Research Scientist 1,

Req ID #:  155791

Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545

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 a Research Scientist 1, Analytical Chemistry for our Safety Assessment site located in Shrewsbury, MA.

Serve as a scientist and laboratory study manager driving the conduct of assigned clinical and non-clinical studies of basic to moderate complexity, to include study and timeline management, preparation, phase planning, coordination with technical teams, execution of laboratory analyses, reporting of study data, and ensuring the appropriate regulatory compliance of these projects. 


  • Serve as a Principal Investigator/Individual Scientist/Project Scientist in the direction and execution of assigned studies in compliance with    GLP regulations as they apply to the conduct of clinical and nonclinical research. 
  • Participate in and coordinate all phases of the study planning process with appropriate departments. 
  • Generate Phase Plans, Laboratory Methods, and reports appropriate for assigned studies. 
  • Review, integrate, and present data on assigned studies, using the assistance of   scientific staff as appropriate. 
  • Function as the primary contact for the planning and execution of sponsor interaction related to assigned  studies, including proposal management and study scheduling, conduct and reporting. 
  • Perform data management for clinical studies, including drafting, reviewing and executing Data Transfer Agreements, data reconciliation and generation/delivery of data transfers. 
  • Work closely with Scientific Coordinators to address clinical program management activities. 
  • Provide technical and scientific guidance to the research staff. 
  • Attend scientific meetings, conferences and training courses to enhance job and professional  skills. 
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned. 

Job Qualifications

The following are the minimum qualifications required for the Research Scientist 1, Analytical Chemistry:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in a scientific related discipline. Related Master's degree (M.S./M.A.) or PhD/DVM preferred. 
  • Experience:  Minimum of 6 to 7 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. 
  • Certification/Licensure: None. 
  • Other:  Understanding of regulatory requirements of study types assigned, as well as Testing Facility SOPs and the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), as appropriate. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft® Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. and with standard laboratory calculations. 

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 - 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.


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