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Assistant Scientist - United Kingdom  

Charles River (company)


Posted on : 14 May 2017

Project Description

Department Marketing Statement
  • Our company is one of the world’s largest Contract Research Organisations with more than 11,000 employees throughout 70 facilities in 16 countries and a market leader in the provision of product development services. 
  • We take a passionate approach to improving human and animal health. 
  • Our company is uniquely designed to meet the needs of our clients in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine and Agrochemical sectors.
  • At our world class facility,  In Vitro Sciences Department currently has an exciting career opportunity for an Assistant Scientist.

Department Information
  • Due to our continued growth and success, we can offer rewarding opportunities in a challenging research environment. 
  • At present we are looking for an Assistant Scientist to join the department of In Vitro Sciences.  
  • Working as an Assistant Scientist, you’ll join a team whose main function is to perform safety assessment on pharmaceuticals, chemicals and consumer products using cell-based assays.

  • Cell culture
  •  ELISA and similar endpoint assays
  • Preparation of reagents
  • Sample and test material management

Applicants should have:
  • Degree in a relevant scientific discipline.
  •  It is desirable to have relevant laboratory experience (e.g. cell culture, ELISA) obtained in an industrial or post-graduate setting, however, full training will be provided.
  • You should be able to work on your own initiative and manage your own work load.
  • Good numeracy and English skills are required and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is important.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package: pension plan, life assurance, annual bonus arrangement and private health care
  • Excellent career development & training opportunities.
  • Humane Care Initiative: CRL is a worldwide leader in the humane care of laboratory animals.
  • Company & Team Volunteer Days: get paid to participate in One Day, company  Social Responsibility Program.
  • Employee Engagement programming: Various social programming and events such as on-site team building, charity fundraising days, holiday festivities and ice cream days in the summer!
  • Subsidised Staffroom.
  • Free onsite car parking