Research Specialist II:
Charles River Laboratories

Charles River Laboratories
South San Francisco California

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 e perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.



Expertise with mouse echocardiography and assessment of cardiac function in normal and pathological conditions is essential.

•  Review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals for research.

•  The candidate would be responsible for in vivo cardiovascular efficacy studies, consistency and accuracy in the measurement of heart function by echocardiography, strong organizational skills and an attention to detail in the implementation and documentation of data, as well as the analyzing, communication and presentation of results.

•  Experience with monitoring animal health and welfare, dosing animals, blood and tissue collections as well as other in vivo techniques is helpful.

•  Work in a collaborative team environment to execute multiple long-term studies simultaneously 
•  Experience with ELISA, RT-PCR, clinical analyzer measures, and other biomarker analysis is desirable 

Education and Experience: 

  • BS, MS in related field with 3-6+ years of experience or PhD in related field with 0-4+ years of experience 

Technical Skills: 

Mouse echocardiography expertise is required 

General animal handling, dosing (oral gavage, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous and tail vein injection), blood and tissue collection skills is helpful 

Experience with ELISA, RT-PCR, clinical analyzers, and other biomarker analysis is desirable

Work environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to laboratory animals in the vivarium space.


Work on weekends and holidays is required on rotating basis.



About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

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

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