Scientific Coordinator

Req ID #:  215916

Stilwell, KS, US, 66085

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.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Scientific Coordinator for our Safety Assessment (SA) site located in Stilwell, Kansas (KAN). This individual will help shape the Scientific Coordinator role at the KAN site, including study conduct and execution. This role supports a key shift in the way studies are managed in SA, aligning with the vision of the integrated toxicology (ITox) business model. This individual may be fast tracked to supervising the Scientific Coordinators for the KAN site. This role will be responsible for the supervision and coordination of all study related activities at the facility. This role is also responsible for assisting in the compilation of study data/reports and providing study related information to Sponsors. 

Job Qualifications

  • Engage in the creation/customization of planning tools to facilitate prioritization of study deliverables 
  • Interact regularly with sponsors: send amendments and documents for signature, respond to sponsor-requests for information and tables, and assist with sponsor on-site visits. Serve as primary point of contact to the sponsor. 
  • Preferred experience with lead optimization study design, execution and/or Discovery operations. 
  • Serve as a model as it relates to effective time management, communication, and utilization of resources. Provide leadership and motivation to departmental personnel. 
  • Ensure that schedule for study deliverables is met and any impacts to timelines are addressed promptly. 
  • Monitor studies within the Vivarium and provide summarized details about animal health and study details as needed to Laboratory animal medicine and/or Sponsor. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong leadership qualities including an “agile” mindset; understanding, collaborating, learning, and staying flexible to achieve high-performing results. 
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and problem solve in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Familiar/comfortable at a higher volume/pace environment. 
  • Write initial protocol drafts, distribute draft protocols for internal and/or sponsor review, and coordinate amendment/revision process. 
  • Facilitate signature/approval process for protocols, amendments, and other required forms. 
  • Generate/format data for reporting. 


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in scientific related discipline preferred. 
  • Experience: 1-2 years experience as a Study Coordinator / Study Supervisor or 3-5 years as a Lead Tech /Vet (or similar role). 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. 
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification ALAT/LAT level strongly preferred; or other applicable certification/licensure. 
  • Other: Demonstrated advanced technical and analytical skills. Effective communication and leadership skills. Ability to handle a variety of laboratory animals. Proficient in technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals required. Understanding of basic, intermediate, and complex study design and protocols. Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Computer literacy including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs. 
  • Maintain study in-life and reporting timelines (deliverables). 
  • Ensure that all study information is organized and QC’d. 
  • Assist in IACUC form preparation and perform IACUC literature searches. 
  • Assist in recording and remediation of study errors. 
  • May conduct sponsor/visitor tours and interact with clients. 
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned, including on study in-life procedures. 
  • The pay range for this position is $75-80k/year. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location

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 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 [email protected] 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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