IT Security / Threat hunting / Security Operations Centre

Req ID:  93695

Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE

For 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

Under general supervision, provide technical expertise and support to ensure information system data availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation.  Collect and analyze event information and perform threat or target analysis.  Interpret, analyze, and report information/data security events and anomalies in accordance with Information Security directives.  Participate in first-level response and address reported or detected incidents.  Operate network intrusion detection, forensics, network access control, and other information security systems.  Participate in the distribution of directives, vulnerability, and threat advisories to management and end users.  Provide summary reports of events, incidents, and metrics.  We currently on our digital transformation journey.

·  Monitor reports of computer viruses/malware to ensure virus/malware protection systems are maintained up-to-date.

·  Document computer security and emergency measures set forth in policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.

·  Identify, investigate, and recommend appropriate corrective actions for information security incidents and potential threats, and respond to reported security violations.

·  Determine causes of security violations; recommend and implement corrective action to ensure information systems security.

·  Monitor and enforce compliance of security policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines for multiple platforms and diverse system environments to enhance information systems security and prevent the unauthorized use, release, modification, or destruction of data.

·  Work with management to identify sensitive and critical data, understand organizational security needs, and develop procedures to accommodate those needs.

·  Provide technical support for a wide range of information security issues including secure electronic data traffic, network security, and data security and privacy.

·  Test and implement appropriate information security methods and control techniques such as firewalls, intrusion detection software, data encryption, data backup and recovery.

·  This will be a remote work opportunity with some occasional business travel as per job requirements.


  • Any relevant strong related experience in IT security operations.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  IT security related certification desired (e.g., Security +, CISSP, CISA, GSEC, or similar professional certification).


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 17,000 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion. 


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 2019.