Scientific Research In Vivo - Associate

Req ID #:  190600

Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

For 75 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

A Pathologist Associate is responsible for providing administrative support to increase the overall efficiency and productivity of the Director of Pathology and Pathologists within the pathology department, while facilitating the needs of external peer review pathologists and sponsors. Duties include: maintaining records and schedules; managing vendors and accounts; and coordinating the department training program.

  • Establishes, monitors, and maintains departmental records; maintains department Standard
  • Operating Procedures (SOPs) with assistance and direction from the Director.
  • Maintains the Pathologist Department Master Schedule, putting information into Master Schedule and tracking Pathologists’ availability.
  • Manages onsite and offsite Peer Reviews and hosts Pathologist Department Sponsor Visits, including providing meals and tours.
  • Manages Outsourced Pathology directed by Pathologist Department, including account and vendor management (pricing, proposal, communications, etc.)
  • Manages the spreadsheet and graphs for tracking Pathologist Tissue Counts.
  • Coordinates Integration Meetings with the Study Directors, Anatomic Pathologists, Clinical Pathologists, Kinetic Departments, and other Principal Investigators as required.
  • Assists and supports company Pathologists with their consulting needs by coordinating schedules and facilitating communications and the pricing and proposal processes; estimates pathologist hours, often in consultation with the Director and/or study pathologist,on proposals when requested.
  • Manages Potential Target Organ Request process, including communications, schedule coordination, and archival of study-related electronic communications.
  • Coordinates the Training Program for the Pathologist Department, including maintaining the Pathologist Handbook and providing training and validation support for software programs used by the department, such as, Provantis, eDocs, etc.
  • Manages inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Serves as department software application validation lead (Provantis and others as needed).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • HS/GED with 6 or more years of relevant experience; contract research organization experience preferred, or
  •  Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with 2 or more years of relevant experience; contract research organization experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with creating, maintaining, and assigning resources within a work schedule is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.
  • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts; sometimes on short notice.
  • Ability to work under specific time constraints.

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 300 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.


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