Analytical Supervisor

Req ID:  104132

Ballina, IE, F26D786

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.


We are seeking an experienced Analytical Supervisor for our Biologics Department located in Ballina, Co. Mayo 


Reporting to the Analytical Services Manager this role shall be responsible for the following:


  • Assist in the daily running of the department overseeing the day to day activity with specific responsibility for the organising of work in the area and training.
  • Conduct of water, drug substance and finished product analysis using multiple techniques.
  • Accurate recording of all data.
  • Reporting of results to Manager and Clients
  • Maintenance of equipment qualification status.
  • SOP writing
  • Follow up on Quality issues
  • Compliance with requirements of GMP


The following are minimum requirements related to the Analytical Supervisor position.


  • Degree in chemistry, biochemistry or biological subject with analytical component.
  • Good attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Experience of writing study plans and reports preferable but not essential
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Enthusiasm for laboratory work.
  • Ability to work under strict hygiene conditions.
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Supervisory experience preferable.
  • Flexibility to work overtime, weekends and public holidays as required.
  • Experience of working in a GMP environment essential.


About Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterzation, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.


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 17,000 employees within 90 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 to $2.67 billion. 


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 2019.