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Assistant Scientist 1

Req ID:  44924

Tranent, ELN, GB, EH33 2NE

For nearly 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 an Assistant Scientist for our Safety Assessment group site located in Tranent


Working with the Bioanalysis & Immunology department, the following are the main duties of the Assistant Scientist position.


  • Prepare and analyse preclinical biological samples using quantitative LC-MS/MS.
  • Routine operation of LC-MS/MS equipment.
  • Handling data within departmental Laboratory Information Management Systems.
  • Maintain study records to GLP standards.
  • Prepare study reports.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Assistant Scientist position.


  • Qualified to BSc level in Analytical Chemistry or a related field.
  • A desire to play an active role in the development of new therapeutics.
  • Conscientious and precise laboratory work.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good time management skills and an ability to work to deadlines.
  • Although not essential a knowledge of High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry would be an advantage 


Closing Date: 22 July 2019

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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. 


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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.


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Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer