Research Scientist Team Lead- Oncology

Req ID #:  97751

Morrisville, NC, US, 27560

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

Serve as a scientist, as well as team leader, in the conduct of assigned nonclinical research studies of basic to moderate complexity, to include study management, interpretation and reporting of study data, and assuring the regulatory compliance of these projects. Coordinate and oversee conduct of assigned nonclinical studies. Responsible for assembly of reports to ensure local and global on-time delivery. 

Study Director
•    Serve as a study director in the direction and execution of assigned studies in compliance with regulations as they apply to the conduct of nonclinical research.
•    Participate in and coordinate all phases of the study planning process with appropriate departments.
•    Generate high-quality protocols, amendments, and reports appropriate for assigned studies. 
•    Review, interpret, integrate, and present data on assigned studies, using the assistance of senior scientific staff as appropriate. 
•    Function as contact for the planning and execution of sponsor interaction related to assigned studies, including proposal management and study scheduling, conduct and reporting.
•    Provide technical and scientific guidance to the research staff.
•    Attend scientific meetings, conferences and training courses to enhance job and professional skills.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Team Lead
•    Assist in managing activities of assigned group to ensure optimum performance.
•    Mentor technical staff in areas such as protocol interpretation, method development and refinement, study-related problem resolution, and technique validation.
•    Assist in the development of short- and long-range objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans. 
•    Assist in the interview and selection of personnel. Assist in developing recommendations regarding personnel actions, including hiring, and promotions. Assist in the drafting of appropriate personnel action paperwork.
•    Assist in development and implementation of departmental training programs.
•    Determine and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.

Job Qualifications

•    Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in a scientific related discipline. Related Master's degree (M.S./M.A.) or PhD/DVM preferred.
•    Experience:  Minimum of 8 to 10 years related experience in the contract research, academic, or pharmaceutical industry. Experience in a cancer research organization and working with laboratory animals preferred. 

About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.


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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


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 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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


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