Research Manager


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 Manager for our Discovery site located in Morrisville.

•    Manage activities of assigned group(s) to ensure optimum performance of the group/function. Assess work volume; assign projects and guide laboratory activities.
•    Collaborate with senior research staff on the development and validation of new models.
•    Coordinate study scheduling with project managers, research technicians, TM and the lab group.
•    Coordinate projects for studies for team clients; provide input for study refinement to senior research staff.
•    Conduct independent scientific research; perform data analysis & study design.
•    Evaluate methods and materials used in technical processes for time efficiency/cost effectiveness.  Develop new procedures when warranted.
•    Identify critical project-related issues and successfully implement plans to overcome
•    Provide leadership and support to technical staff in the solution of specific project-related problems. Provide hands on assistance to research staff as needed.
•    Design and implement new methods & processes to solve project-related problems (i.e., task coordination, innovation, methodology, resource sharing, brainstorming, etc.).
•    Act as a consultant on technical issues & provide innovative project-related solutions.
•    Responsible for personnel management activities such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews.
•    Assist in the development of short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.

•    Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in biology or related field required.  Master’s degree (M.A./M.S.) preferred.
•    Experience: 3-5 years progressive experience in an industry based research lab, including 1 year supervisory experience. Preferred: progressive experience in a cancer research organization, previous experience working with laboratory animals and previous experience leading a laboratory animal research team


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


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