Quality Assurance Auditor 1

Req ID #:  215341

Cleveland, OH, US, 44128

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.


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


We are seeking a Quality Assurance Auditor I, for our Quality Assurance Department located in Cleveland, Ohio. 

The position is responsible for performing audits of basic records and reports and inspections of routine processes to assure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, international standards, and corporate policies and procedures.




  • Review protocols for compliance with all pertinent government and international GMP and GLP regulations for studies conducted at the Test Facility that are basic and routine in study design.
  • Perform raw data audits for studies to ensure accuracy and compliance with GMPs and GLPs, study protocol and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Audit in-life critical phases of ongoing studies for compliance with GMPs and GLPs, study protocol and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Review final reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with GMP and GLP regulations and the study protocol/amendments; ensure that the final report accurately describes the raw data and study methods.
  • Determine and assure that study deviations are appropriately reported and documented.
  • Prepare and sign the Quality Assurance Statement to be included with audited final report.
  • Prepare and review Quality Assurance files prior to Sponsor site visits; ensure that QA audit files are archived.
  • Perform audits of site Quality Systems (process inspections; facility inspections; equipment and record review; computer validation activities; training records) including audits of corresponding regulatory documentation to ensure compliance. 
  • Assist in training of Quality Assurance personnel.
  • Assist in providing and documenting company-wide GMP and GLP training sessions.
  • May provide support during government/agency inspections, as requested. 
  • May assist in scheduling and tracking Quality Assurance audits inspections and procedures, as requested.
  • Participate in qualification audits of subcontractors, as requested.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance projects, as requested.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



The following are minimum requirements related to the Quality Assurance Auditor I position.

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) required.
  • 1 -2 years of experience preferred in science related field. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. 


The pay range for this position is $45k-$50k. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 


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 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, 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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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