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Charles River Laboratories Principal Scientist - Lab Sciences Bioanalytical in Mattawan, Michigan

Principal Scientist - Lab Sciences Bioanalytical

Req ID #: 73555


Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

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 Principal Scientist for our Bioanalytical Team located in Mattawan, MI.

The Principal Scientist in Laboratory Sciences is responsible for: the development or oversight of the development of methods to quantify chemical entities; developing and verifying compliance to departmental policies and procedures; providing advisory functions to clients designing a program or experiment, dealing with specific dataset interpretation; writing final reports; and answering questions from regulatory authorities. The individual in this role is expected to: be an expert in his/her discipline, providing leadership in efficient and scientifically valid processes and procedures; demonstrate expertise in the use of instrumentation and laboratory techniques; effectively apply their experience and knowledge to lead method development activities; provide scientific expertise to the laboratory staff; and, as needed, function as a Principal Investigator, Study Director, Individual Scientist, or Project Scientist responsible for the development and execution of validation and sample analysis protocols/plans in accordance with company standard operating procedures (SOPs), industry regulatory guidelines (GxP), and budgetary guidelines. A Principle Scientist may be responsible for management of staff.

The following are the minimum requirements related to the Principal Scientist position:

  • PhD in relevant field and 15+ years of direct applicable experience (preferred); or Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 15+ years of direct applicable experience.

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

  • Demonstrated proficiency using laboratory software applications and LIMS.

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of GxPs and industry guidance documents.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.

  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.

  • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts; sometimes on short notice.

  • Ability to work under specific time constraints.

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 120 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