Project Coordinator

Req ID:  173271

Portishead, GB, BS20 7AW Saffron Walden, GB, CB10 1XL

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


Does being in the heart of a business interest you?  


Are you interested in the maintaining accurate financial data?  


Then this may be the role for you!


Charles River are for a highly motivated individual in Project Coordination to work with the team to have responsibility for ensuring accurate reporting of the financial revenue forecasting and recognition of scientific projects. This role  can be based at our Portishead site, or our Saffron Walden site and you will be working closely with Scientific Operations, PMO and Finance.


This is an entry level position, suitable for someone who is keen to move into industry and learn first-hand how to successfully build financial study designs in SAP.


You will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of the role, and we're looking for enthusiastic, driven applicants who are eager to learn and establish their career with a global organisation. 



Main Responsibilities:



•    Working with our Enterprise Resource Planning System, SAP
•    Reviewing contracts and acceptable documentation to build financial costs and study design in SAP
•    Ensuring sales orders and study schedule created & updated accurately and releasing invoicing milestones 

Key Requirements:



•    Applicants should preferably be educated to degree level or have other relevant qualifications / experience.
•    Well organised and confident with an eye for detail and the ability to complete jobs under pressure.
•    Proactive approach to working and the ability to plan work ahead of time and prioritise work depending on business schedules.
•    Effective verbal and written communication with internal colleagues.
•    Excellent numeracy and literacy skills.
•    A dynamic and flexible approach towards achieving departmental objectives.
•    Experience in Microsoft Excel is essential but any knowledge or awareness gained from working in a scientific department with a variety of study designs and an understanding of Good Laboratory Practice and/or knowledge or experience with SAP would be an advantage.
•    Models the Charles River Values of Care, Lead, Own and Collaborate.

About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 350 patents and 80 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.