Quality Assurance - Associate

Req ID:  57206

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

We are seeking an Associate Quality Assurance Auditor to join our Safety Assessment group in Tranent on a permanent basis. You will be joining a globally recognised company who have gone through an unprecedented period of growth in 2019. We are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join us you will help make a real difference in the world every day.


You will be joining a dynamic, expanding and versatile team, one of the largest QA teams in the country, leaders in our field.

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 based role.
• You will interact with staff at all levels across the site, and at Charles River sites globally.
• You will be involved in a variety of duties including -
• Study plan reviews to ensure our studies are planned properly
• Inspections of laboratory/animal procedures and facilities
• Audits of scientific reports to assure that the reports fully and accurately describe the data obtained during our studies
• Advising our scientific teams and management on all aspects of quality and compliance


What will I have?
• You will have a degree in Life Sciences or a Chemistry related subject
• An eye for detail and the determination and patience to complete jobs to a high standard within tight timescales
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to check scientific calculations for accuracy
• An interest in scientific research and commitment to quality and customer care


What will I get?

In return you will receive the following –
• World Class Training and a structured progression scheme
• Private Health Care
• Pension Scheme
• Employee Discount scheme
• Opportunity to volunteer for one day each year


Salary for this post will be £21,365.  Please apply with a Cover Letter and CV via Talent HUB.


The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 Aug 2020.


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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

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 2018.