Administrative Assistant:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Ashland Ohio

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.




  • Perform basic administrative tasks for a wide variety of departments such as data entry, routine narrative documents, photocopying and filing.
  • Provide receptionist desk coverage, as assigned.
  • Assign security badges to visitors, contractors and employees.  .
  • Monitor security cameras when visitors request to enter facility.
  • May update security database for the site.  Obtain security clearance for badges.  Update security badge approval listing.
  • Call for maintenance/repair on front office copiers.
  • Assist with upkeep of client hospitality supplies.
  • Assist with reservations of site conference rooms.
  • Assist laboratory areas in labeling tubes, slides, etc. as assigned.  May require entry into the laboratory areas.
  • With guidance, handle special projects and duties as needed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education:  High School or G.E.D. and specialized secretarial training beyond High School.  Associate’s degree (A.A. /A.S.) or equivalent from two year college preferred.
  • Experience:  1-2 years related experience in clerical or administrative related discipline.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Other:  Demonstrated advanced telephone and communication skills.  Demonstrated word processing skills. 


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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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

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