Senior Project Management Specialist:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
King Of Prussia 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.


We are seeking a Senior Project Management Specialist for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located in King of Prussia, PA.


  • Responsible for developing project plans for routinely to moderately complex laboratory  projects, and coordinating the collection, preparation, and distribution of information necessary to ensure that study milestones are met as necessary.
  • Recommend and implement study management improvements. 
  • Responsible for coordinating and/or developing routine to moderately complex proposals and cost estimates for new and existing business.


Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Participate in project kick off and planning meetings.
  • Facilitate conference calls, as well as associated actions and deliverables.
  • Develop project plans for routine to moderately complex projects, including project initiation activities, communications, and cost estimates.
  • Prepare and recommend critical milestone dates for execution of studies.
  • Perform continuous review of projects.  Monitor based on status, labor hours worked, and cost.
  • Coordinate with internal departments, supporting labs, vendors, subcontractors, and consultants to ensure coordination and execution of study logistics.
  • Develop solutions and make recommendations for project roadblocks.
  • Work with scientific staff and Client Services to ensure timely proposals for clients.  Develop strategies to improve capacity utilization based on client proposals.  Work with Client Services and legal department to facilitate execution of Master Services Agreements.
  • Ensure that pricing information for clients is accurate.  Coordinate invoicing process, including credits and re-bills, review of aging and DSO reports.
  • Assist in updating of databases, spreadsheets, and Key Performance Indicators provided to management.
  • Keep track of project timelines for forecasting purposes.  Be able to communicate forecasting information in a usable format to Finance and management.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Project Management Specialist position.

  • Education:  Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biological sciences, business management or related discipline required.
  • Experience:  Minimum 5 years related experience in a project management or in a laboratory or research environment. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  None.
  • Other:  Ability to multi-task, excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail required.  Possess analytical thinking and problem solving skills.  Ability to prioritize and re-evaluate priorities as situations change.  Working knowledge of computer software (ERP systems, MS Office, MS Project, Excel and database experience preferred).  Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations.


About Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

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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