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Scientific Manager

Req ID:  41506

Tranent, ELN, 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.

We are looking to recruit a senior team member within the Department of Regulatory ADME and Discovery Sciences

In this challenging role, you will take on a Scientific Manager position within the in vitro ADME group and report to the head of department.  You will be responsible for leading our in vitro ADME activities; developing study director teams running in vitro studies; developing and implementing a strategy to drive the business forward with new scientific techniques whilst growing business volume.

With a successful track record and significant experience in staff and study management at Study Director level or beyond as well as an experienced report writer, you’ll be able to demonstrate your ability to motivate and develop staff to perform at the highest level.  A sound technical background and effective organisational skills are essential as is experience of client facing interactions. A flexible, enthusiastic and energetic attitude is essential to make a success of this role.

In addition, you’ll be particularly involved in supporting the Area Manager in developing business with current and potential external clients, therefore delivering presentations and regular travel will be a prerequisite of the post.


Applicants should have:-

  • Degree in life sciences, a post graduate qualification with an ADME focus is desirable
  • Significant laboratory experience in an in vitro ADME related role
  • Direct experience of leading a group with diverse scientific backgrounds
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Salary for this position will be on Non-graded and dependent upon qualifications and/or relevant experience.

All internal applicants should apply through the careers page on Talent Hub.

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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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