$20,841 - $22,407 a year

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


We are seeking an Assistant Scientist for our Immunobiology department located in Elphinstone, Tranent.


The Immunobiology group is a dynamic team of approximately 50 researchers which works to support our clients as they bring novel treatments to patients. The team is multifunctional using a wide variety of scientific techniques across the fields of Immunology, Immunochemistry, Cell Based Assays and Molecular Biology.


As part of the Immunology team, the successful applicants will be involved in the conduct of a wide range of flow cytometry studies designed to support (pre)clinical studies. Your main tasks will include sample processing, operating state of the art flow cytometers, data management and reporting.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Assistant Scientist position:

  • A BSc or MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences with good understanding of Immunology and Cell biology.
  • Strong team player.
  • Performs and thrives in a high pressure environment.
  • Will have basic knowledge of GLP/GCP.


Salary banding for this position is £20,841 - £22,407. Successful candidates will be appointed to the bottom of the pay band if they have no relevant experience.

In exceptional circumstances where the candidate has relevant equivalent experience, this will be taken into consideration.


All internal applicants should apply through the careers page in Talent Hub.


Closing Date: 25 January 2019



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.

$20,841 - $22,407 a year