Senior Associate Scientist - Instruction Writer - Formulations 1

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

Senior Associate Scientist - Instruction Writer - Formulations 1 Req ID #:  184357 Location: 

Mattawan, MI, US, 49071 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.

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 Senior Associate Scientist - Scientific Writer for our Formulations team. This position is based out of our Safety Assessment site located in Mattawan, Michigan.

An Associate Scientist is responsible for assisting with the development and execution of test material formulation projects according to applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and/or GLP regulations. This individual demonstrates scientific aptitude in the field of test material formulation and the instruments and techniques used in that field. This individual completes work independently, assists others in the completion of their work, and uses assigned resources effectively to meet project deadlines.

  Recognize Formulation and/or data issues and communicate to minimize study impact with minimal oversight Apply regulatory and GxP requirements, industry standards and company SOP with minimal oversight  Effectively direct technical staff in the execution of formulation instructions and preparation procedures Calculate required test article amounts based on study criteria for preparations with minimal oversight Apply laboratory experience to participate in troubleshooting and training of new analysts, as assigned File study and operational area data in a timely and organized manner Generate, verify and/or review instructions, projections, and other study data with minimal oversight, as needed Demonstrates effective communication skills through informal discussions with peers, supervisor, and team Ability to follow detailed protocols and other reference materials to generate instructions for preparation and sampling of formulated test materials with minimal oversight Actively participate in laboratory development and process improvement initiatives Consult with Sponsor representatives and Principal Investigators Study Directors on appropriate formulation methods for assigned compounds with assistance.

  Job Qualifications

   MS/BS/BA in relevant field and 2-3 years of relevant experience; contract research organization experience preferred.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.  Previous experience in a GLP environment.  Working knowledge of GLPs and industry guidance documents.  Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.  Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.  Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.  Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts; sometimes on short notice.  Ability to work under specific time constraints.

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 ([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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