Study Coordinator

Req ID #:  197213

San Diego, CA, US, 92121

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.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary


Explora BioLabs, an entity of Charles River, is seeking a Study Coordinator in San Diego, CA.  


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Draft study schedules, assign research associate to studies.
  •  Draft study reports including tables and figures if needed.
  • Proactively communicate with study directors, research associates, and other internal stakeholders to ensure key milestones are achieved.
  •  Manage test articles receiving and sample shipment (including dropping off at Fedex).
  •  Analyze and quantify data generated from IVIS imaging.
  • Maintain an awareness of the financial status of ongoing studies, including work scope changes.
  • Prepare animal care and use protocol (ACUP) for submission, IACUC review and investigator communications
  • Deputize for study directors in their absence with ability to provide updates to internal teams/external customers.
  •  Perform in vivo procedures in rodents as technical services if needed.
  •  Assist research associates with contract research studies as needed.
  • Assist cell culture if needed.
  • Perform other contract research related tasks if needed.

Job Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or relevant area.

  • 0-3 years of academic/industry working experience.

•    Must be able to operate computers and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
•    Must be willing to work with laboratory animals and possess good understanding of the importance of ethical use of animals in research.
•    Possess energetic, outgoing, and professional demeanor.
•    Possess excellent work ethic and must be a team player.
•    Able to work in a fast-paced, high-quality service environment.
•    Must have strong organizational skills. Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task.
•    Excellent communication and organizational skills.
•    Able to operate a computer terminal and the server.
•    Have good oral communication skills.

•    Experience working in a contract research organization preferred.
•    Experience with handling mice and rats in a research environment preferred. 
•    Experience with in vivo techniques in mice and rats, including dosing, blood/tissue collection preferred.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Research Models & Services 
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond. 

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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