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Quality Assurance Auditor I

Req ID #:  43055

Ashland, OH, US, 44805

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 a Quality Assurance Auditor I, for our Quality Assurance Department located in Ashland, Ohio. 

The position is responsible for performing audits of basic records and reports and inspections of routine processes to assure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, international standards, and corporate policies and procedures.



  • Review protocols for compliance with all pertinent government and international GLP regulations for studies conducted at the Test Facility that are basic and routine in study design.
  • Perform raw data audits for studies to ensure accuracy and compliance with the GLPs, study protocol and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Audit in-life critical phases of ongoing studies for compliance with the GLPs, study protocol and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Review final reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with GLP regulations and the study protocol/amendments; ensure that the final report accurately describes the raw data and study methods.
  • Determine and assure that study deviations are appropriately reported and documented.
  • Prepare and sign the Quality Assurance Statement to be included with audited final report.
  • Prepare and review Quality Assurance files prior to Sponsor site visits; ensure that QA audit files are archived.
  • Perform audits of site Quality Systems (process inspections; facility inspections; equipment and record review; computer validation activities; training records) including audits of corresponding regulatory documentation to ensure compliance. 
  • Assist in training of Quality Assurance personnel.
  • Assist in providing and documenting company-wide GLP training sessions.
  • May provide support during government/agency inspections, as requested. 
  • May assist in scheduling and tracking Quality Assurance audits inspections and procedures, as requested.
  • Participate in qualification audits of subcontractors, as requested.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance projects, as requested.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Quality Assurance Auditor I position.

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) required.
  • 1 -2 years of experience preferred in science related field. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Mansfield

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