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Associate Director

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. We are seeking a experienced Associate Director for our Safety Assessment site located in Ashland, OH. BASIC SUMMARY:   Act as an initial contact for the department with respect to new contracts, providing project outlines and pricing, in collaboration with Client Services/Account Management. Responsible for coordinating the feasibility and pricing of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to client projects.  Supervise scientific staff in the department and provide guidance with the planning and execution of scientific research and/or critical development strategies.  Assign work to scientific staff and oversee the work flow within the department.  Plan and execute laboratory research. Provide scientific and innovative thinking with advanced level of technical skill and insight.  Keep abreast and maintain a broad knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Act as initial contact for new contracts, providing project outlines and pricing, in collaboration with Client Services/Account Management. Develop and maintain client/sponsor relationships. Provide scientific and innovative thinking with advanced level of technical skill and insight. Evaluate study requirements, timelines and prices with Sponsors and other Charles River Laboratories sites. Produce a high quality work product acceptable to project management, on time and within budget. Participate in business development opportunities; work toward expanding existing business and developing new business opportunities. Coordinate with Client Services/Account Management, Field Sales Representatives and Charles River Management with respect to client/Sponsor negotiations. Responsible for coordinating the feasibility and pricing of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to client projects.  Perform testing facility management duties for the site as delegated by PCS senior management. Supervise scientific staff in the department and provide guidance with the planning and execution of scientific research and/or critical development strategies.  Assign work to scientific staff and oversee the work flow within the department.  Ensure optimum performance of department scientific staff by adjusting their work assignments and recommending techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices. QUALIFICATIONS: Education:  Ph.D. or international equivalent in a science related field required. Experience:  5-8 years experience in the contract research or pharmaceutical industry conducting scientific research. Experience in a GLP environment required. Management experiencerequired. Experience with financial business planning and project management experiencepreferred. 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. 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.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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