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Charles River Laboratories Research Scientist 2 in Chicago, Illinois

Research Scientist 2

Req ID #: 94453

Location:

Horsham, PA, US, 19044Houston, TX, US, 77047Boston, MA, US, 02116Chicago, IL, US, 60654S. San Francisco, CA, US, 94080Baltimore, MD, US, 21224

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

  • Serve as the lead Scientist in the conduct of non-clinical research studies including study management, interpretation and reporting of study data

  • Ensure that projects are performed according to SOP and GLP

  • Independently communicate with Clients for study related business

  • Contribute as needed to project cost estimates in conjunction with the Scientific Director and/or Client Services Department as required.

  • Attend scientific meetings, symposia, or workshops to enhance job and professional skills.Assist to discussions with clients concerning upcoming studies

  • Have strong experience in molecular biology method development and troubleshooting (eg: PCR, qPCR, genotyping and mRNA expression, primer design).

  • Serve as the lead Scientist in the conduct of non-clinical research studies including study management, interpretation and reporting of study data

  • Ensure that projects are performed according to SOP and GLP

  • Independently communicate with Clients for study related business

  • Contribute as needed to project cost estimates in conjunction with the Scientific Director and/or Client Services Department as required.

  • Attend scientific meetings, symposia, or workshops to enhance job and professional skills.

Job Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:• Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a scientific realted discipline. Masters or Ph.D. in immunochemistry or related life sciences discipline preferred.• Experience: Minimum of 8 to 9 years related experience in the contract research, academic, or pharmaceutical industry; 3 to 5 years relevant experience in the development of PCR/immunoassay, Experience in performing bioanalytical/PCR method pre-validations to verify method robustness and ruggedness. • 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: Understanding of regulatory requirements of study types assigned, as well as Testing Facility SOPs and the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), as appropriate. Good observations, detail-oriented, strong deductive reasoning skills and systematic approach to experimental planning and problem solving. Demonstrated leadership skills as they pertain to intra- and interdepartmental initiatives, Sponsor interactions, and business development. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft® Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. and with standard laboratory calculations.

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 300 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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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