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Research Associate Analytical Development Job in Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Title :

Research Associate Analytical Development

Company :

Charles River Laboratories

Location :

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Date Acquired : 5/27/2019 11:01:10 PM
Date Updated : 8/19/2019 10:05:28 PM
Research Associate Analytical Development

Req ID #: 44535


Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545

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, well help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Research Associate I Analytical Development in ourBiologicsgroup currentlylocated inWoburn, MA but relocating to Shrewsbury, MA in Q2/Q3 of 2019 due to growth.

In this position, the Research Associate I will perform chromatographic and other analytical method studies on client products. Perform routine methods independently and perform method development under guidance. Assist Supervisor and other scientific staff by accurate, reliable and efficient analytical work. Write technical reports and participate/provide verbal updates to clients on project progression.

+ Perform HPLC and other analytical chemistry studies with a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, efficiency and reliability.

+ Assist with client communication and provide verbal and written status updates to clients as needed.

+ Efficiently organize and plan daily activities and provide technical guidance and training to less experienced technicians.

+ Ensure that work is conducted and completed to timelines and provide status updates internally and to clients. Plan work effectively to maximize efficiency and to ensure that timelines are met.

+ Perform a variety of analytical laboratory experiments, tests and procedures following well-defined techniques and guidelines; primary responsibilities will include HPLC, but other responsibilities may include CE, ELISA/immunoassay, gel-based work, chemical derivatization and enzymatic method studies, etc.

+ Troubleshoot and resolve moderately complex method and instrumentation issues and prioritize workload.

+ Make detailed observations and accurately and precisely record data. Summarize data for complex reports.

+ Work to a high degree of compliance and diligent documentation, suitable for potential opportunities to work on GMP projects.

+ Perform effective written communication by assisting in the writing of technical reports and departmental documents as directed by Supervisor or Manager.

+ Prepare protocols and amendments if applicable.

+ Review departmental procedures for accuracy of scope of work prior to initiation.

+ Prepare and analyze Excel or Word tables for data evaluation.

+ Provide quality control review of documents, reports and data.

+ Work with Quality Assurance to respond to audits and complete reports.

+ Follow all SOPs, Client Test Methods and cGMP guidelines as they relate to specific tasks.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Research Associate I Analytical Development position.

+ Bachelors degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related discipline.

+ 3-5 years analytical/research laboratory experience required preferably in a CRO or biopharmaceutical environment.

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

+ Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication, as exemplified in technical writing, and phone call communication with clients. High degree of organizational skills desired. Strong computer skills, problem solving and attention to detail. Must be proficient in the use of current software tools utilized in the Analytical Development department. Familiarity with data management required. Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

+ While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; use a microscope and other analytical equipment; talk or hear; and type at a computer.

+ The employee frequently is required to walk or sit and occasionally stoop or kneel.

+ The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up move up to 25 pounds.

+ Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

+ While performing the duties of this job, the employee may have exposure to potential chemical, electrical, biological and waste-handling hazard.

+ The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

About Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs. Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

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 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our clients unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of peoples 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 2018.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet