IT Information Security & Compliance Co-op (Spring 2021)

Req ID #:  84751

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 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 Co-Op student for our Information Security group located in Wilmington, MA.

The Information Security Co-Op position will provide support to ensure information system data availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. This role will work with subject matter experts to: analyze threat and vulnerability alerts; evaluate multiple intelligence sources for threats; identify and track threats across domains; perform basic malware analysis and forensics; document and report intrusions, coordinate remediation; and assist in the development, evaluation, and maintenance of cyber security tools, policies, and procedures.

As a co-op student, you will build a close professional relationship with your assigned CRL Co-op supervisor through weekly meetings, including but not limited to the discussion of progress, goals, and job tasks. You will learn threat intelligence gathering, analysis, and reporting techniques and interact with a variety of information security disciplines. Short term projects will be designed to help better familiarize you with your new work environment and co-workers, while speaking to your specific interests, and helping to develop your skills. These quick tasks/challenges are meant to inspire ideas/spur new working relationships which can be directed towards job tasks and responsibilities. You will also be assigned one long term project within the first couple of weeks of your internship/co-op experience. Though we encourage independence and innovation throughout the program, it is through these long term projects, due at the end of the internship/ co-op cycle, that students are truly given the opportunity to prove how they can make a difference within their field.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Information Security Co-Op position.

  • Minimum 1 year of hands-on technical IT experience or related classroom experience preferably in the areas of security, cryptography, digital forensics, security-focused scripting/programming, etc.
  • Ability to plan at a detailed level
  • Decision making ability
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with office productivity software (Microsoft, Google Docs, or similar)

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 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.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet




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