Research Specialist - Cellular and Molecular Biology

Charles River Laboratories
Mattawan, Michigan, US
Apr 28, 2021
Jun 03, 2021
Biology, Finance
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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 experienced Research Specialist for our Cellular and Molecular Biology Team located in Mattawan, MI.

The Research Specialist is primarily responsible to conduct in vitro (cell-based), molecular and/or biochemical assays following direction from departmental scientists / management. This individual demonstrates proficiency in the use of instrumentation and laboratory techniques. This individual effectively applies his/her experience and knowledge to participate in method validation and troubleshoot method issues. This individual contributes to the department by working independently, completing assigned projects on time, participating in process improvement initiatives, and communicating effectively with others.

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

MS/MA in relevant field and 2-5 years of relevant experience; or
BS/BA/ Associates/HS/GED and 5-10 years of relevant experience.
Previous experience working with the following required: in vitro, molecular and biochemical assays.
Proficient using laboratory software applications including LIMS and data acquisition software.
Positively contributes to quality metrics by maintaining minimal level of laboratory errors and failed runs.
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.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
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.

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