Assistant Scientist (Analytical Chemistry)

Req ID:  209602

Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE

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

We are seeking a two Assistant Scientists (Analytical Chemistry) for our Formulation & Analytical Chemistry Department located in Tranent, near Edinburgh.

Analytical Chemistry Services provide formulation and analytical methodology as well as analytical support to external clients and internal customers.  

Key Responsibilities of the Assistant Scientist position include:
•    Working on analytical method development and GLP validation studies
•    Sample analysis on major GLP toxicology programmes
•    Data recording to GLP
•    Reporting and Quality control checking of data
•    Communicating and working effectively as part of a team
•    Liaising with internal and external customers
•    Working to agreed deadlines

The minimum qualification related to the Assistant Scientist role are:
•    Honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a Chemistry related subject 
•    Relevant Laboratory experience with HPLC/UHPLC/GC
•    Effective organisational skills and time management skills
•    Good problem solving ability 

The salary for this position is £24,876.69 per annum.

The closing date for this position is Wednesday, 07 December 2022. 


What you can expect from us:

•    A clear career progression
•    World Class Training and a structured progression scheme 
•    Subsidized electric car scheme open to all employees
•    Pension scheme including 8% employer contribution
•    Personal life insurance equivalent to 6 times your annual salary
•    Employee discount scheme – discounts across hundreds of retailers
•    Paid opportunity to volunteer for one day each year
•    Free onsite fitness suite and fitness lessons
•    Discounted staff canteen
•    Free onsite parking



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 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 20,000 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. 

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 2021.

At Charles River Laboratories, we recognize and recruit all talent. We are a company committed to the principle of diversity and inclusion and work daily in this direction.


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