Charles River

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At Charles River, our purpose is clear, and our passion is strong: Together We Create Healthier Lives.

In 2019, we supported ~85% of drugs approved by the FDA, a significant accomplishment that makes us all proud to be part of this remarkable team. Every role at our Company matters to thousands of clients and millions of patients around the globe. Each and every one of us can, Be the Difference, for our clients, colleagues, animals and partners.

 

 

With over 100 sites around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving your product’s unique challenges. Our focus on timeliness and accuracy in every stage of development means you can count on reliable, reproducible results – every step of the way.

Below are quick facts about Charles River Laboratories:

  • Founded: 1947
  • Headquarters: Wilmington, MA
  • Employees: 18,400+ worldwide
  • Revenue: $2.92 billion in FY2020
  • Ownership: Publicly traded (CRL)
  • Customers: Leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical, government, and academic organizations around the world
  • Service Areas: Basic research, discovery, safety and efficacy, clinical support, and manufacturing

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18,400+ Employees
Wilmington, MA Headquarters
1947 Founded

What is our Digital Journey?

Imagine the chance to engage with outstanding senior leaders as they reimagine how we do business looking forward, “As we look to our future, we are embarking on a reimagination of how we do business through a Digital Journey. Our Digital Journey is about sustaining and advancing our position to unlock our next horizon of growth and become a leading ‘digitally-powered’ CRO enabling our clients to deliver innovative, safe, and effective treatments to patients as quickly and effectively as possible. It’s also about creating an environment where our people can experience an exceptional range of formal and informal opportunities that will empower you to grow,” James Foster, President, Chairman, and CEO.

Join us at this critical time as we instill agile principles in how we complete work — specifically focused on iterative design, tight collaboration with the business and rapid delivery to improve processes.

Explore the opportunity to work on modern-cloud architecture and customer facing solutions to help deliver drugs to market faster. And all of this is possible by working in agile cross functional teams.

How our Digital Journey Will Impact Lives

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development.

Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes, “Our employees are driven by our purpose: Together We Create Healthier Lives. For patients with rare diseases or other terminal illnesses, every day in the drug development process counts. We have a responsibility to do everything we can to accelerate this process. Our Digital Journey will equip us to accelerate the drug development process, impacting the lives of patients across the globe,” Birgit Girshick, Corporate Executive Vice President.

When you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

Join Us on Our Digital Journey Today!

We are building a place in which the best people enjoy working and developing, so it’s only fitting that we offer all the best in-class benefits you would expect from a world-class digital organization.

Bring your authentic self to build our Digital Transformation today. Check out Evie’s story and learn how your efforts will impact the lives of patients like her every day. Charles River is hiring new Digital skills across the globe.

 

Evie's Story

Summer Intern Program

Come on in and be part of our team and experience Charles River from the inside!

We offer internships in a variety of areas from science, information technology, finance, human resources and sales & marketing. We provide hands on experience with opportunities for students to better understand the industry, build relationships with business partners, leaders and staff and develop personally and professionally through our Summer Intern Program.

Starting your journey on a new career path can be one of the most exciting times in your life. The right internship can help you take the next critical step in shaping a successful and rewarding career. Join Charles River as an intern to gain professional experience and develop in your chosen career path before you graduate from college.

Want to hear from current interns? Read about their internship adventure.

Edgar Torres

Educational Major: MMI (Molecular Microbiology & Immunology).

What is your current role with Charles River?: I work in Lab Sciences as a Research Assistant I in Flow Cytometry.

Why did you choose Charles River for an internship placement?:  I wanted the real-deal application of the biology that I’ve learned in school.

Share your advice to students looking to do an internship with Charles River:  Have a defined goal for what they want to do with their degree. Be genuine!

Why do you like working at Charles River?  It’s a very positive work environment. In my position, I make a difference in pushing sensitive data and see the impact in the drug development pipeline.

Kierstyn Hendriks

Educational Major: Biological Sciences for my Associates/Health Science for my Bachelors. 

What is your current role with Charles River?: Molecular Technologist.

Why did you choose Charles River for an internship placement? I wanted to do an internship with Charles River’s Newark site because I am interested in molecular biology and the microbial ID work they do here.

Share your advice to students looking to do an internship with Charles River: Contact the site you are interested in doing an internship with and see if they have any opportunities.

Why do you like working at Charles River? I enjoy working for Charles River because they have allowed me to grow. Charles River has been supportive of me, as well as others, to continue my education by being flexible.

Sophia Wilson

Educational Major: Animal Science with a specialization in beef science.

What is your current role with Charles River?: I am a Research Technician II.

Why did you choose Charles River for an internship placement? When I was attending college, I debated a lot of careers after school and my grandmother was diagnosed with ALS. After that I decided to pursue a career in animal research!

Share your advice to students looking to do an internship with Charles River: I would mainly say to do your research! We have a lot of people come through the doo
r and say this job isn’t what they expected, but for those of us that knew what to expect, love our jobs and love continuing the mission to save lives!

 Why do you like working at Charles River? They have a robust and generous compensation and total rewards program.

Brennen Nalley

Educational Major: B.S. Computer Science with minors on Mathematics, Information Systems.

What is your current role with Charles River?: IT Technician (Site Services Level 1).

