Charles River Laboratories Project Coordinator I in Reno, Nevada

Project Coordinator I

Req ID #: 35913


Reno, NV, US

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 e perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


Responsible for development and maintenance of a study from initial inquiry notification (Client Services, marketing, navigator services, etc.) to study award. Coordinate with Client Services, Finance, Operations, supporting labs, vendors, subcontractors, and consultants to ensure accurate proposal costing and logistics. Partner with Client Services and Finance to ensure accurate maintenance of inquiries and forecasting.


  • Develop the suggested selling price (SSP) for potential new business by initiating and building the study costs utilizing templates in SAP.

  • Coordinate with Operations, supporting labs, vendors, subcontractors and consultants to ensure accurate costing of projects.

  • Prepare, coordinate, and maintain critical milestone dates for execution of the study. Update and maintain all dates/units in SAP.

  • Manage changes and cost adjustments in SAP as communicated by Client Services, Operations or as necessary for accurate costing.

  • Provide feedback/suggestions on template structure/content and necessary updates.

  • Assist in monitoring procedural metrics to determine accuracy and relevance to study type and operation processes.

  • Monitor, make recommendations, and develop solutions for any roadblocks that would inhibit a milestone date being met (i.e., changes of work scope, material shipment delays, availability of study related inventory and equipment).

  • Communicate changes per sponsor requests to affected departments with agreement from Client Services. Verify that required resources are available per the proposed study design changes. Ensure any schedule impact is reported to Client Services in conjunction with scheduling/procurement personnel.

  • Verify with Client Services that cost changes have been communicated to the sponsor and approved.

  • Coordinate with Client Services and Finance to ensure inquiries are maintained accurately in SAP.

  • Provide reports and metrics as needed.

  • Maintain and update databases and or other tools as required.

  • Observe study related activities with the technical staff and become familiar with study related processes as needed.

  • Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures (SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocol).

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biological sciences, business management or related discipline required. Advanced education preferred.

  • Experience: 1-2 years related experience in project management in a laboratory or research environment.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

  • Other: Working knowledge of SAP applications preferred. Ability to multi-task, excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Possess analytical thinking and problem solving skills. Ability to prioritize and re-evaluate priorities as situations change. Working knowledge of computer software (MS Office, MS Project, Excel and database experience preferred), knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations.


  • Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

  • Must regularly communicate with employees/customers; must be able to exchange accurate information.

  • Must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.


  • General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.



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.

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 70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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