study director Analytical and Physical Chemistry

Req ID #:  48713

Den Bosch, NB, NL

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Study Director for our Safety Assessment site located in 's-Hertogenbosch.

The department of Chemistry consists of approximately 80 employees divided over the units Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Bioanalysis and Test Item Receipt and Formulation. Our research is diverse and we investigate a multitude of substances with an extensive modern equipment park. Our research is focused on making the safe use of new substances possible.

The Analytical and Physical Chemistry unit is specialized in method development, validation and analysis of pharmaceuticals, polymers, pesticides and other chemicals in various samples (water, formulations, soil, food). Our labs and equipment are state-of-art including: UPLC-MSMS, GC-MSMS, ICP-MS, GC and HP/UPLC systems and a fully equipped radio-lab.

The following are responsibilities related to the Study Director:

As a Study Director you are responsible for the planning, the performance and the scientific quality of your projects. You provide the interpretation and report the results to our clients. You work in close contact with these clients and you are able to build a good and lasting working relationship. Together with a team of specialists you are the prime contact for our clients for technical and scientific questions with regard to analytical chemistry.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Study Director position:

  • An academic grade in Analytical Chemistry, preferably at PhD level
  • Relevant experience in working with UPLC, LC-MS, GC and / or GC-MS
  • Good project management skills
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch is a pro
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with GLP is a pro
  • A critical attitude, customer-oriented, motivated and enthusiastic

Our Offer:

  • A challenging position in a renowned and modern analytical laboratory
  • The ability to develop further in your field of expertise
  • Good salary and benefits
  • An open company culture and a pleasant, informal atmosphere

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science 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 many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet


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