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Scientist I Virology

Req ID #:  43731

Malvern, PA, US, 19355

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 Scientist I Virology for Biologics Testing Solutions at our Malvern site.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Scientist I Virology position.




Serve as a scientist in the Virology Department performing assigned research duties which may include assay optimization, study management, interpretation and

reporting of study data and ensuring the regulatory compliance of these projects.




  • Assist in the review of existing procedures to identify areas for process optimization. 
  • Investigate and develop new methodologies. Participate in novel assay design and implementation. 
  • Research innovative equipment and processes for possible inclusion in existing assays.
  • Collaborate with others to coordinate interdepartmental projects. 
  • Provide technical guidance to laboratory personnel, as needed.
  •  Function as a point of contact for the planning and execution of client related studies. Job duties will include proposal management, protocol generation, study scheduling, study performance and reporting.




  • Education: Ph.D. level candidate with Virology expertise is required.
  • Experience: Experience in the contract testing or pharmaceutical industry is preferred, as is a working knowledge of the following: virus propagation and titration; co-cultivation, retroviral, plaque and adventitious virus assays; applied knowledge of gene therapy; statistics as it applies to scientific data evaluation.
  • Certification/Licensure: None 
  • Other: Full understanding of regulatory requirements of study types assigned, as well as testing facility Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. Familiarity with standard laboratory calculations and interpretation.  

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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


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 2018.


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet. 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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