We are seeking an experienced Research Scientist 2 for the Study Directors - Drug Safety Evaluation (DSE) Team working in Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology located in Mattawan, MI.
A Research Scientist 2 - Safety Assessment serving as a study director (SD) is responsible for overseeing study conduct of preclinical efficacy and/or toxicology studies assigned by test facility management (TFM) within safety assessment; overseeing protocols/study plans; coordinating with technical teams for execution of studies, including establishing study schedules, verifying that standard operating procedures (SOPs) are available and adhered to, overseeing data recording and reporting, and verifying that regulatory requirements/expectations are met. The individual in this role interprets preclinical toxicity studies, evaluates and prepares reports from the data collected during these studies, communicates with sponsor representatives, and initiates contact with potential clients. May be involved with development of new technologies/procedures and may be required to manage departmental and procedural projects.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities required to accomplish the essential functions) include but are not limited to:
· Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD/PharmD/DVM/MD degree or equivalent in Toxicology, Pharmacology or a related discipline; with 5 or more years of related industry experience. Meets expectations related to essential duties and responsibilities of Research Scientist 1. May represent an entry level for individual with relevant PharmD/DVM/MD degree or equivalent in Toxicology, Pharmacology or a related discipline
· An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
· Success in this role requires familiarity with: study/project costs and impact of changes, local and international regulations and GLPs as they relate to primary area of focus, study process from proposal to report, quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC) processes, IACUC process, the SD role in animal welfare, effective communication with veterinary staff and internal/external clients in a manner that generates confidence and builds trust, and communication with technical supervisor and Scientific Manager on issues of overall project costs and its importance related to staffing and equipment issues.
· Demonstrated ability to anticipate and recognize potential problems within programs and effectively communicate alternatives to clients and a meaningful fashion.
· Strong communications skills, verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.
· 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.
Charles River LabsAt 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. Four over 20 years, our Insourcing Solutions business has provided skilled animal care professionals to our client sites worldwide. Hired candidates become full-time Charles River employees who enjoy a competitive pay rate and an excellent range of benefits.