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Human Resources Assistant

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Memphis, TN, US, 38118

Human Resources Assistant Req ID #:  200051 Location: 

Memphis, TN, US, 38118 For 75 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.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.  Job Summary  

We are seeking a Human Resources Assistant for our Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility located in Memphis, TN.


Reporting to the Sr. Manager, HRBP, the HR Assistant performs a variety of technical and administrative duties relating to employee functions and programs including on-boarding, providing general information and assistance to employees regarding human resources activities, HR processes, policies, and procedures; coordinates activities related to HR and facility administration.


The following are responsibilities related to the Human Resources Assistant position:


•    Acts as a primary liaison for routine administrative matters and answers a variety of queries, verbally or in writing, and provides guidance on processes and procedures administrative and HR related.

•    Administrative tasks such as maintaining employee files, filing paperwork, completing employee documentation, recording data on each current employee; maintaining and filing paperwork of terminated or exiting employees.

•    Administers and manages employee badge process.

•    Serves as back-up for new hire on-boarding activities for all newly hired employees in accordance with the Company’s formal on-boarding process.

•    Maintains current labor law posters.

•    Helps plan and facilitate employee engagement activities, as needed.

•    Assist with reporting and auditing of HR data.

•    Coordinates facility-wide calendar for important meetings and events.

•    Submits supply orders.

•    Performs other duties as assigned. Job Qualifications  

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Human Resources Assistant position:


•    A High School diploma or equivalent required.

•    A bachelors Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field preferred.

•    1-2 years of experience in human resources or related field preferred.

•    Proficient in Microsoft Office tools.

•    Must be adept at problem-solving, including being able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

•    Must possess strong interpersonal skills.

•    Must be able to communicate clearly, both written and orally, as to communicate with employees, members of the management team, and in group presentations and meetings.

•    Must be able to effectively read and interpret information, present numerical data in a resourceful manner, and skillfully gather and analyze information. 

•    Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities as to use time efficiently.

•    Must be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality.

•    Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction, and must be able to improve performance through management feedback.

•    Must be able to respect the importance of confidentiality.


IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate

Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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. 

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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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Job posted: 2022-09-19