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Sr. Electrical Systems Engineer

Charles River Laboratories International

Charles River Laboratories International

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2023
Req ID #: 216582

Charleston, SC, US, 29407

For 75 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

Charles River Labs Microbial Solutions Business is seeking a Sr. Electrical System Engineer in Charleston, SC.

The Senior Electrical System Engineer is a key member of the System Development group. This person has technical responsibility for the design and system architecture of current and new products for the Microbial Solutions business unit in Charleston, South Carolina, with an emphasis electrical design. This individual leads the technical effort to create, develop, and introduce new products that create value for Microbial Solutions through innovation.

Job Responsibilities

• Ability to design using state of the art engineering tools and techniques.
• Research and develop new concepts, working with Marketing and other cross-functional teams to design new products and improve existing products.
• Contributes to the development of new products by developing the architecture and strategy for analog and digital circuit design.
• Participate in engineering reviews, such as schematic, layout, and DFM, with both cross-functional teams and external engineering partners.
• Develop and qualify hardware changes, new components and design/process changes.
• Provide sustaining support when needed for existing products.
• Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

• 7+ years related experience, preferably in biopharma, medical devices, robotics, or related industry.
• Competent in PCB CAD software (Altium preferred)
• Experience with FPGA/CPLD Design and integration.
• Understanding of analog & digital circuits (motor control, microcontrollers, SPI, I2C, optical sensors, etc.)
• Experience in the design and development of visual optical, optoelectronic, and optomechanical systems.
• Experience developing electronic systems for robots
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Skills and Abilities

• Compliance experience for 60601-1, CISPR 22, UL, TUV ,21 CFR 820, and ability to work in a regulated environment.
• Demonstrated skills in scientific and engineering methodologies, design of experiment skills in solving complex systems optimization problems and basic optical systems design.
• Proficiency in Altium Designer preferred.
• Knowledge of Product Life Management (PLM) tools.
• Demonstrate ownership and integrity of work.
• Must have a great team attitude, and work well with others.
• Programming ability (Python, embedded C/C++)

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.

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 20,000 employees within 110 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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