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Charles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts.

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When you join Charles River, you become part of a family that has had a significant impact on the health and well-being of our families, friends and colleagues across the globe. In the past few years alone we’ve helped our clients with the critical research required to develop new, approved treatments for cancer, weight loss, cystic fibrosis, leukemia, IBS, epilepsy, Cushing’s disease and other conditions.

Working at Charles River provides you with a chance to make a difference in the world. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, quality, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in supporting the life-saving and valuable work we perform on behalf of our clients. In return, we’ll offer you opportunities to learn, grow and build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Charles River Positions

Histology Coordinator
ResponsibilitiesWe are seeking an experienced Histology Coordinator for our Safety Assessment site located in Durham, NC.Independently perform advanced histology functions in support of preclinical studies. Prepare and review documentation and perform quality control review of study data. Provide expertise in the area of histology to other staff and visitors as needed. Assist in scheduling and coordinating activities in assigned area.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Independently perform advanced histology (slide QC, special stains, thin/thick sections, IHC, and serial/step sectioning). Prepare responses to audits, deviations, and other documentation from internal and external reviews of data. Perform method development experiments trouble shoot technical challenges, and/or offer solutions to technical challenges. Prepare study specific procedure documentation. Responsible for coordinating and ensuring smooth flow of work in assigned area. Assist in training staff junior to this level. Assist pathology management in scheduling of daily activities. Assist management in review and improvement of procedures, processes, equipment, and facilities. May serve as a source for pathology related study information, which may require attendance of study meetings and/or conduct of meetings. May independently perform basic necropsy procedures (basic dissection, tissue collection/preservation, fresh tissue trimming, sample collection, etc.). May assist with, and perform specialized necropsy procedures (collection of tissues for special procedures, perfusion fixation, fetal evaluation, specialized dissection, neurodissection, photography, etc.). Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements. Perform all other related duties as assigned.QualificationsThe following are minimum requirements related to the Histology Coordinator position.Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a biological science preferred.Experience: 3 years of pathology laboratory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.Certification/Licensure: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) required.Other: Placement at this level requires successful completion/competency of the required tasks of the position preceding this level and continued ability to perform those tasks are required. Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, accurately record data, follow verbal and written instructions, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and customers.Equal Employment Opportunity Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Histology Coordinator
ResponsibilitiesWe are seeking an experienced Histology Coordinator for our Safety Assessment site located in Durham, NC.Independently perform advanced histology functions in support of preclinical studies. Prepare and review documentation and perform quality control review of study data. Provide expertise in the area of histology to other staff and visitors as needed. Assist in scheduling and coordinating activities in assigned area.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Independently perform advanced histology (slide QC, special stains, thin/thick sections, IHC, and serial/step sectioning). Prepare responses to audits, deviations, and other documentation from internal and external reviews of data. Perform method development experiments trouble shoot technical challenges, and/or offer solutions to technical challenges. Prepare study specific procedure documentation. Responsible for coordinating and ensuring smooth flow of work in assigned area. Assist in training staff junior to this level. Assist pathology management in scheduling of daily activities. Assist management in review and improvement of procedures, processes, equipment, and facilities. May serve as a source for pathology related study information, which may require attendance of study meetings and/or conduct of meetings. May independently perform basic necropsy procedures (basic dissection, tissue collection/preservation, fresh tissue trimming, sample collection, etc.). May assist with, and perform specialized necropsy procedures (collection of tissues for special procedures, perfusion fixation, fetal evaluation, specialized dissection, neurodissection, photography, etc.). Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements. Perform all other related duties as assigned.QualificationsThe following are minimum requirements related to the Histology Coordinator position.Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a biological science preferred.Experience: 3 years of pathology laboratory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.Certification/Licensure: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) required.Other: Placement at this level requires successful completion/competency of the required tasks of the position preceding this level and continued ability to perform those tasks are required. Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, accurately record data, follow verbal and written instructions, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and customers.Equal Employment Opportunity Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Animal Care Technician I
Company StatementFor nearly 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.Business SummaryWe are seeking anAnimal CareTechnicianfor our Insourcing Solutions site located in Chicago, IL.Your primary role will include providing technical research services directly supporting the research protocols, working in partnership with research staff members in the conduct of biomedical research to include:Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area. Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols. Maintains accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility. Assists with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Supervisor or facility veterinarian. Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or semi-rigid isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas. Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensures and provides for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area. May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.The following are minimum requirements related to the Animal Care Technician position.High school diploma or general education degree (GED); 1 year of animal husbandry experience OR BS degree in Animal Science or related discipline with some animal care experience preferred. AALAS certification at the Assistant Technician (ALAT) level preferred OR achievement of ALAT certification within one year of assignment required. About Insourcing Solutions BusinessCharles RiverInsourcing Solutionscan 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 Solutionsprovides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.About Charles RiverCharles 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.For more information, please visit www.criver.com.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Animal Care Technician I
