Applications Specialist:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

93611-en_US
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Wilmington North Carolina
Biotech
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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.

 

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary

 

We are seeking an Applications Specialist for our Research Models and Services site in Wilmington, MA or other remote location deemed adequate to meet the needs of the business as well as that of position expectations.

 


The Applications Specialist will be responsible for system configuration and ensuring the integrity of data of a global RMS application and other systems supporting RMS operations. Assist with technical and project leadership for the functional implementation of new systems, new modules in existing systems, and integration of systems.  Assist with identification of areas for process improvement efficiency across RMS operations and develop new procedures.  Assist in the development and delivery of application training programs across the RMS organization.  

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Plan/implement segments of functional RMS operations system(s) change efforts.
  • Develop SOX compliant test scripts and compare reports for all upgrades; perform testing.
  • Assist with development of queries and reports.
  • Analyze data, trends, etc. 
  • Assist with the coordination of the collection of global application feedback and maintain a prioritized backlog of requirements.  
  • Utilize understanding of the company’s reporting needs and the interface between RMS operations system(s) and ERP(s) to facilitate data transfer.
  • Develop new processes and audit methodologies to ensure data integrity and prevent future problems.
  • Assist in the design of overall security set-up for the application(s).  Assist in the modification of the application(s)’s system security settings to allow authorized employees to access information. Request set-up of new roles as appropriate and maintain row level security.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of process and systems improvements.  
  • Assist with demonstrating departmental applications capabilities off-site to clients.
  • Develop and deliver training to employees and customers to perform functions on the application(s) as required.
  • Input information into the application(s) as necessary.
  • Assist with conducting visitor tours, department inspections and customer visits/audits.
  • Assist management to maintain, develop/update documents and systems to support the application
  • Assist with the identification of areas for process improvements and development across RMS including the automatization of processes to decrease departmental errors, costs and maximize efficiencies.
  • Provide overall coordination of the department’s application training programs and assist with the development and delivery of training
  • Identify application training program needs for RMS personnel.
  • Some traveling may be required for this role depending on the business needs.  
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences or related discipline.
  • Four to six years related experience and/or training.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Proficient in computers (MS Office programs) and colony management systems.    
  • Must be able to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in computers (MS Office programs) and colony management systems.
  • Must have strong writing skills and verbal communications.  
  • Ability to interact and communicate competently in a professional and diplomatic manner.
  • Proficient in public speaking and training principles.
  • Must have some flexiblity in work schedule due to business needs.
  • Able to read, write, speak and understand English. 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •     LAT Certification

    

 

 


IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 
 


About Research Models & Services 
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond. 
 

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 [email protected] 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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