Histology Shipping Coordinator 1

Req ID #:  71331

Reno, NV, US, 89511

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 a Histology Shipping Coordinator 1 for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno.

The following are responsibilities related to the Histology Shipping Coordinator 1:

*Coordinate all sample disposition (e.g. shipping) related department activities to ensure compliance with the protocol, applicable study documentation, and applicable SOPs and BOPs.  
*Perform all duties related to shipping Histology materials to external sources. 
*Responsible for disposition of slides to internal pathologists. 
*With lead tech or designee oversite, read and comprehend study protocols, Sponsor guidance documents, and any pertinent information related to the disposition of Histology materials.
*Perform all tasks related to preparation and documentation of materials in support of sample disposition either by shipment or providing to in-house clients (e.g. Pathologists).  
*Responsible for entry of relevant information into the department spreadsheets which includes scheduling shipments in the shipping database.
*Communicating with Sponsor representatives (e.g. Peer review Pathologists), or third-party laboratories or other Charles River sites regarding upcoming shipments and coordinating return of shipments (if applicable).
*May work in conjunction with other departments to coordinate sample disposition to ensure protocol or study requirements are met. 
*Review department calendars, using protocols, assignment emails, and other study documents to ensure all sample disposition activities are appropriately scheduled.
*Communicates slide disposition deadlines regularly to department to ensure timelines are met.
*Assure adequate supplies are available for sample disposition. 
*Manage all shipping documentation (e.g. Shipping Manifests).
*Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs), Business Operating Procedures (BOPs), and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Business Operating Procedures (BOPs), study protocols or Sponsor guidance documents and company policies/practices.  

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Histology Shipping Coordinator 1 position:

*Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required.  Associate’s (A.A./A.S.) degree in a biological sciences field preferred.
*Experience:  1-2 years related lab experience or 1-2 years’ experience coordinating projects preferred
*An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
*Certification/Licensure:  None.
*Other: Good keyboarding skills, proficient in utilizing personal computer, e-mail, and standard office software packages (Excel, Word processing, spreadsheet, database).  Ability to work on assignments independently, must be able to work effectively as a team member, follow verbal and written instructions, accurately record data, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and sponsors. 

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 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


Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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