Study Direction Manager, Associate Director

Req ID #:  83731

Saint Germain Nuelles, FR, 69210

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.

We are seeking an experienced Study Direction Manager, Associate Director in a CRO Safety Assessment located in Lyon area, France. Our scientific and technical teams are dedicated to the conduct of GLP Toxicology studies in support to small, medium and large Pharma Companies.
He/She will be responsible of the overall conduct of Toxicology studies and will supervise 15-20 Support Scientists and Study Directors.

The work includes mainly:

  • To supervise the scientific team and Study Directors in their daily work.
  • To ensure managerial activities on a daily basis
  • To ensure transmission of general information, including scientific, regulatory, ethical, financial and technical information.
  • To take over selected Test Facility Management functions (i.e. Study Director Assignment, Study plan and amendment TFM approval…) 
  • To ensure study conformity according to the study plan, SOP and GLPs.
  • To handle conflicts both internally and with clients.
  • To ensure scientific and regulatory quality as well as timelines of Study reports.
  • To contribute as an Associate Director to global and national goals, including finance goals in line with the Company strategy actions.
  • To regularly collaborate with other Sites.
  • To proactively propose improvement and optimization pathways in processes and procedures related to the team’s activities. 


The following are minimum requirements related to the Associate Director, Toxicology position:

  • Master's degree (M.S./M.A.) with experience or Ph.D. and/or D.V.M. in scientific related discipline preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in international and regulatory toxicology 
  • Knowledge in non-clinical strategy development
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, communication, flexibility
  • Proactive
  • Well-organized
  • High level of English proficiency
  • Experience in Management

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 300 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.


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