Provide scientific support for nonclinical research or laboratory-based studies; perform basic study management tasks and interpretation and reporting of study data/conclusions.
*ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee routine study start-up procedures requiring cross-departmental interaction with all key study personnel.
Assist in generating study protocols and laboratory-based procedures for various regulatory guidelines and assist in obtaining sponsor approval.
Assist in assuring that all data for the studies are accurately recorded and verified.
Review, interpret, integrate, and present basic data on assigned studies, with assistance of more senior scientific staff as appropriate.
With close guidance from senior scientific staff, function as a study director or project scientist on assigned studies of basic complexity and participate in method development and validation activities.
May serve as an interim or alternate (secondary) scientific contact in the event an assigned study director or project scientist is unavailable.
Assist in ensuring project is in compliance with GLP regulations as they apply to the conduct of nonclinical research.
Provide leadership and technical guidance and serve as a mentor to less experienced staff.
Collaborate with scientific and technical staff to develop new techniques and/or models.
Contribute to department operations improvement in areas such as process development, SOP revisions, department inspections, and equipment maintenance.
Shadow the study director or project scientist to further develop research skills and techniques.
Attend scientific meetings, conferences, and training courses to enhance job and professional skills.
Perform all other related duties as assigned
_Education: _**Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in a scientific related discipline.
Experience:** 3 to 5 years related experience in animal science, biology, chemistry/pharmacy, or similar laboratory environment, including 1 year related experience in the contract research 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.
Other:** 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.