Company Name: Charles River Laboratories

Location: Cleveland, OH, US - 44128

Job Duration: 2021-05-04 to 2021-06-03


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 Scientist for our Safety Assessment group site located in Cleveland, Ohio.


Under supervision of the principal scientist, the Scientist shall function as the study director for non­ clinical laboratory studies and have overall responsibility for the technical conduct of nonclinical safety testing studies according to GLP regulations and represents the principal point of study control.


•    Conduct nonclinical safety testing protocols according to GLP guidelines; approve protocols; ensure experimental data is accurately recorded and verified.
•    Adhere to all applicable good laboratory practice regulations and standard operating procedures.
•    Consult and advise Sponsors during the study.
•    Review and complete data analysis in a timely manner.
•    Manage nonclinical safety testing studies according to the protocol timelines.
•    Maintain records of studies and adhere to applicable archiving policies.
•    Provide excellent customer service behavior with sponsor to insure good client relationship; provide pleasant and effective communication.
•    Oversee staff in conduct of nonclinical safety testing studies and R&D studies; Direct and problem-solve laboratory research work; Analyze staff data in timely manner; Oversee staff productivity and skills to ensure protocols are followed and timelines        are met.
•    Perform literature searches, read and critically evaluate literature to develop new methods of practice; Attend journal Club meetings as needed to present critical evaluation of literature.
•    Troubleshoot unforeseen circumstances and develop solutions.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

•    Education: Master's degree in Electrophysiology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry of ion channel function, or in related scientific discipline.
•    Experience: At least 5 years of industry experience; 4 years of performance and/or supervision of research studies.
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure: Certification as appropriate for specialty preferred.
•    Other: Ability to support intra- and inter-departmental initiatives, sponsor interactions, and business development. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to organized/execute multiple projects, prioritize work and meet                milestones/deadlines. Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft® Excel, Word, PowerPoint,etc. and standards laboratory calculations.

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 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.


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 This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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