Senior Technical Specialist - Compound Management

Req ID:  184891

Saffron Walden, GB, CB10 1XL

For 75 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

Do you have experience in compound management, project management, using Echo or Tecan systems?

Are you ready for the next step in your scientific career, to really make a difference?

Do you want to join a team that impact every single drug discovery project we carry out?

Charles River Discovery are recruiting for an experienced senior technical specialist to join the compound management team at our site at Chesterford research park, Saffron Walden.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse, experienced and multi disciplinary team, impacting every single project that comes through the door and  using state of the art automation, including Echo, Tecan and Mosquito systems.

You will be working in a fast paced, high volume environment where trouble shooting skills and organisation are of paramount importance.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Significant Compound Management operational experience 
  • Familiarity with LIMS, KNIME and Mosaic for order processing and inventory management 
  • Significant experience with the use and troubleshooting for Tecan, Echo and Mosquito systems       
  • SOP Management 
  • Project leadership experience 
  • Scheduling/planning workloads for internal teams and liaising with internal customers 
  • Lab based training/mentoring 
  • Involvement with process improvement implementation in a high throughput environment 
  • Experience of SQL within Compound Management highly advantageous


In return we offer you:

  • Industry recognised training and development opportunities.
  • Progression and performance based pay.
  • A very highly regarded and comprehensive benefits package from day one!
  • The chance to become part of a Compound Management Leadership team.
  • The opportunity to work on a hybrid basis.


  • Minimum BSc in relevant discipline

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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. 


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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


At Charles River Laboratories, we recognize and recruit all talent. We are a company committed to the principle of diversity and inclusion and work daily in this direction.