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Charles River Laboratories Data Scientist 1, In Vitro in Worcester, Massachusetts

Data Scientist 1, In Vitro

Req ID #: 113911


Worcester, MA, US, 01608

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 experiencedData Scientist 1, In Vitrofor ourDiscoverysite located inWorcester, MA.

This position will be responsible for the overall function of the primary LIMS (laboratory information management system) and other software packages used to track client compounds, develop bioanalytical methods for those compounds, generate assay paperwork, and generate and report assay results. This position is hands-on, requiring working with both junior and senior staff in a fast-paced environment where a commitment to teamwork, quality data, and speed is essential.

Successful candidates in this position will:

  • Create, test, troubleshoot, and improve elements of the LIMS working in conjunction with the LIMS development company and internal IT services

  • General maintenance and upgrades for various systems used throughout In Vitro to capture/manage/analyze data

  • Primary contact for In Vitro staff and outside developers/contractors for automated assays (using high-throughput robotic systems), as well as various data capture and processing systems used within the group

  • Create, test, troubleshoot, and improve automated assay methods (some wet lab work required)

  • Customize data output for clients as required

  • Ensure raw data records are accurate, complete and in appropriate order

  • Ensure that raw data meets protocol, SOP and regulatory requirements

  • Mentor and train junior staff

The following are minimum requirements related to theData Scientist, In Vitroposition.

Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in a scientific related discipline. Related Master's degree (M.S./M.A.) or Ph.D. preferred.

Experience: Minimum 5 years related experience in the contract research, academic, or pharmaceutical industry, to include at least 2 years as a Scientist or equivalent role.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Certification/Licensure: none

Other: Experience with database platforms (e.g., mySql) • Experience with scientific LIMS systems (e.g., ActivityBase, BioRails/Morphit) • Experience with programming languages: [e.g., Visual Basic, Python, R (preferred knowledge of tidyverse packages), Java, SQL, Javascript] • Experience with relational and document databases (e.g., mySQL, mongoDB) • Familiar with Jira project management software. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines under minimal direction. Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft® Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. and with standard laboratory calculations. Proficiency in the use of software for automated liquid handlers, with the ability to troubleshoot for routine and non-routine work.

Job Qualifications

About Discovery

Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.

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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