Research Specialist - Immunology:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

76495-en_US
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Mattawan Michigan
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.

Job Summary

 

We are seeking a Research Specialist for or our Immunology Team site located in Mattawan, MI.

 

The following are responsibilities related to the Research Specialist:

 

A Research Specialist - Laboratory Sciences is responsible for: validating and following established methods to quantify chemical entities according to applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and/or GxP regulations. The individual in this role demonstrates proficiency in the use of instrumentation and laboratory techniques; effectively applies his/her experience and knowledge to conduct method validations and troubleshoot method issues. This individual contributes to the department by working independently, completing assigned projects on time, participating in process improvement initiatives, and communicating effectively with others.

 

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Research Specialist position:

 

  • HS/GED and 12 or more years of relevant experience or Associate’s degree and 6 or more years of relative experience or Bachelor’s/Master’s degree and 2 or more years of relevant experience; contract research organization    experience preferred.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using laboratory software application, including laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and data acquisition software.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.
  • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts; sometimes on short notice.
  • Ability to work under specific time constraints.

 

About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.

 

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

 

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

 

 

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