Research Assistant 3 (Analytical Chemistry)

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Ashland, OH, US, 44805

Research Assistant 3 (Analytical Chemistry) Req ID #:  179773 Location: 

Ashland, OH, US, 44805 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. Job Summary We are seeking an Research Assistant 3 for our Safety Assessment Group site located in Ashland, Ohio.


Generate and record data with minimal supervision in the performance of studies. Responsible for handling and processing samples, and performing accurate data collection and reporting. Perform laboratory tasks by various basic methods.

•    When functioning as a project scientist, interact with the assigned technical staff to assure the successful execution of assigned studies.

•    Prepare study protocols, amendments, tabular data, and manage assigned study documentation.

•    Communicate directly with the sponsor representative concerning study-related issues, under the guidance of senior scientific staff and/or management.

•    Interpret study data and prepare draft reports for assigned projects.  

•    Prepare, conduct, and oversee technical activities for assigned studies, working with the scientific and technical Staff. 

•    Manage project timelines, resource coordination, and prioritization of assigned studies in conjunction with supervisor and laboratory management, with minimal supervision.

•    When functioning in a technical role, perform study preparation activities including the preparation and maintenance of study notebooks, generating data collection documentation, identifying supply needs, performing laboratory setup, and developing and implementing Study Specific Procedures (as appropriate).  Review the activities and documentation of technicians contributing to the study, and assure full adherence to the study requirements.

•    Perform laboratory procedures and collect and record/document research data in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), study protocols, study- and laboratory-specific methods or procedures, and company policies/practices. 

•    Program simple to complex tables for data input and report generation.  Print and edit computer entries (e.g., laboratory data) as needed.

•    Take a lead role in reviewing and updating processes and SOPs as assigned. 

•    Maintain clean work areas (e.g.: laboratory area, animal exam areas). 

•    Works with scientific staff to develop new techniques and/or procedures to expand capabilities in the department.

•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.


•    Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences or related discipline. 

•    Experience:  Four to six years related experience in biology, chemistry/pharmacy, or similar lab environment or must have demonstrated full knowledge of competencies and positive performance at the previous level. GLP experience preferred.



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 ([email protected]) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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 [email protected] 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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2022-05-23 00:00:00

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