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Req ID #:  40091

S. San Francisco, CA, US, 94080

For nearly 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 e perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


We are seeking a highly-motivated, experienced Scientist (In vivo, Biotechnical) for our growing Discovery site located in South San Francisco, CA


The Scientist position is involved in all aspects of the in vivo study operations, including developing, conducting, analyzing and reporting experiments, vivarium management, and client interaction.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Scientist position.


  • Demonstrated hands-on competencies in designing and executing in vivo behavioral and pharmacological experiments across neuroscience indications. 
  • Preferred experience with in vivo pharmacological monitoring techniques such as microdialysis or in vivo voltammetry. 
  • Provide guidance to research associates and scientific staff in areas such as protocol interpretation, technique development and refinement, study-related problem resolution, and study interpretation
  • Provide scientific expertise in study conduct, design, and interpretation
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a flexible team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to multi task with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong problem solving and time management skills with demonstrated experience working in an exciting, fast-paced environment.
  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, neurobiology, psychology, biology or related scientific discipline preferred. Minimum of 3 years related experience in the contract research, academic, or pharmaceutical industry. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. 

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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