Associate Quality Assurance Auditor

Req ID:  211451

Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE

For 75 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.


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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, driven and enthusiastic person to join our Safety Assessment group in Tranent, as a Quality Assurance Auditor.

You will be joining a globally recognised company who are continually growing and have recently gone through an unprecedented period of growth despite the current global pandemic.

As a QA professional you will be joining a dynamic, expanding and versatile team, one of the largest QA teams in the country, leaders in our field. You will perform a pivotal role in the development of pharmaceuticals, veterinary products & agrochemicals in the fight against infectious diseases. As a QA professional you will have an oversight of the full scientific range of work carried out by Charles River by performing independent assessments, allowing for involvement in a variety of different projects and processes.

What is the role?

You will work within our busy Quality Assurance (QA) team to assure management that the company's scientific research activities comply with international Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Clinical Practice (both human and veterinary) regulations.

You will apply your science background in a wide ranging, non- laboratory, primarily office based role.

You will interact with staff at all levels across the site, and at Charles River sites globally.

You will conduct inspections of studies and processes across site in our laboratories and facilities which may include the opportunity to conduct inspections across Europe.

You will be involved in a variety of duties including:

Study plan reviews to ensure our studies are planned properly

Conduct inspections of procedures across site in our laboratories and animal facilities, having a complete oversight of the range of work carried out at Charles River

Completing internal audits to ensure our site complies with regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures are used and followed. Ensuring that the report fully and accurately describes the data obtained during our studies

Advising our scientific teams and management on all aspects of quality and compliance

Key Behaviours:

An eye for detail and the determination and patience to complete jobs to a high standard within tight timescales

Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment both autonomously and as part of a team

Effective communication organisation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to check scientific calculations for accuracy

Salary is £24,876.69.


Profile and Requirements

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 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.

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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