IT Project Manager, Discovery

Req ID #:  215702

US Chicago, IL, US, 60654 Morrisville, NC, US, 27560 Newark, DE, US, 19711 Detroit, MI, US, 48201 Boston, MA, US, 02116 Baltimore, MD, US, 21224 Ashland, OH, US, 44805 Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 Roanoke, IL, US, 61561

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


Responsible for managing projects implementing technology for various sites or teams. Manages day-to-day operational aspects of projects. Effectively utilizes each team member to his/her fullest potential and motivates team to work together in the most efficient manner to ensure successful project delivery. Examples of projects include but not limited to: enhancements and rollouts of SaaS products for our scientific labs, projects that support our Sales/HR/Finance processes, M&A integration, document management migrations, network upgrades, outfitting newly constructed labs or supporting building renovations.


•    Responsible for planning, orchestrating and delivering given projects.
•    Ensure deliverables and project outcomes are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit.
•    Manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed-on time, cost and quality parameters.
•    Responsible for building, mobilizing and motivating project teams.
•    Strong collaboration with the Discovery IT team, software and hardware vendors, and CRL Global Tech functions.
•    Oversee organizational change management activities to ensure system adoptions is maximized.
•    Chair project Executive Steering Committee meetings to review progress, risks and issues with key constituents.  Provide regular status reporting to stakeholders 
•    Manage project budgets and provide monthly financial forecasts
•    Practice and apply the selected project management methodology for each project (may be traditional waterfall, agile, or hybrid), managing its controls and deliverables.
•    Ensures solutions are transitioned appropriately to the support team through company defined processes.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

•    Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science, engineering, business administration or related discipline.  
•    Experience:  5 years related experience in project management.
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure: PMP preferred 
•    Other:  Demonstrated experience successfully delivering projects. Proven ability to quickly earn the trust and confidence of sponsors and key stakeholders. Strong influencing and negotiation skills. Ability to communicate at all levels and to multi-national audiences with clarity and precision, both written and verbally. Strong presentation skills. Ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives. Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills. Sound business and technical acumen.


Compensation Data


The pay range for this position is $95,000 - $125,000 USD. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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.


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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