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Scientific Coordinator

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.

We are seeking an Scientific Coordinator for our Safety Assessment Group site located in Ashland Ohio.


The Study Coordinator will team with all members of the Analytical Chemistry staff to support the department.  The Study Coordinator’s role will be instrumental in assuring quality report generation and adhering to timelines for each study.


Working with the Principal Investigator, the Study Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the conduct of Analytical Chemistry studies, including, but not limited to, QC of data, report generation, and deviation statement generation.  Responsible for accumulating, coordinating and compiling data, report writing tasks, conducting literature searches and requests, proof reading and QC’ing documents, and filing.  Responsible for assisting Departmental Management as needed.


Key skills include training and/or a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with scientific procedures, experience with good laboratory practices, ability to communicate effectively at several levels of an organization and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.  Ability to interact with multiple personalities and cultural backgrounds.

  • B.S. or M.S. Degree and minimum of 2 years relevant experience, or a minimum of 5 years relevant laboratory experience.
  • Familiarity and experience with all common study types and planning and execution



  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Repetitive dexterity/motion of hands and arms
  • Good hand-eye coordination and vision
  • Able to squat, bend or reach
  • Ability to work around animals, latex or dusts
  • Able to wear a respirator (is necessary to be clean shaven to wear a respirator)
  • Able to perform delicate procedures, possibly with time restraints
  • Able to walk at least 1 mile and stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to wear steel-toed shoes while working



  • Generally 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday (role may allow for remote and part time work upon supervisor discretion)



  • Serve as one of the primary report writers for Analytical Chemistry studies
  • Proactively assist Principal Investigators with report generation/issues
  • Assist with quality control review of generated data
  • Assist with development of new techniques and equipment validation
  • Assist with scientific poster generation
  • Assist with metric tracking
  • Submit requests for study number (RSN)
  • Submit request for study schedule
  • Submit CISP and ensure CISPs are issued for additional work performed
  • Prepare  methods for report
  • Assist with review of reports
  • Training of personnel
  • Analyze and improve processes



  • Regular and punctual attendance
  • Comply with all WIL Research policies and procedures
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations
  • Adhere to all environmental regulations
  • Attend and participate in all required training sessions
  • Work as a team member

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

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.


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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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.


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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet