Research Associate - Formulations - SIGN ON BONUS $750:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Horsham Pennsylvania

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

The Research Associate is responsible for executing formulations study activities to ensure quality and timely completion of  studies.  These include:

•    Write procedures, i.e., Formulation Batch Records and Dispense definitions, for the preparation, aliquoting, and weigh outs of dosing formulations.
•    Review protocols and make sure protocol requirements are met.   Calculate Test Article requirements based on protocols and study designs.
•    Coordinate study activities with the Study Director, Data Management, Formulations Supervisor,  other technical personnel, and Sponsor in the planning, conducting, and reporting of studies.  Schedule preparation activities to match InLife and Formulations schedules.
•    Ensure raw data records are accurate, complete, and in appropriate order.  Work with Study Directors and Study Coordinators in preparing responses to internal and external Quality Assurance audits.
•    Meet protocol, SOP and GLP requirements.  
•    Write SOP, protocol, and GLP deviations and review deviations written by others.
•    Assist in training of formulations technicians in dose formulation preparations and use of Dispense.
•    Perform special laboratory and study related assignments as assigned by Laboratory management, e.g., order materials, 
•    Perform laboratory preparations of dose formulation procedures
•    Evaluate new technologies and procedures for use in the department, under supervision 

Job Qualifications

•    Education:   Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) preferably in chemistry 
•    Experience:   Two to four years experience in formulations preparation.  
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Preferred expereince with Dispense.
•    Certification/Licensure:  LAT, ALAT, or LATG preferred.

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 [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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