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Research Scientist 1 (Immunology-Lab Sciences)

Employer
Charles River Laboratories
Location
Ashland County, OH
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Sector
Science, Doctors, Allergy/Immunology, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type
Corporate
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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 Research Scientist 1 (Immunology-Lab Sciences) for our Safety Assessment Group site located in Ashland, OH.

The Research Scientist 1 is responsible for the conduct of assigned nonclinical research studies of basic to moderate complexity, to include study management, interpretation and reporting of study data, and assuring the regulatory compliance of these projects. The ideal candidate will be a subject matter expert in the field of immunology (immuno-oncology experience a plus) whose experience has been gained through a combination of academic and laboratory research settings. Strong publications in the field of immunology preferred. In addition, the candidate will be an expert in most of the commonly used laboratory immunological techniques such as flow cytometry (multicolor flow cytometry experience preferred), ELISA, Multiplex, ELISPOT and cell culture work. Flow cytometry data analysis using FCS express/FlowJo/similar software is preferred.

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a study director in the direction and execution of assigned studies in compliance with GLP regulations as they apply to the conduct of nonclinical research.
  • Participate in proposal management and bid development process. Assist in the review of Letters of Commitment (LOC) in cooperation with client services.
  • Participate in and coordinate all phases of the study planning process with appropriate departments.
  • Generate high-quality protocols, amendments, and reports appropriate for assigned studies.
  • Review, interpret, integrate, and present data on assigned studies, using the assistance of senior scientific staff as appropriate.
  • Function as contact for the planning and execution of sponsor interaction related to assigned studies, including proposal management and study scheduling, conduct and reporting.
  • Provide technical and scientific guidance to the research staff.
  • Attend scientific meetings, conferences and training courses to enhance job and professional skills.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned


Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in toxicology or related scientific related discipline.
  • 0-1 years related laboratory experience, preferrably in a pharmaceutical or contract laboratory environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements of study types assigned, as well as Testing Facility SOPs and the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), as appropriate. 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.

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.
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