Method Development Scientist Bioanalysis

Req ID #:  140573

Schaijk, NL, 5374 RE

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 an enthusiastic scientist with good project management skills for a METHOD DEVELOPMENT SCIENTIST BIOANALYSIS position in our Bioanalysis Group located in Schaijk. 

The Bioanalysis Group is specialized in analysis of pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other chemicals in biological samples. We develop and validate diverse methods for pre-clinical and clinical applications and support complex toxicology and pharmacokinetic studies with sample analysis. Our high-end laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art UPLC-MSMS, GC-MSMS and ICP-MSMS systems.

Your Tasks:
As a Method Development Scientist Bioanalysis, you are focused on development of bioanalytical methods, and coordination of non-regulatory, discovery studies. You execute and oversee all aspects of laboratory work. You provide interpretation of the data and report the results to your internal and external clients. You work closely with clients from all over the world and are their primary contact for technical and scientific questions with regard to bioanalysis. You build a good and lasting working relationship with external clients, your peers and supporting teams at Charles River.

Your Profile:
•    You hold preferably a M.Sc./PhD degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemis-try  or related analytical discipline;
•    You are a result-driven researcher with critical attitude, and good problem solving skills;
•    Experience with LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS and/or ICP is required;
•    You are familiar with bioanalytical sample processing techniques;  
•    You are organized, flexible, able to manage own time, and prioritize tasks effectively;
•    Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills;
•    Knowledge of GLP is a pre;
•    Fluent in English, conversational level of Dutch is a pre;
•    Client management and communication experience is a pre.

Our Offer:
•    Work in a modern laboratory environment, equipped with state-of-art instrumentation 
•    Possibility of further personal and professional development within a fast growing organ-ization 
•    We believe it is important to establish long-term employment with our employees and you will be joining Charles River immediately with 1 year contract, followed by a long-term permanent employment. 
•    Full time function based on 40 hours per week 
•    Good primary and secondary working conditions; 
•    Open and informal company culture; 
•    Position is based in Schaijk (NB).

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 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.

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