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Account Specialist I

Req ID #:  43603

Newark, DE, US

For nearly 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 an experienced Account Specialist I for our Microbial Solutions Business.  This position is a remote opportunity located in the North East (Deleware / New Jersey), with a location near an airport preferred.  


The Account Specialist I is responsible for driving the onboarding of the Microbial Solutions product line for new customers and the ensure Customer Satisfaction of our clients. This role will be expected to provide customer support for installation, initial training and validation/application support for customers, ensuring full and continued utilization of the instrumentation. In addition, this role will be responsible for identifying customer usage trends and support growth by identifying new opportunities for the different product lines at existing accounts. 

We’re seeking a self-motivated person who can operate with minimal oversight and can drive results within their respective regions. As an Account Specialist, this role is seen as an official representative of Charles River and will be an integral part of the success of the organization.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Account Specialist I .

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) in a scientific related discipline required; degree in microbiology related discipline preferred.
  • Minimum 1-year related experience; experience working in the life sciences industry preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills including strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 50% annually within the United States.

About the Microbial Solutions business

Protecting the integrity of our customer’s products demands rigorous quality control, a critical task made easier with the help of a reliable partner.  Charles River is the partner, offering innovative, flexible solutions and technical expertise to support you every step of the way.  We’ve purposefully built our portfolio to bring progressive products and services that deliver accurate, relevant and reliable data to fuel confident decision on product quality and contamination control.


We lead the market with products and services that meet diverse needs of the pharmaceutical, consumer, beauty, dairy, beverage and food industries.  Our unique combination of Endosafe® endotoxin testing, Celsis® rapid microbial detection and Accugenix® microbial identification and strain typing keeps our customers manufacturing operations running efficiently and smoothly.


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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. 


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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.


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Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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