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Charles River Laboratories Research Scientist - Cellular and Molecular Biology in Mattawan, Michigan

Research Scientist - Cellular and Molecular Biology

Req ID #: 38208


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 an experiencedResearch Scientist for ourCellular and Molecular Biology Team located in Mattawan, MI.

AResearch Scientist is responsible for: the performance and development of in vitro, molecular biology, electrophysiological, and / or biochemical techniques and assays. The person in this role is responsible for the evaluation of new methodologies, as well as various practical applications, including: assisting with study protocol development, recordkeeping, and equipment handling. Training of less experienced laboratory personnel and overseeing their work is critical for success in this role. Supervising others may be required.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Research Scientist position.

  • PhD in relevant field and 4-7 years in specialty preferred; or

  • Master’s degree in relevant field and 10-14 years in specialty preferred; or

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 14-18 years in specialty preferred.

  • Significant training and expertise in in vitro, molecular biology, electrophysiological, and / or biochemical techniques and assays.

  • Outstanding track record in method development.

  • Proven proficiency in data analysis, research design, troubleshooting, and the evaluation of new technologies and procedures for a cellular and molecular biology lab.

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise, and accurate manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment to solve research-related problems and implement new technologies.

  • Possesses good oral and written communication abilities and strong organizational skills.

  • 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 MPI Research, a Charles River Company

MPI Research is a premier non-clinical contract research organization (CRO) providing comprehensive testing services to biopharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide.

About Safety AssessmentCharles 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 RiverCharles 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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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.

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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.

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