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Database Developer/Programmer 1

Req ID #:  39923

Worcester, MA, US, 01605

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


This is an Information Technology (IT) position within the company with overall responsibilities for creating customized applications and maintaining existing custom tools.  The individual in this position will participate in the planning and creation of custom applications as part of a project team. The individual in this position will work closely with IT Infrastructure members on application documentation, application deployment from testing to production and maintenance of the applications.



  • Experience in software development, using Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012/2016, T-SQL, SQL Server Database Design, Stored Procedure Design and implementation. Must know SQL inside and out.

  • Extensive knowledge of Visual Basic.Net and ASP.Net programming, including but not limited to MVC, jQuery, DataTable, JavaScript, Entity Framework, Telerik controls

  • Communicate and problem-solve technical problems on-site and over the phone with people of varying technical expertise to bring issues to resolution as quickly as possible

  • Build user interface applications and back end databases using various programming and scripting languages

  • Work with the implementation team to design, modify and integrate existing systems with new ERP system and future systems

  • SAP or NetSuite experience a plus.

  • Responsible for the business process analysis, solution design, and implementation including setup, configuration and customization, training and overall application management

  • Experience with NetSuite tools such as SuiteScript, SuiteLets, SuiteCloud, SuiteFlow and custom records/fields

  • Perform data migration and integration tasks from legacy to current business solutions

  • Establish, coordinate and follow data integrity procedures, processes and policies

  • Support the project team to implement process improvements with systematic solutions and train end users on how to effectively use ERP systems features and applications

  • Take a hands-on approach to troubleshooting and data cleanup as necessary

  • Provide project status updates to project manager on a regular basis

  • Help automate the interaction of Microsoft Excel and Word with Scientific Systems

  • Develop, implement UAT and roll-out changes in Production

  • Comprehensive and understanding of regulatory requirements as they as they apply to 21 CFR Part 11  

  • Follow company SOPs, Policies, and Practices

  • Effectively train, mentor and develop junior staff

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.





  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science or related discipline.

  • Experience:   Minimum of 7 years related experience in IT.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

  • Certification/Licensure:  None.

  • Other:  Requires good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and must be fully competent in IT functional area. Requires knowledge of Windows IIS 6 and 7 for web based application delivery and administration/configuration Microsoft SharePoint. Requires knowledge of implementation of electronic signatures in a regulated (FDA) environment.

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 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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