Senior In-Vitro Analyst

Req ID:  84371

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 a Senior In Vitro (Cell Culture/Virology) Analyst to work in and help to establish a new Cell culture/Virology Laboratory located in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland.


This role shall report to the In-Vitro (Cell culture/Virology) Supervisor and the main duties & responsibilities shall be to assist the Department Manager in the following:


  • Qualification and/or validation of all equipment for new Cell culture/Virology Laboratory in accordance with GMP and corporate validation requirement standards and guidelines.
  • Draw up SOPs and implement testing in strict accordance with SOP(s) ensuring full GMP regulatory compliance as appropriate.
  • Generate cell banks and viral stocks for use in specific client testing.
  • Establishment of Test Method SOPs and validation of methods, where appropriate.
    Core duties shall include:
  • Complete understanding off all regulatory guidelines.
  • Generation of GMP compliant SOPs, Protocols and reports.
  • Carrying out test method procedures.
  • Liaise with the Quality Department for the generation of all departmental quality documents including audit responses, facility replies and deviation reports.
  • Assist in laboratory investigations where necessary.
  • Responsible for reporting progress information to Management.
  • Provide technical training to team as required.
  • Update current standard operating procedures.
  • Generate risk assessments for laboratory and test items as required.
    The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior In Vitro Analyst position.
  • BSc or MSc a relevant science discipline (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, etc.)
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in Scientific Research preferably within a GMP regulated environment (EMEA/FDA) within the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, CRO Industry.
  • Experience in in-vitro bioassays and project management highly desirable.
  • Experience in virology highly desirable.
  • In-Vitro Analytical techniques essential.
  • Knowledge of biosafety classifications and Code of Practice for the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 572 of 2013) desirable.
  • Ability to problem solve and work on own initiative.


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.