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Junior & Senior Software Developers - United Kingdom  

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Posted on : 07 April 2017

Project Description

Department Marketing Statement

Charles River is one of the world’s largest Contract Research Organisations with more than 10,000 employees in 26 countries and a market leader in the provision of product development services. At Charles River, 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 Elphinstone, Tranent (close to Edinburgh), our IT Department currently has an exciting career opportunity for Software Developers.

Junior and Senior Software Developers

We are looking for top quality graduates and experienced developers to join our Scottish based global software team.  We have an exciting role to develop key business applications for our global organisation and to lead the implementation and exploitation of new technologies to support our cutting-edge science products.

To join this team, you must have energy and ambition, must demonstrate strong technical ability and able to relate these to our business. For these roles, you will need good people skills, an understanding of the needs and motivations of scientists and managers and an appetite for providing them with great solutions and supporting services.  You will be expected to communicate effectively in English with many different nationalities to understand issues and requirements. You must possess good problem solving skills, you must enjoy working in a team and we need to be able to rely on your task management capabilities. We also need people with an interest and capability in leading solution development projects. We are looking for good people over specific technology background / experience; we will provide extensive training where needed.

Our solutions operate mainly on Microsoft platforms, and use SQL Server, BizTalk, C# and .NET. We need people with skills in a range of Web technologies, other mobile platforms such as iOS and enterprise middleware. Agile experience is will be helpful. Increasingly we use the OutSystems Platform to deliver award-winning business systems operating 24 x 7 in Europe, North America, and the Far East. We develop, implement and support software for a highly regulated scientific market which requires rigour, precision and strong process management. 

Normally you will have graduated with an honours degree (or equivalent) in software development or a related specialty. Consideration will also be given to applicants with relevant software development experience who can demonstrate ability and competence.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Why Charles River?

  • 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™, The Charles River Corporate 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.

Data Protection

This information will be used by Charles River for the purpose of recruitment and selection only and the administration thereof.  The personal information that you give us will also be used in a confidential manner to help us monitor our recruitment process. In the event you are recruited, your data will not be used other than in the normal course of business and the administration of your employment with us. We may check the information collected with third parties to ensure its accuracy and we may also use or pass to certain third parties information to prevent or detect crime or in other ways as permitted by law. By submitting this application form to us, we will be assuming that you agree to the processing of sensitive personal data in the manner described above.


Note for Recruitment Agencies

Please note that Charles River Human Resources Department are currently managing this vacancy internally. Agency support will only be sought, if necessary, after the short-listing process has been completed. 

In the meantime, Recruitment Agencies are respectfully requested not to contact the HR Team, although contact details may be sent (via e-mail only) to