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.

Job Summary

Our Chemistry Department in Tranent (Edinburgh area) uses advanced hyphenated chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques within a world class facility to support the analysis of drug and agrochemical compounds (and their metabolites) under development. An opportunity exists for an Industrial Placement candidate to develop their laboratory skills whilst contributing to delivery of regulatory studies. This is a one year fixed term contract.

What your placement will include:

  • Supporting the Responsible Scientist in the execution of Biotransformation studies within a Good Laboratory Practice regulated laboratory.
  • Processing of biological samples arising from pre-clinical and clinical studies.
  • Set up and operation of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometer instrumentation.
  • Application of software to assist with quantitation and elucidation of chemical structures.

Interested students should have:

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    • At least 3 years academic learning working towards an Honours or Masters degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a closely related discipline.
    • A desire to pursue a career in Analytical Chemistry.
    • Strong communication skills, proactive attitude and a drive to succeed.

    The salary for this role is £20,466.11 per annum (one year fixed term contract).

    Closing date for applications is 31 January 2023.

    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 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

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