Req ID:  91300

Beerse, BE, 2340

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 a highly motivated Research Technician to join our Discovery site in Beerse, Belgium.


The Research Technician is a laboratory-based role to support early drug discovery programmes across a variety of therapeutic areas. As part of our compound profiling team, the research technician will be responsible for performing biochemical and cell-based assays to identify novel candidate drugs and/or therapeutic targets for our clients. All this is done in a team-oriented, result-driven, international research environment that provides an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual.


Job Responsibilities
•    Provide technical laboratory support in in vitro screening and profiling assays.
•    Culture and maintain mammalian cell lines.
•    Generate and interrogate biological data generated for the project together with other scientific members of the project team.
•    Establish an understanding of the relevance of the data being generated on the project. Maintain a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
•    Complete lab book to departmental and patent-acceptable quality standards.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Technician position:
•    B. Sc. or M.Sc. with up to 2 years of working experience in a relevant environment.
•    Experience in a CRO or Pharma environment preferred.
•    Basic knowledge of cell culture and basic laboratory techniques. 
•    Lab experience in biochemical or cell-based assays preferred.
•    Experience in working with automated liquid handlers is a plus.
•    Strong teamwork ethic and the commitment to successfully deliver to tight deadlines is essential.
•    High accuracy and attention to the detail is a must for both laboratory and office-based work.
•    Good oral and written communication skills in English.


About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 350 patents and 80 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.


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.