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Client & Scientific Portfolio Manager

Req ID #:  42207

Wilmington, MA, US

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 a Client & Scientific Portfolio Manager for our Genetically Engineered Models and Services US Operations site located Wilmington, MA.

The following are responsibilities related to the Client & Scientific Portfolio Manager:

Provide portfolio management for key client accounts as assigned for Genetically Engineered Models and Services (GEMS) across multiple US sites.  Serve as a scientific liaison between the GEMS Operation and the Clients.  Work in collaboration with Key Strategic Account Managers to develop and execute on GEMS strategies. Work across departments to ensure quality customer service is provided for assigned client account programs.   Ensure communication and strong governance with all stakeholders both internal and external.  Provide leadership to a team of project manager supporting the GEMS client portfolio. 

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Client & Scientific Portfolio Manager position:

  • Education:  Doctoral level degree (Ph.D., DVM, MD) degree or equivalent in biological or health related discipline required. In addition, Master’s degree in Business (M.B.A) preferred
  • Experience: 6-9 years related experience in pharmaceutical or CRO industry including study conduct, data handling, regulatory affairs, scientific consulting, program and resource management, team supervision, training, or academic research. Experience directing research and managing programs preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:   Project management certifications preferred
  • Other: Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple programs, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Proficiency in standard software including Microsoft® Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, etc. and with standard laboratory calculations and statistical procedures.

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.


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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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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