Research Scientist – Immunology (Immunogenicity)

Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Research and Development
Location: Montreal (Senneville), QC
Posted: January 20, 2023
Closes: February 20, 2023

Job description:

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.

How will you have an impact?

We are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help make a real difference in the world every day.

Why Charles River:

We offer an excellent integration program for our new employees as well as opportunities for internal growth and career development. Our other perks include:

As of Day 1:

• Competitive benefits we pay 90% of premiums (health and dental coverage).

• Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution.

• Vacation & Personal Day Policy.

• Free telemedicine app for you and your family.

Transportation:

• Shuttle service from the Sainte-Anne-de Bellevue train station and from John Abbott College to the Senneville site.

• Free parking.

What will you work on?

We are seeking a Research Scientist for our Immunology (Immunogenicity) department site located in Senneville (Greater Montreal area) in Canada.

Designs and/or executes scientific testing strategies and studies. Leads assay development, assay validation or study conduct, or is involved in preparation of material [e.g. protein, nucleic acid, cells, etc.]. Reviews and interprets study data, communicates results to clients and writes final reports. Serves as Project Scientist, Principal Investigator, Contributing Scientist, Project Leader or Study Director, as applicable. Ensures compliance with protocols and all applicable SOPs. Troubleshoots and resolves assay or technical issues in the laboratory when scientific expertise is needed. May introduce new technologies or introduce improvements in existing technologies. Provides advisory functions to clients designing a program or experiment, dealing with specific dataset interpretation, or when appropriate answering questions from regulatory authorities.

The following are responsibilities related to the Research Scientist:

• Support non-clinical studies in assessing immunogenicity as part of safety and efficacy assessment;

• Development, optimization and use of immunoassay techniques (ELISAs, ECLs, Luminex) and cell-based assays, (ELIspot, bioassays, etc.);

• Write scientific documents, correct and review the results;

• Analyze scientific problems, troubleshoot analytical methods and technical issues and interpret the raw data;

• Communicates results to clients and advises clients based on knowledge, experience, best practices and regulatory guidance;

• Manage of scientific projects and technical resources involved in study conduct.

Who are we looking for?

• Has Immunogenicity experience;

• Possess a M.Sc. or PhD in Immunology, microbiology or virology, or in related scientific discipline, or have relevant experience;

• Is computer literate (Microsoft Word and Excel) and possess excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork abilities;

• Is fluent in French and English. Bilingualism is preferred;

• Has GLP knowledge (is an asset).

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.

With over 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

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 2018.

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