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Scientific Product Manager - Preclinical Research Models

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

Scientific Product Manager - Preclinical Research Models Req ID #:  135595 Location: 

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 US 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 Scientific Product Manager, to lead commercial development and promotion of our expanding portfolio of preclinical research models as a key member of our RMS Scientific and Commercial Development team.


This role is based out of our Wilmington, MA location, however is considered a remote opportunity.

  Understands through practical hands-on preclinical experience the in-vivo requirements for complex disease, drug assessment and disease pathway study models.  Responsible for the development and execution of go-to-market strategies and plans for the Scientific Portfolio of Research Models & Services businesses. Drives financial return and outcomes resulting from R&D in close collaboration with operations, marketing and sales. Partners with Product Management/Marketing teams across the Company to assure consistency in the branding, positioning and messaging. Engages with the scientific community directly and builds KOL communities around model focus areas. Monitors and reports scientific/technical knowledge of scientific fields and their potential impact to products in the market. Develops content strategies reflecting the intrinsic scientific utility and value while supporting the creation of assets that resonate with the target audience. Develops competitive monitoring strategies to acquire and utilize data from to define products, messaging and positioning within the portfolio and the overall impact of the portfolio in the market. Partners with and develops alliance relationships with R&D partners and clients to further develop and define future model applications.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Works independently to achieve short- and long-term goals in a dynamic, fast paced environment focused on developing models to meet scientific community needs.   Able to communicate complex scientific principles clearly and concisely with clients, operations, marketing and sales.  Works collaboratively with business unit product managers and stakeholders around the world and where appropriate cross selling/marketing plans with other CR divisions. Works with commercial development team to assess market potential and support senior management go to market decision process and implementation. Leads cross-functional teams to develop and execute plans, for the most effective and profitable marketing of new products. Formulates short-and long-range planning to market the product through all stages of the product’s life cycle. Supports the development and maintenance of product literature, website, etc. Attends scientific meetings to assess current market and support business objectives. Supports selling situations by serving as the technical resource for customers and the sales group. Prioritizes and executes on strategic sales opportunities by leveraging scientific experience and subject matter expertise. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences or related discipline.  Minimum 1-3 years related practical experience in in vivo pharmacology research and recent life science product development and management.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Must be able to influence and manage resources/staff without direct reporting relationships. Ability to multi-task and have strong organizational skills. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and exceptional presentation skills. Must possess analytical thinking and problem-solving skills and be able to prioritize and re-evaluate priorities as situations change. Proficient in Computers (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, CRM). Domestic Travel up to 20-30%.



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 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring 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 Research Models & Services 

Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond. 

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 - 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 [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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2021-10-21 00:00:00

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