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Charles River Laboratories Assistant Scientist 1 in Tranent, United Kingdom

Assistant Scientist 1

Req ID: 63212


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.

Job Summary

We are seeking an Assistant Scientist to join our Immunobiology & Bioanalysis department located in Elphinstone, Tranent.

The team consists of a dynamic group of approximately 50 researchers that support our clients as they endeavour to bring novel treatments covering a wide range of therapeutic areas to patients. The multifunctional team ensures that clients are provided with accurate and reliable data to satisfy the regulatory expectations associated with bring new treatments to the market. This is accomplished using a wide variety of scientific techniques across the fields of Immunology, Immunochemistry, Cell Based Assays and Molecular Biology.

As part of the team, the successful applicant will be involved in the conduct of a wide range of molecular biology studies designed to support (pre)clinical studies. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the processing of samples, operation of state-of-the-art analytical equipment, and the recording and reporting of data.

We are looking for someone with excellent organisational skills with an eye for detail and quality. In addition to the following skills and experience, the candidate should have a BSc or MSc degree in a relevant scientific discipline with good understanding of Molecular Biology and/or drug development:

  • Strong team player with good communication skills

  • Interest in working with sophisticated laboratory equipment

  • Understanding of core laboratory skills and techniques

  • Ability to perform well and thrive in a high pressure environment

  • Basic understanding of GLP and GCP

The starting salary for this position is £21,101. Successful candidates will be appointed to the bottom of the pay band if they have no relevant experience.

In exceptional circumstances where the candidate has relevant equivalent experience, this will be taken into consideration.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 08 June 2020 .

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 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.