Company StatementFor nearly 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.Business SummaryWe are seeking anAnimal CareTechnicianfor our Insourcing Solutions site located in Chicago, IL.Your primary role will include providing technical research services directly supporting the research protocols, working in partnership with research staff members in the conduct of biomedical research to include:Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area. Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols. Maintains accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility. Assists with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Supervisor or facility veterinarian. Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or semi-rigid isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas. Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensures and provides for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area. May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.The following are minimum requirements related to the Animal Care Technician position.High school diploma or general education degree (GED); 1 year of animal husbandry experience OR BS degree in Animal Science or related discipline with some animal care experience preferred. AALAS certification at the Assistant Technician (ALAT) level preferred OR achievement of ALAT certification within one year of assignment required. About Insourcing Solutions BusinessCharles RiverInsourcing Solutionscan 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 Solutionsprovides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.About Charles RiverCharles 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.For more information, please visit www.criver.com.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Reliability Engineer, Product Service
Company StatementFor nearly 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.ResponsibilitiesWe are seeking an experienced Reliability Engineer, Product Service for our Microbial Solutions site located in Charleston, South Carolina.Ensures the service reliability of products developed within and for Microbial Solutions- these products include instrumentation, consumables and software. Under the guidance of the Product Development Reliability Engineer, works closely with the Product Development group, Instrument Service and Technical Service teams through all phases of the product life cycle, including service requirement development, design for service, service reliability testing and product release. Executes testing methodologies and approaches to induce failures that would be seen in customer environments, and assist in the development of solutions to prevent and reduce these failures. Executes the service reliability strategy for products developed by and for Microbial Solutions. Develop product service reliability and customer simulation testing plans for each product Executes testing environments for the service reliability of various products, utilizing automated testing processes where possible, and collecting failure data Conducts systematic root cause analysis (RCA) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and develops tools for service reliability. Responsible for organizing, analyzing and presenting failure analysis, preventive/predictive maintenance, and troubleshooting information Executes tests on the various products while identifying areas of improvement to reduce product service failure and user errors or confusion. Perform all other related duties as assigned.QualificationsThe following are minimum requirements related to the Reliability Engineer, Product Service position.Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent in Engineering, Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical or Biology preferred, Masters a plus.Experience: 5+ years in related field, with experience as a service reliability, product service or design engineer, preferably in an instrument product development environment and/or in high a tech, medical design, medical device or pharmaceutical industry. Microbiology, bioburden and/or sterility laboratory experience a plus. Data analysis experience, including Statistical Process Control, Reliability modeling and prediction, Fault Tree Analysis, and Six Sigma Methodology An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.Certification/Licensure: Reliability Engineering Certification, Six Sigma Black Belt a plusOther: Proficiency in MS Office (EXCEL, WORD, PROJECT) and lab instrumentation control software.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
Reliability Engineer, Product Service
Company StatementFor nearly 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.ResponsibilitiesWe are seeking an experienced Reliability Engineer, Product Service for our Microbial Solutions site located in Charleston, South Carolina.Ensures the service reliability of products developed within and for Microbial Solutions- these products include instrumentation, consumables and software. Under the guidance of the Product Development Reliability Engineer, works closely with the Product Development group, Instrument Service and Technical Service teams through all phases of the product life cycle, including service requirement development, design for service, service reliability testing and product release. Executes testing methodologies and approaches to induce failures that would be seen in customer environments, and assist in the development of solutions to prevent and reduce these failures. Executes the service reliability strategy for products developed by and for Microbial Solutions. Develop product service reliability and customer simulation testing plans for each product Executes testing environments for the service reliability of various products, utilizing automated testing processes where possible, and collecting failure data Conducts systematic root cause analysis (RCA) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and develops tools for service reliability. Responsible for organizing, analyzing and presenting failure analysis, preventive/predictive maintenance, and troubleshooting information Executes tests on the various products while identifying areas of improvement to reduce product service failure and user errors or confusion. Perform all other related duties as assigned.QualificationsThe following are minimum requirements related to the Reliability Engineer, Product Service position.Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent in Engineering, Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical or Biology preferred, Masters a plus.Experience: 5+ years in related field, with experience as a service reliability, product service or design engineer, preferably in an instrument product development environment and/or in high a tech, medical design, medical device or pharmaceutical industry. Microbiology, bioburden and/or sterility laboratory experience a plus. Data analysis experience, including Statistical Process Control, Reliability modeling and prediction, Fault Tree Analysis, and Six Sigma Methodology An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.Certification/Licensure: Reliability Engineering Certification, Six Sigma Black Belt a plusOther: Proficiency in MS Office (EXCEL, WORD, PROJECT) and lab instrumentation control software.Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/VetCharles River is committed to working with and proving reasonable accomodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email crrecruitment_US@crl.com or call (781) 222-6244 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Charles River takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, disabled individuals, and covered veterans (recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans) in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. If you would like more information about our affirmative action program for veterans and disabled individuals, please contact Human Resources.
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