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Scientist - Biomarkers and Investigative Pathology

Req ID #:  40907

Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

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 an experienced Research Scientist for our Biomarkers and Investigative Pathology (BIP) Team located in Mattawan, MI.



Research Scientist is responsible for:  the development and scientific oversight of method validation and analytical sample analyses using investigational pathology platforms, such as, immunohistochemistry, immunoassay biomarkers, and/or flow cytometry. The Scientist is an expert who provides scientific leadership in developing/troubleshooting scientifically valid and efficient processes and procedures and mentoring staff. She/he may function as a Contributing Scientist or as a Principal Investigator or as a Study Director as necessary. Supervising others may be required.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Research Scientist position.


  • Doctorate degree in a relevant scientific field with 2-5 or more years of relevant experience or BS/MS with 7-10 or more years of relevant experience; contract research organization experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of immunohistochemistry, immunoassay biomarkers, and/or flow cytometry and experience with approval/oversight of validations, method development, and quality of data produced from study samples is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to train, mentor, and lead other scientists in a team environment.
  • 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 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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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