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Scientific Resource Associate - United States  

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Posted on : 14 May 2017

Project Description



This position has multi-functional responsibilities to support several operational areas by providing project resource management that concentrates on individual departmental operations. Coordination of cross departmental resources and activities. Liaison with multi-departmental management to facilitate effective and efficient inter-departmental interaction.
Recommend short-range operating objectives and recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
Provide primary resource and project management for various departments. 
Participate in project management and monitor workflow to ensure proper prioritization of projects within departments and assist in determining objectives for meeting timelines.
Act as support person for Provantis, Client Management System (CMS) and Global Resource Management System (GRMS) including troubleshooting, training, backup coverage for study number assignment, Portal upload, Provantis protocol generation and study set-up.
Assist Client Services, Resources and Study Directors with feasibility and timelines for potential work.
Establish meaningful and clear milestones for all active projects, as assigned.
Monitor the issuance of reports vs. first contracted date, identifying reasons each late report was not issued on time, and using this information to improve the reporting process with the goal of 100% on time report issuance. This task involves tracking, reporting, evaluating, and making recommendations to keep the company from repeating occurrences of adverse events.
Work with resource management to set and prioritize milestone dates across all studies in reporting phase as needed to ensure timely issuance of all draft and final reports. Ensure report finalization requests are properly and completely disseminated. This task involves the initial scheduling across all studies to insure the best possible schedules for all outstanding reports.
Provide coordination assistance to Study Directors by assisting with report finalizations, preparation of forms, and process improvement suggestions.
Write first draft generic protocols for Study Directors as assigned.
Ensure final reports are scheduled and issued in accordance with sponsor requirements while not impacting the issuance of draft reports.
Enter report tracking information in Milestone Tracking database.
Assist in the development and maintenance of Resource Management tracking tools.
Identify training and development needs and assist in the development and implementa¬tion of training programs. 
Assist in the development, maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs.  
Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a scientific or related discipline.
Experience: 2 years related experience in a GLP contract research/pharmaceutical setting. 1 year of experience with database administration. Supervisory experience in a GLP environment preferred.
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:  Comprehensive knowledge of GLP and other federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to preclinical research. Comprehensive knowledge of creating, maintaining and promoting optimal utilization of various database systems. Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet software. Working knowledge of computer operating systems and electronic communications.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet