Elevate global health.
This is your moment.

Life is what we’re all about

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. Our Mission, our scientific leadership, and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of people around the globe.

Why we’re here

All of us at Charles River share a powerful passion as we pursue our unifying mission: To create healthier lives. The opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people all over the world is what gets us out of bed and going every day. Imagine being able to leverage your talents in advancing new discoveries and clinical breakthroughs that elevate global human health. That’s why a career here is so much more than a job. It’s a purpose-driven journey.

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Male Charles River scientific professional in a lab coat working in a laboratory environment
Male Charles River scientific professional in a lab coat working in a laboratory environment

What is a Contract Research Organization?

One of the things that makes Charles River unique is that we’re a Contract Research Organization (CRO). CROs provide critical support to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies in the form of leading-edge research. We work with universities, support foundations, research institutions, and government organizations across the globe to develop life-saving medicines and therapies. Our work is incredibly diverse and provides an unequaled variety of options and opportunities for you to pursue.

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Be our greatest discovery

The diversity of our people is our greatest strength. We value your unique background, perspectives, and rare qualities, and we’re committed to providing you with the encouragement and empowerment to bring your authentic self to work and to reach your fullest potential. We work tirelessly to foster a culture where individual differences are respected, and all feel welcomed and included. We invite you to learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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