Analytical Scientist I

Req ID #:  202780

Memphis, TN, US, 38118

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.


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Job Summary


We are seeking an Analytical Scientist I for our Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility located Memphis, TN.


The Analytical Scientist I will provide analytical technical support for incoming technology transfers of client test methods for advanced cell therapies. This role will participate in the analytical transfer process and will ensure that the knowledge transfer to QC and supporting groups is efficient and effective. This role will also be involved in QC method preparation, execution, method qualification / validation, and close out of technology transfer activities. Additionally, this role will be involved in QC method preparation, execution, method qualification / validation, and close out of technology transfer activities.


The following are responsibilities related to the Analytical Scientist I:


•    Work as part of a cross-functional transfer team to ensure maximum and high-quality output of deliverables for clients.
•    Assess client QC testing requirements against internal capabilities and experience to identify any testing and / or raw material gaps.
•    Identify any gap or technical mitigations to high-risk items and present to leadership for endorsement.
•    Provide laboratory support and troubleshooting for QC and supporting groups to ensure transfer of testing knowledge was effective.
•    Monitor and analyze transferred test method performance (QC) and troubleshoot technical difficulties as needed.
•    Provide support for investigations and impact assessment.
•    Ensures tasks are performed in a manner consistent with safety standards and within cGMP guidelines.
•    Assist in expanding analytical knowledge, controls for analytical transfer consistency, and continuous improvement.
•    Receives occasional guidance from supervisor regarding planning activities, assigned deliverables, and timelines.
•    Generate documentation supporting tech transfer and production and provide technical support.
•    Travel may be required for training or analytical transfer activities.

Job Qualifications


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Analytical Scientist I position:

•    BS with 2+ years/ MS with 1+ year/ PhD with 1 year of relevant experience.
•    Established analytical skills and knowledge of cell culture and working knowledge of cGMP.
•    Experience with analytical assays including, but not limited to:

  • Assay Design
  • Assay Implementation
  • Assay Troubleshooting

•    Detail oriented with good organizational skills.
•    Effective written and oral communication skills.
•    High degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
•    Take the initiative to remain apprised of relevant industry and regulatory trends.
•    Assertive, showing willingness to gain industry knowledge.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

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 20,000 employees within 110 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. 

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, or national origin, veteran or disability status.

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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