Digital Pathology - Intern

Req ID #:  213979


At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


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

As a Digital Pathology Intern you will collaborate with the Global DSA Team, including DSA operations and pathology teams to produce a wide variety of deliverables focusing on developing machine learning-based decision support tools for pathologists. Your insightful contribution and fresh perspective will help develop and expand our digital pathology initiatives and assist you with acquiring machine learning and pathology skills and the knowledge of various digital/operational strategies.
The Digitization Intern is a fully remote employee and will be responsible for:

•    Upload illustrative pathology content for machine learning methods development
•    Design, develop & document machine learning annotation methods 
•    Collaborate with computer scientists to train and test machine learning models
•    Design and implement machine learning model qualification methods 
•    Interview internal customers for workflow integration and testing 
•    Regular project updates to the Machine Learning core team

Job Qualifications


The following are the minimum requirements related to the Digital Pathology Intern position:
•    Student is currently enrolled as a sophomore or higher (or recent graduate) in an accredited college/university degree program (undergraduate) or is enrolled in a professional or graduate biomedical program
•    Ability to fulfill a 2-month internship
•    Classwork or work experience in veterinary/human histology, anatomy, or pathology
•    Experience with image analysis or machine learning methods would be an asset
•    Effective communication and listening skills in a teamwork environment
•    Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects with a strong attention to detail
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required
•    Creativity and ability to learn new technologies quickly and ability to work independently and be proactive is required

  • Willingness to travel for an on-site visit at one of our CRL Safety Assessment laboratories
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English proficiently.  


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 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, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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