Scientific Resource Associate 1

Req ID #:  102011

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 Scientific Resource Associate for our Safety Assessment Group site located Ashland, Ohio.


This position has multi-functional responsibilities to support several operational areas by providing project resource management that concentrates on individual departmental operations. Coordination of cross departmental resources and activities. Liaison with multi-departmental management to facilitate effective and efficient inter-departmental interaction.



  • Recommend short-range operating objectives and recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Provide primary resource and project management for various departments.
  • Participate in project management and monitor workflow to ensure proper prioritization of projects within departments and assist in determining objectives for meeting timelines.
  • Act as support person for Provantis, Client Management System (CMS) and Global Resource Management System (GRMS) including troubleshooting, training, backup coverage for study number assignment, Portal upload, Provantis protocol generation and study set-up.
  • Assist Client Services, Resources and Study Directors with feasibility and timelines for potential work.
  • Establish meaningful and clear milestones for all active projects, as assigned.
  • Monitor the issuance of reports vs. first contracted date, identifying reasons each late report was not issued on time, and using this information to improve the reporting process with the goal of 100% on time report issuance. This task involves tracking, reporting, evaluating, and making recommendations to keep the company from repeating occurrences of adverse events.
  • Work with resource management to set and prioritize milestone dates across all studies in reporting phase as needed to ensure timely issuance of all draft and final reports. Ensure report finalization requests are properly and completely disseminated. This task involves the initial scheduling across all studies to insure the best possible schedules for all outstanding reports.
  • Provide coordination assistance to Study Directors by assisting with report finalizations, preparation of forms, and process improvement suggestions.
  • Write first draft generic protocols for Study Directors as assigned.
  • Ensure final reports are scheduled and issued in accordance with sponsor requirements while not impacting the issuance of draft reports.
  • Enter report tracking information in Milestone Tracking database.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of Resource Management tracking tools.
  • Identify training and development needs and assist in the development and implementa­tion of training programs.
  • Assist in the development, maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs. 
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.




  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a scientific or related discipline.
  • Experience:   2 years related experience in a GLP contract research/pharmaceutical setting. 1 year of experience with database administration. Supervisory experience in a GLP environment preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  None

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


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Mansfield

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