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:
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exploring Careers - Rob from Charles River tells us about the awesome careers opportunities available after high school!
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Our People - Paula Miliani de Marval, Associate Director Research
Our People - Jonathan Hill, Scientist, Analytical Development
Our People - Kate Krontz, Laboratory Research Technician II
Rob from Charles River tells us about the awesome career opportunities available after high school!
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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