Administrative Specialist 1, RCD 1

Req ID #:  91555

Horsham, PA, US, 19044

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.

Job Summary

Provides basic administrative support to DRDS personnel and processes.  Assists with oversight, coordination, and communication for projects and processes locally and across multiple SA locations.

•    Provide administrative assistance for oversight of systems, projects and processes locally and across multiple SA locations
•    Includes but is not limited to onboarding, training, maintenance, and associated system documentation (SOPs, procedures, etc.).
•    Tracking of assigned deliverables (e.g., schedules, deliverables, etc.)
•    Provide administrative support to DRDS personnel as needed.
•    Assist with assigned computerized system validation projects.
•    Assist with project management of assigned projects, including planning and scheduling, coordination of resources, oversight and tracking of progress, and closing out documentation.
•    Assist with coordination, planning and scheduling of departmental and/or interdepartmental projects as needed.
•    Assist in oversight and reporting on efficiency and effectiveness of all assigned projects and processes.
•    Plan meetings and prepare agendas, facilitate project planning, prepare and/or locate necessary materials and resources, facilitate group process, and help develop work plans.
•    Maintain contact with project stakeholders and project service providers to ensure timely activities to meet project requirements and satisfaction following project completion.
•    Investigate and resolve routine problems with minimal guidance.
•    Communicate and coordinate with outside vendors and clients.
•    Collaboration with other appropriate company personnel as needed
•    Assist with training of new employees as needed.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

•    Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a biological sciences, computer sciences, or business administration preferred.
•    Experience:  0-1 year of relevant professional experience in a research setting preferred. Previous experience in a GLP environment preferred. Experience as a participant in workgroups and committees is preferred.
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure:  N/A 

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.


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