Why did you choose Charles River for an internship placement?: I wanted to learn how computers are utilized within a real-world setting and I also like science and appreciate the work being done here.

Share your advice to students looking to do an internship with Charles River: Willingness to learn and appreciation of soft skills such as interpersonal communication.

Why do you like working at Charles River?: Good co-workers, each day is never the same. Lots of different projects to expand my knowledge to different areas.

Olivia Turske

What is your current role with Charles River?Histology Lab Assistant.

Why did you choose Charles River for an internship placement?  My previous teachers had both worked here and had told me it is a great place to work and getting the internship at the age I was seemed like an amazing opportunity. I also love science so it just fueled my desire to work here.

Share your advice to students looking to do an internship with Charles River: Don’t give up, make good connections and impressions.

Why do you like working at Charles River? Charles River is an amazing place to work and to intern, it teaches you amazing skills that you can take with you throughout other careers.

Emily Thurmon

Educational Major: Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.

What is your current role with Charles River?: Research Assistant in Formulations.

Why did you choose Charles River for an internship placement?  I had heard great things about the facility and the  opportunity to get experience. I thought this internship could give me some perspective of what I wanted.

Share your advice to students looking to do an internship with Charles River: Just go for it, be confident in yourself, and what you have learned in your college courses.

Why do you like working at Charles River? The biggest reward for working here is knowing that we could be potentially testing the next new drug treatment that could directly impact people’s lives.

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At Charles River, we are committed to empowering our employees with the tools and programs they need to develop rewarding and fulfilling careers. We are proud to be part of the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.

Our work environment is friendly, fun, nurtures teamwork, provides regular training, offers Equal Employment Opportunities, and promotes a diverse workplace.

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

 

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Customer Service Representative 1

We are seeking a Customer Service Representative for our Microbial Solutions site located Charleston, SC.

Charleston, SC
December 31, 2021

Charles River

Entry Level Associate (No Experience Required)- *$1,000 sign-on bonus

As an entry level technician, you will have the opportunity to care of all species of animals at our state-of-the-art safety sites.

Spencerville, OH
December 31, 2021

Customer Service Representative 1

Location:
Charleston, SC
Closing:
December 31, 2021
  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)/ Business course work or equivalent in related discipline.
  • Experience: Customer Service/Order entry strongly preferred, keyboarding accuracy and speed, excellent verbal communication skills, P2000 and order enter/AS400 preferred, Lotus, Microsoft Windows software.

Customer Service Representative 1

Req ID #:  128719
Location: 

Charleston, SC, US, 29407

For nearly 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 Customer Service Representative for our Microbial Solutions site located Charleston, SC.

The following are responsibilities related to the Customer Service Representative:

Represents company to external and internal customers, answers product-related questions, traces lost shipments, and interprets and clarifies customer orders for the shipping department. Takes orders over the phone when necessary, and may manage web-based ordering. Enters and maintains database records of customer profiles and prepares and maintains status reports. Confers with management regarding customer credits, returns goods for credit, identifies quality assurance complaints, and writes price differentials on mail orders. May approve allocation of stock in short supply, special price quotations and bids, pricing allowances, deductions and adjustments. May manage inventories at customer facilities using EDI [electronic data interchange], forecasting, replenishment and inventory systems, focusing on stock and allocation issues to maximize service levels.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Customer Service Representative position:

·         Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)/ Business course work or equivalent in related discipline.

·         Experience:  Customer Service/Order entry strongly preferred, keyboarding accuracy and speed, excellent verbal communication skills, P2000 and order enter/AS400 preferred, Lotus, Microsoft Windows software.

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.

 

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 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased  to $2.62 billion.

 

At 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. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

 

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

 

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 


Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Job Segment: Biotech, Mid-Range, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory, Science, Technology, Research

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December 31, 2021

Entry Level Associate (No Experience Required)- *$1,000 sign-on bonus

Location:
Spencerville, OH
Closing:
December 31, 2021
  • Enjoys being part of a team
  • Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Pays attention to detail

Entry Level Associate (No Experience Required)- *$1,000 sign-on bonus

Req ID #:  100792
Location: 

Spencerville, OH, US, 45887

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

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

Take your first step towards a new career

As an entry level technician, you will have the opportunity to care of all species of animals at our state-of-the-art safety sites. Based on your interests you will learn skills in the areas of Pathology, Animal Care and other areas within the organization.  You will learn new skills ranging from animal care and handling, blood collection, dosing administration, and different techniques within Histology.

The training and development offered to our entry level technicians is state of the art and designed to help you succeed.  The work you will be doing will impact the lives of patients and animals across the world.

If you possess the following qualities, we will train you in the rest:

-Enjoys being part of a team
-Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
-Pays attention to detail
-Dependable
-Ability to work independently

Charles River, offers a comprehensive benefit package including:  

-Group insurance (medical, dental, vision, disability, Life insurance and employee assistance program)
-3 weeks Paid vacation
-Tuition Reimbursement
-401k with employer match
-Opportunity for career advancement
-Covid Support – Care.Com paid subscription
-2 weeks Covid Emergency pay (if needed)

With plenty of room for growth, you can enjoy a long and meaningful career. In addition to a positive work environment. Take your first step, patients are waiting.

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 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

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 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

 

At 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. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

 

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

Job Segment: Toxicology, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory, Science, Research

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December 31, 2021

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