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Senior Research Scientist- Molecular Biology

at Charles River Laboratories in Skokie, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Senior Research Scientist- Molecular Biology

Req ID #: 221875

Location:

Skokie, IL, US, 60077

For 75 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

BASIC SUMMARY:

Serve as scientist in the conduct of assigned nonclinical and clinical research studies at all levels of complexity, to include study management, interpretation and reporting of study data, and assuring the regulatory compliance of these projects, as appropriate. Additional responsibilities include serving as a primary scientific contact for key clients and the on-site support of their programs, as well as the support of specialty studies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Function independently as a study director in the direction and execution of assigned studies in compliance with GLP or other applicable regulations for the conduct of nonclinical and clinical research. Cell therapy/Gene Therapy experience is required.

- Participate in the proposal management and bid development process, serving as a key scientific contact.

- Participate in and coordinate all phases of the study planning process with appropriate departments.

- Generate high-quality protocols, amendments, and reports appropriate for assigned studies.

- Independently review, interpret, integrate, and present data on assigned studies.

- Function independently as contact for the planning and execution of sponsor interaction related to assigned studies, including proposal management and study scheduling, conduct and reporting. Participate in Sponsor visits.

- Execute the completion of laboratory investigations, assay troubleshooting and quality observations. Understand compliance expectations in order to respond to audit findings.

- Mentor technical staff in areas such as protocol interpretation, method development and refinement, study-related problem resolution, and technique validation.

- Review reports for peers as needed.

- Provide technical and scientific guidance to the research staff.

- Attend scientific meetings, conferences and training courses to enhance job and professional skills.

- Perform testing facility management duties for the site as delegated by senior management.

- Ensure optimum performance of group function. Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state of the art practices.

- Perform all other related duties as assigned.

The pay range for this position is $123-130k per year. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location. This role is onsite In Skokie, IL but is hybrid (2 days remote)

Job Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

- Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in a scientific related discipline. Related Master’s degree (M.S./M.A.) or Ph.D. preferred.

- Experience: Minimum of 9 to 12 years related experience in the contract research, academic, or pharmaceutical industry.

- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

- Certification/Licensure: None.

- Other: Understanding of regulatory requirements of study types assigned, as well as Testing Facility SOPs and the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), as appropriate. Demonstrate leadership skills as they pertain to intra- and interdepartmental initiatives, Sponsor interactions, and business development. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft® Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. and with standard laboratory calculations.

COMMENTS:

- This position may require occasional travel.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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.

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer – all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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.

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

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Job Posting: JC256864073

Posted On: Mar 15, 2024

Updated On: May 29, 2024

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