Field Trial Officer- M/F- Long term contract

Req ID:  65533

Macon, FR, 71000

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.

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We are recruiting our future Field Trial Officer - M/F- under a long term contract for our agricultural experimentation unit located in Macon, under the supervision of a Manager located in the North of France.




On behalf of our clients, we collaborate with a network of farmers and carry out trials on control plots of crops (cereals, market gardening, horticulture) in order to approve phytosanitary products in compliance with regulations.


Tasks and responsibilities related to the position:


  • Treatments with pre-dosed products and samples taken from micro plots of crop samples.
  • Administrative processing of raw data to be recorded in the test books, in compliance with protocols and test plans being written in English.
  • Storage and dispatch of samples for residue analysis
  • Working conditions:
  •  Survey work mainly outdoors from March / April to November requiring the use of technical equipment (carbon fiber ramps, atomizer), including the wearing of personal protective equipment (full suit, cartridge mask, gloves) .
  • Work on micro plots on various farms which requires frequent travel 5 to 6 months of the year (summer period). Over the day travels.
  • One-off trips to Spain and Italy.
  • Several months spent on site with the job holder, supplemented by theoretical training in Scotland
  • Work in great autonomy on the missions entrusted after training in field surveys.




  • ​​​​​​​Bac + 2 (BTS, DUT) in Life Sciences, Biology, agricultural or plant biology
  • Ideally you have already apprehended or carried out experiments in phytosanitary experimentation (GEP, GLP)
  • Taste for field work as well as a sense of relationship with farmers.
  • Be proactive, flexible and have the practical sense of the organization to deal with any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Be autonomous and conscientious to organize the course of his workload.
  • Fluent in French and In English (reports to be completed and exchanges with part of the hierarchy located in Scotland and daily communication with farmers)
  • Driving license and company vehicle at the end of the training period




  • Remuneration from 25K over 13 months + Incentive + Participation + seniority
  • Base of 35 weekly hours. Modulation tuning.

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.