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Project Manager, Business Technology

Req ID #:  45332

Reno, NV, US

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 Project Manager for our IT Business Group, site location is flexible. 

The following are responsibilities related to the Project Manager position:

Designs, configures and builds system specifications that address business process requirements. Involved in the planning, configuration, and deployment of system implementations and enhancements. Documents and tests functionality of the system; corrects deficiencies and may adjust configuration as required to reflect improvement in business process, data management/integrity, application effectiveness. Evaluates integration between applications and infrastructure, operational requirements, and characteristics/functionality of overall system. Responsible for meeting software compliance and company’s system architecture standards. May act as a liaison with other business functions.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Project Manager position:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in Computer Science or related discipline. 
  • Experience:  Minimum of two years applicable experience.  Experience in Provantis and related software preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Other:  In-depth knowledge of current IT technologies and state-of-the-art practices, particularly in program management.  Strong interpersonal skills including influencing & aligning. 


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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


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 2018.


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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