$80K — $100K *
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.
This position has multi-functional responsibilities to provide project management and process optimization for Shared Services. Serve as a Project Manager for projects in the areas of IT, business optimization, change management, data delivery, and more. Manage projects, including internal implementation projects, vendor COTS projects, process innovation projects, and validation projects. Oversee and execute project planning, resource planning, budget planning, operational change management, training, and global releases. Provide consistent project updates, while managing risk mitigation. Identify opportunities for optimization within organizational objectives and execute improvements. Recommend operating objectives and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, reduce costs, maximize opportunities, and develop state-of-the-art practices. Management of cross-company resources and activities.
Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a scientific or related discipline.
Experience: 4 years related experience in a GLP contract research/pharmaceutical setting, including at least 2 years as a Project Manager and 2 years of Business Analyst experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: PMP and/or Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt preferred, but not required.
Other: Comprehensive knowledge of GLP and other federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to pharmaceutical research. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio) and Project Management tools (such as MS Project, Power BI, or SmartSheet). Working knowledge of computer operating systems and electronic communications. Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and sponsors. Skill requirements include foresight, analysis and logic, systematic and orderly planning, and attention to detail.
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.
Valid through: 4/30/2021