Senior Study Director Analytical Chemistry

Req ID #:  62871

S-Hertogenbosch, NL, 5231 DD

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.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Senior Study Director for our Safety Assessment site in 's-Hertogenbosch


The department of Chemistry consists of approximately 110 employees divided over the units Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Bioanalysis and Test Item Receipt and Formulation. Our research focusses on enabling the safe use of new pharmaceuticals and chemicals.


The Analytical and Physical Chemistry team is specialized in method development, validation and analysis of pharmaceuticals, polymers, pesticides and other chemicals in various samples (water, formulations, soil, food) most often at trace concentrations. Our labs and equipment are state-of-art and include UPLC-MSMS, GC-MSMS, ICP-MSMS, GC and UPLC systems as well as a radio-lab.


In order to continue to provide and further improve the science of our analytical chemistry projects we are looking for a candidate with extensive expertise in modern analytical chemistry and a proven track record in the successful development of challenging analytical methods.
As a senior study director you will be responsible for an efficient method development process and you will be our site’s analytical chemistry expert to go to. You will be the direct client contact for complex analytical questions and you work in close collaboration with these clients. You maintain a vivid professional network, you develop and maintain a recognized position in the scientific arena and you are able to build good and lasting working relationships. You have excellent communication skills and the ability to break up complex challenges in manageable parts. 


The following are the qualifications related to the Senior Study Director position:

  • An academic grade in Analytical Chemistry, preferably at PhD level
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a leading scientific role in industry or academia
  • Extensive experience in analytical method development 
  • Actively maintaining a broad and relevant international network in analytical chemistry 
  • Recent scientific contributions in peer reviewed journals and analytical symposia
  • Knowledge of the Dutch language is preferred.
  • Clear, concise and to-the-point verbal communication
  • Excellent scientific writing skills
  • Experience to work in a GxP environment
  • A critical attitude, customer-oriented, motivated and enthusiastic


Our Offer:

  • A challenging position in a renowned and modern laboratory
  • Be a leading part of the development of next generation drugs, new chemicals and crop protection products
  • Opportunities to further develop in your field of expertise
  • Key position in a team of MSc and PhD analytical scientists
  • Good salary and benefits
  • An open company culture and a pleasant, informal atmosphere

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 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