Research Associate

Research Associate

Req ID #: 36760

Location: South San Francisco, CA, US, 94080

For 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.

We are seeking an In-Vivo PK Research Associate for our Discovery site located in South San Francisco, CA.

Enhancing our global leadership in providing drug discovery and development products and services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, Charles River is launching the offering of discovery DMPK services (non-GLP) from our South San Francisco site. We seek to enhance our services' value to our clients by increasing our ease of doing business with, shortening timelines and developing deeper collaborative partnerships with our clients, all enabled by our proximity to and embeddedness in this critically important biotech research hub and ecosystem.

We are seeking an In-Vivo PK Research Associate candidate early in their career and are highly motivated, enthusiastic and possess a passion for learning. This individual will work closely with more senior colleagues to contribute to the establishment and delivery of discovery in-vivo rodent PK services from our South San Francisco locoation. This position is ideally suited to recent graduates who enjoy a fast-paced and collegial environment. The individual in this position will be responsible for working hands-on and under the direction of more senior staff in a dynamic environment where teamwork, data quality, innovation and speed are valued.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Discovery In-Vivo PK Research Associate Position:

* Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with more junior and senior colleagues.

* Prior experience in rodent in-vivo technical procedures and husbandry highly desired, including test material administration via standard routes and collection and processing of common biospecimen samples.

* Clear, timely and accurate recording of all study related data in compliance with company policies and procedures

* Active participation in the review of all data and study-related procedures and protocols

* Excellent organizational and planning skills enabling management of multiple, concurrent tasks & priorities

* Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft® Excel and Word

* Demonstrated understanding of and an absolute commitment to excellence in all aspects of research animal welfare

* Ensure compliance to all company policies, procedures and applicable regulations.

* Identify and report any difficulties encountered in study execution as necessary

* Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in a scientifically related discipline.

* Experience: 0 to 2 years 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.

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 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 Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco

Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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