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Data Innovation Architect / Analyst

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. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

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.

Job Summary


We are currently seeking a Data Innovation Architect & Analyst to join our Information and Data Management (IDM) team.  This is a remote position and can be located anywhere in the U.S. 

The Data Innovation Architect & Analyst role is expected to help deliver data solutions that solve significant business and data problems, investigate, identify, and implement state-of-the-art technology platforms that drive productivity and efficiency gains across key business and customer functions. Key responsibilities of this role include: 


•    Understand the impact of master data changes within end-to-end processes and data life cycle. Anticipate downstream consequences of change on other business areas and systems.
•    Communicate and coordinate internally any changes or upcoming initiatives that will require additional data governance, data validations or process improvements
•    Establish a profiling and resolution process to evaluate existing data
•    Work across the various divisions to assist them with gathering business and data requirements and understanding needs
•    Explore new opportunities with various business partners where IDM can improve processes or access to data
•    Preparing and delivering training to business users

Job Qualifications


Minimum qualifications needed for the Data Innovation Architect & Analyst role: 

•    Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of experience in data management, computer science, or other related experience
•    Proficiency with data analysis tools and processes
•    Proficiency with languages such as SQL, XML, JSON, and scripting, etc.
•    Advanced skills in MS Excel and SQL
•    Experience analyzing data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions
•    Experience processing all relevant details, understanding and prioritizing their importance and drawing clear and concise conclusions
•    Experience taking the steps to ensure the assignment/ project is accomplished within tight timeframes.
•    Demonstrated attention to detail and teamwork.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability for analyzing, slicing and dicing data while deriving significant insights.
•    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with ability to pay careful attention to work processes
•    Ability to work creatively and flexibly, both independently and as part of a team

About Corporate Functions 
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

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 This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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Salary Range
$95,000.00 - 139,000.00
per Year
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Wilmington, MA 01887, US