Associate Director Manufacturing Sciences & Technology

Req ID #:  202872

Hanover, MD, US, 21076

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.


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Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of MS&T, leads the site based (Memphis or Hanover) manufacturing sciences and technology (MS&T) organization. Provides leadership to enable the implementation and transfer of new technologies and client programs to CRL’s facilities. The role will interact with internal and external functional leaders/clients to ensure success.


  • Knowledgeable in industry technology transfer principles and guidance.
  • Provides functional leadership to the MS&T teams that support the product transfer from the process development and establishment stage to current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) production.
  • Provides updates to the teams detailing scheduling adherence, quality, and safety of active technology transfers.
  • Provides high level technology transfer strategy, developing procedures and processes to support the function.
  • Responsible for ensuring that process implementation objectives and client expectations are met.
  • Supports the development and delivery of training materials to ensure that the operational, scientific, and analytical training of employees involved with new processes/clients.
  • Responsible for reviewing and analyzing data, designing additional experiments, and helping with report writing.
  • Ensures a cohesive, integrated manufacturing environment and the transfer of technology is thorough and well-coordinated.
  • Builds alliances within internal functions and external parties (clients) to ensure technology transfer objectives are met.
  • Evaluates potential new programs/clients and provides input related to scope of work, costing/pricing of services, and strategy
  • Lives the Charles River core values of Care, Lead, Own, and Collaborate
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications

  • B.S. in an appropriate area of specialization
  • Minimum of 7years of experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in Leadership role required. 
  • Experience working in a GMP/ laboratory / Medical Device/Manufacturing environment required
  • Advanced knowledge of cGMP, clean room manufacturing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Detail oriented with good organizational skills.
  • Must possess effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Must display a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Must demonstrate initiative to remain apprised of relevant industry and regulatory trends.
  • Project management and planning experience a plus.
  • Experience working with external clients and vendors a plus.

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 Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.


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

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