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Research Scientist 2 - Immunology

Charles River Laboratories
Morrisville, NC
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Science, Doctors, Allergy/Immunology
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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 2- Immunology for our Discovery site located in Morrisville, NC.

The individual in this position will perform as a scientist in the conduct of nonclinical biological research studies primarily in the area of cancer research. In this position you will be responsible for the design, execution and interpretation of experiments using quantification of relevant endpoints, both in vivo and in vitro. You will also apply additional analytical methods such as flow cytometry, multi-plex ELISA, and gene expression analysis to a variety of study designs to evaluate tumor biology and immune cell function.

The following are responsibilites related to the Research Scientist 2 - Immunology position:

  • Function independently as a study director in the direction and execution of assigned studies in compliance with regulations as they apply to the conduct of nonclinical research
  • Design, execute, analyze and interpret in vivo pharmacology studies evaluating tumor growth.
  • Represent company capabilities to sponsors and participate in study design
  • Generate high-quality protocols, amendments, and reports appropriate for assigned studies.
  • Provide technical and scientific guidance to the research staff. As needed instruct other staff in the practical aspects of study conduct
  • Influence strategic direction related to acquisition of new technologies and related sciences
Job Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Research Scientist 2 - Immunology position:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in a life sciences-related field. Related Master's degree (M.S./M.A.) or PhD/DVM in Microbiology preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 8 years related experience in the contract research, academic, or pharmaceutical industry. 3 years experience of conducting immunology studies using flow cytometry, gene expression, protein/cytokine analysis (Luminex) and other related techniques.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Other: Preference will be given to candidates with strengths in immunology and oncology. 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.

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees.

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.

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.
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