Research Specialist - Cryo - EM

Req ID #:  220925

Bethesda, MD, US, 20892

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.

Job Summary


We are looking for a Research Specialist IV (Cryo-EM) to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Bethesda, MD.


How will you have an impact?
This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the RSIV role, you can do that by providing research and technical support, which contributes directly to the integrity of the research.


Why work at Charles River?
We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees, internal career development, and competitive benefits!

What you will do!

In the Research Specialist IV role, you will utilize existing quality standards and procedures to collect, analyze, and interpret data for preparation of summaries and reports; keep detailed daily organized labs notes of all processes; in addition to performing other record-keeping tasks. You may expect to review and summarize literature, and attend meetings to present findings or results. To successfully fill this role, you will provide technical support for the lab; prepare samples for fluorescent and electron microscopy; as well as provide work products documentation, including but not limited to microscopy, imaging, and lab equipment. Additional duties may include ensuring appropriate inventory levels of expendable supplies; assisting with ordering, receipt, and stocking of supply inventories; in addition to organizing, unpacking, and rotating stock, plus taking part in laboratory housekeeping.


In a supervisory capacity, the Research Specialist IV works with staff to manage, use, troubleshoot, and train on instrumentation such as cryo-FIB SEM Helios 5 Hydra CX or Aquilos-2, ACE900, cryo plungers, high pressure freezers, freeze-substitution devices, electron microscopes (T12, T20, Glacios, Krios) and related accessories. This role will be in charge of ensuring that the lab and its equipment are properly maintained, as well as prioritizing, scheduling, and coordinating usage of equipment across multiple NIH institutes. You will also have the opportunity to assist students and postdocs with projects, in addition to working on independent projects.


Who are we looking for?
A candidate that possesses a B.S. or higher in a related field required; and a minimum six years’ experience working with cryo-FIB required. Experience in fields such as fluorescent and/or electron microscopy preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for what is listed.


The pay range for this position is $90,000 to $95,000 USD per year.  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.


If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!

About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

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 over 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, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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