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Research Scientist 2

Req ID #:  46043
Location: 

Shrewsbury, MA, US

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

Serve as a senior scientific team member with overall responsibilities of the scientific and operational management of bioanalytical programs supporting a variety of early to late stage PK/PD studies. Provide support and direction for one or more functional areas of expertise critical to the business objectives of the company. Responsible for mentoring and management of more junior staff across multiple programs, scientific areas and client interactions.

We are seeking a Research Scientist II for our Discovery & Safety Assessment Business site located in Shrewsbury, MA.

 

The following are responsibilities related to the Research Scientist II:

  • Functioning independently as the Principal Investigator and technical expert, develop, perform, and troubleshoot bioanalytical laboratory experiments, tests, and procedures within accepted regulatory compliance.
  • Function as the primary contact for the planning and execution of Sponsor interaction related to research and method development, and for the design, scheduling, conduct and reporting of studies.
  • Ensure raw data is accurate, complete and in appropriate order to meet protocols, SOP specifications, and GLP requirements.
  • Prepare high quality final reports appropriate for the study including method development, qualification, and sample analysis reports.
  • Provide oversight of the laboratory and mentor scientific staff in areas such as protocol interpretation, method development and refinement, study-related problem resolution, and technique validation.  Provide scientific expertise in study conduct, design, and interpretation.
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting on analytical instrumentation including chromatography and mass spectrometry systems.

 

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Research Scientist II position:

  • 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 preferred.
  • Experience:  Minimum of 8 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.
  • Other: Understanding of regulatory requirements of study types assigned, as well as Testing Facility SOPs and the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), as appropriate. Demonstrate leadership skills as they pertain to intra- and interdepartmental initiatives, Sponsor interactions, and business development. 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 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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

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 2018.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

 

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

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