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Project Coordinator I

Req ID #:  43958

Frederick, MD, US

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 an experienced Project Coordinator I for our site located in Frederick, MD


Responsible for determining costs of projects for various services/products, coordinate with sales on determination of proposal/change order costing; design financial templates for proposal costing/pricing; design financial system project templates for awarded projects according to business area and characteristics; coordinates with Client Services, Finance, Operations, supporting labs, vendors, subcontractors, and consultants to ensure accurate project maintenance in financial systems for determination of revenue recognition; monitors and updates critical milestones of projects resulting in accurate revenue recognition and invoicing to customers; analyze cost structures to determine areas for operations improvements.

  • Develop the suggested selling price (SSP) for potential new business by initiating and building the study costs utilizing templates in SAP.
  • Coordinate with Operations, supporting labs, vendors, subcontractors and consultants to ensure accurate costing of projects. 
  • Prepare, coordinate, and maintain critical milestone dates for execution of the study.  Update and maintain all dates/units in SAP.
  • Manage changes and cost adjustments in SAP as communicated by Client Services, Operations or as necessary for accurate costing.
  • Assist in monitoring procedural metrics to determine accuracy and relevance to study type and operation processes. 
  • Monitor, make recommendations, and develop solutions for any roadblocks that would inhibit a milestone date being met (i.e., changes of work scope, material shipment delays, availability of study related inventory and equipment). 
  • Communicate changes per sponsor requests to affected departments with agreement from Client Services.  Verify that required resources are available per the proposed study design changes. Ensure any schedule impact is reported to Client Services in conjunction with scheduling/procurement personnel. 
  • Coordinate with Client Services and Finance to ensure inquiries are maintained accurately in SAP.
  • Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols].


The following are minimum requirements related to the Project Coordinator I position.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in biological sciences, business management or related discipline required. Advanced education preferred.
  • 1-2 years related experience in project management in a laboratory or research environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Working knowledge of SAP applications preferred. Ability to multi-task, excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Possess analytical thinking and problem solving skills. Ability to prioritize and re-evaluate priorities as situations change. Working knowledge of computer software (MS Office, MS Project, Excel and database experience preferred), knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations.


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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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

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