Sr. InfoSec Specialist, Security Platforms

Req ID #:  214076

US Roma, IT, 00 100 Ballina, IE, F26D786 Ashland, OH, US, 44805 Dublin, IE, D09 Zurich, CH Brussels, BE MADRID, M, ES, 28029 Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 Sant Cugat del Vallès, B, ES, 08174 Laval, Quebec, CA, H7V 4B3 Valbonne, FR, 06560 Munich, DE, 80538 Boston, MA, US, 02142 Paris, FR Amsterdam, NL, 1077 ZX Irvine, CA, US, 92612 Budapest, HU Torino, IT, 10126 Warsaw, PL, 00-124 Montreal (Senneville), Quebec, CA, H9X 3R3 Reno, NV, US, 89511 Pozzuoli, IT, 80078

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


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


Working within the IT Security Platforms (SP) team, you will assist with implementation and maintenance of Cyber Security technologies as well as recommending & implementing areas of improvement to address IT Security risks. You will work closely alongside the IT SP Team Leads and other IT Security operational teams in ensuring IT security controls are effectively implemented and maintained.


•    Maintaining the suite of Cybersecurity controls across Charles River Laboratories including: CASB, SWG, EDR/XDR, E-mail Security, DLP, Vulnerability Management, Antivirus, Cloud-Native and Network-Based security controls.
•    Providing recommendations for improvements across each of the Charles River Laboratories Cybersecurity platforms and controls.
•    Working with project managers to implement Cybersecurity controls, including following validation processes and standards, such as documenting system functions, requirements, operations and testing of these documented procedures.
•    Working closely with IT Security Incident Handling, Engineering, Identity and Operations teams to assist with resolving service requests and incidents related to IT Security.
•    Assisting with coordinating the implementation of secure technology controls based on business risk across all areas of IT infrastructure/services. 
•    Reporting on the technical aspects of security management against pre-defined Cybersecurity operational metrics, such as ISO 27001, PCI, HITECH, GDPR and NIST. 

Job Qualifications


Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science or related discipline, or equivalent related work experience.

Experience: Minimum 5 years in Cybersecurity and IT Operations, ideally with a Sysadmin or Engineering background (server management). Familiarity with Firewall administration, DLP, EDR/XDR, CASB, SIEM, FIM, E-mail Security and SWG products. Pragmatic, disciplined and data driven. 

Certification/Licensure: CISSP, SANS or GIAC desirable but not mandatory.

Other: Translate technical risks into business outcomes. Assisting with complex delivery of technical projects. Ability to handle problem resolution with minimal supervision. 

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. 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  


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 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, or 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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