Senior Scientist

Job Summary   We are seeking a Senior Scientist  for our Molecular Imaging Team located in Mattawan, MI.    A Senior Scientistsupporting the Translational Imaging Center (TIC), which is aligned with the Drug Metabolism Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) Division of MPI Research,  is responsible for developing and/or validating methods and/or procedures to supportrequired radiopharmaceuticals/radiotracers, to either quantify/synthesize chemical entities, or prepare formulated test articles or supporting compounds, or conduct studies of chemical compounds in vitro or in vivo, according to applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), study protocols and/or GxP regulations. The individual in this role serves as a key point of contact with Sponsors, colleagues, and represents MPI Research through active engagement within the scientific community, including regular meeting attendance and publications/presentations.  A  Senior Scientist is expected to work independently, may supervise others, and may function as a Principal Investigator, Contributing Scientist, and/ or Study Director.    The following are the minimum requirements related to the Senior Scientist position.   Bachelor's/Master's degree in a relevant field and 10-15 years of relevant experience; or Doctoral degree in a relevant field and 5-10 years of relevant experience. Proficient using laboratory software applications (i.e., LIMS and data acquisition software). Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in a collaborative research environment. Demonstrated competence in the preparation of peer-reviewed scientific publications and presentations. Excellent interpersonal written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact directly with internal and external scientists. Familiarity with global regulatory guidance (e.g., Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OEDC), European Medicines Agency (EMA), International Council for Harmonization (ICH) as applicable for scientific discipline Working knowledge of GxPs and industry guidance documents. Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to work under specific time constraints.   About MPI Research, a Charles River Company MPI Research is a premier non-clinical contract research organization (CRO) providing comprehensive testing services to biopharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide.    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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. Req ID #:  36865
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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