Associate Director, Bioanalytical Chemistry

Req ID #:  204873

Ashland, OH, US, 44805

For 75 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.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


Job Summary

Lead a functional group within a department; this might include method developers, research scientists, principal investigators or operational teams. Have staffing and recruiting responsibilities over the group.  Responsible for ensuring quality and on time delivery of projects of the work group. Mentors junior staff members and scientific concepts. Must drive productivity/efficiency improvements within the group. 

In concert with and in support of the Director, contribute to the overall departmental day-to-day activities, i.e. reviewing program and project data, providing regulatory guidance, and general support for staff, as appropriate and required; directly work with sponsors providing project updates, overviews, and guidance; routinely serve as a lead representative of the department, internally and externally; review and sign as management on reports, deviations, etc. Contributions on day-to-day support in leading the group.

 Contribute to the proposal/bidding process and wining new sponsors/work; negotiate terms of proposals (new and existing) to maximize value while drawing revenue; draw new business through client visits and conference calls to sell LabSci/CRL; contribute to                           financial targets and initiatives.

Engender a safe and GLP compliant work ethic. Ensure that all staff has had training for Personal protective equipment (PPE).  Take disciplinary action on staff that fail to comply. Ensure that all required training is completed in a timely manner; e.g. annual and group training, read/sign of SOPs, and updates to JD/CV.

Lead initiatives that improve efficiency or expand the scientific capability of the department. Monitor the vendor space for new innovative product that can reduce cost or expand service offerings. Mentor staff on updating the quality system and SOPs to comply with Guidance in all worldwide jurisdictions. 

Constantly learns and expands knowledge of analytical sciences. Constantly reconsiders what the at standard performance for staff at each level in the workgroup. Make goal plans for staff to improve deficiencies. Utilize all available information from Sponsor, literature, and other sources to efficiently deliver high quality innovative studies.

Lead an internal and/or external presentation, poster, or manuscript

Contribute to scientific initiatives, publishable research, new assay approaches to increased service offerings, new clients/projects, and revenue. Adapt to CRL changes while maintaining client and project focus.

REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in chemistry biology or related scientific discipline. Minimum of 9-12 years of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for these requirements.




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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 20,000 employees within 110 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. 

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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