Req ID #:  133613

US Norwich, CT, US, 06360 Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 Newark, DE, US, 19711 Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 Rockville, MD, US, 20850 New Haven, CT, US, 06519-6052 Rockville, MD, US, 20850

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.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary

Provide high-level cross-functional paralegal support to the Company’s in-house legal team, business partners, and corporate functions, across a range of legal matters, including with respect to general corporate and public company matters, global subsidiary management, strategic transactions, transactional support, intellectual property, employment law, real estate, legal compliance, and various other corporate matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•    Support the Company’s public company filings and activities, including assisting with the preparation and filing of quarterly and annual reports.
•    Assist with management of corporate subsidiaries, including drafting and maintenance of corporate entity organizational and governance documents.
•    Provide support and review of commercial and licensing agreements (including template and non-standard agreements) as needed.
•    Assist with template development, drafting and preparing forms, letters and other legal documents and coordination of approvals, signatures, notarization, and legalization of documents. 
•    Provide corporate transactional support to the legal team and other internal functions, which may include data room management, due diligence requests, managing closing checklists, and coordinating and assisting with document review, drafting resolutions and other closing documents and preparing and tracking signature pages.
•    Support ongoing cross-functional initiatives, including adoption of contract-related technologies.
•    Assist in managing and maintaining legal entity management system and conduct regular audits to ensure compliance and accuracy of corporate records.
•    Respond to subpoenas and other document requests.
•    Support the IP, real estate, legal compliance, and employment law functions on project tasks from time to time.
•    Provide administrative support as necessary.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S.) or equivalent or related discipline.
  • Experience: 3-5 years related experience and/or training including previous experience in an in-house legal department of a large corporation and/or corporate law firm. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: Paralegal certificate is a plus.
  • Other: Expert in utilization of Microsoft Desktop applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Strong negotiation and communication skills.



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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 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.
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 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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