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Senior Shipping Specialist

Req ID #:  44872

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 Senior Shipping Specialist for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located in Malvern, PA.


Serve as the lead for site packaging/shipping needs. Ensures that packages are shipped according to required laws and guidelines, including availability of permits as needed. Ensures that chain of custody is maintained during all parts of the packaging/shipping process. Schedules and monitors shipments for internal and external clients. Works in collaboration with the Specialist Logistics Services team as required.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Shipping Specialist position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Package and ship according to local, state, federal, and International laws and guidelines as set forth by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  • Ensure that relevant permits and licenses are up to date for Imports and Exports of various Biological and Chemical materials. Including, but not limited to DEA, CDC, USDA, USFWS, CITES, within the United States, and similar regulatory agencies worldwide.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of US import and export processes, including a strong understanding of information required to produce Proforma Invoices.
  • Monitor inbound and outbound shipments and conform to chain of custody protocols and guidelines. This includes addressing any issues promptly as they come up during the transit/regulatory inspection process and ensuring that internal/external customers are kept informed.                                                     
  •  Ensure that the Cool Chain is not broken when shipping temperature-controlled packages. Responsible for data entry and inventory management for shipments leaving the facility and producing the necessary documentation for shipments leaving all departments. This includes assisting with Sample Processing team tasks when required. 



  • Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent in a science or transport/supply chain related discipline. Experience: 4+ years working in healthcare logistics within the Pharma or Specialist Freight Forwarding industry, with experience working within GxP environments, and the shipping of temperature sensitive materials internationally.
  • Certification/Licensure: Must have a valid driver's license and verified clean driver's record. IATA and DOT certification (working knowledge is preferred), or the ability to pass certification within 30 days of employment.

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.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


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




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