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Charles River Laboratories Sr. InfoSec Specialist (Identity-Access Mgmt) (DTJ) in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Sr. InfoSec Specialist (Identity-Access Mgmt) (DTJ)

Req ID #: 214078


US Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

Job Summary

The Senior InfoSec Engineer, Identity (Cloud) will be part of the Global IT Security organization and contribute their advanced experience and technical skills to support the growth of Charles River’s complex and expanding security infrastructure environment. They will be focused on implementing Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practices across AWS and Azure, and will participate in the design, implementation, and administration of one or more Identity solutions. The IAM Specialist role will engage and collaborate with a diverse team of engineers, analysts, administrators, and vendors to increase efficiency and improve IAM capabilities across the organization.


• Manage and monitor systems associated to IAM and Privileged Access Management (PAM) in AWS and Azure.

• Enforce cloud security policies and support existing systems in accordance with policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures.

• Participate in the evaluation, design, development, and implementation of IAM solutions to enhance information systems security and prevent the unauthorized use, release, modification, or destruction of data.

• Assist in developing security awareness materials, security presentations, information security training sessions, and communications to actively promote information security awareness for all users.

• Participate in the design of secure IAM processes in conjunction with other IT functional groups and business units to mitigate risks and enhance system security.

• Work with management to identify sensitive and critical data, understand organizational security needs, and develop procedures to accommodate those needs.

• Conduct information security risk assessments on an enterprise-wide basis and participate in the development of risk programs to achieve required risk tolerance levels.

• Provide technical support for a wide range of highly complex information security issues including secure architectures, secure electronic data traffic, network security, and data security and privacy.

• Participate in the design, development, evaluation, and integration of highly complex computer systems and networks to maintain system security.

• Test and implement appropriate IAM workflows and services such as authentication and authorization, employee onboarding/offboarding, automated user and role provisioning, attribute management, and access control.

• Participate in cross-functional projects designed to assess and improve control environment or ensure compliance with existing or new regulations. (Projects will require the involvement of various business units and groups, e.g., Internal Audit, Regulatory Compliance, Legal, etc.).

• Maintain an awareness of existing and proposed security standard setting groups, State and Federal legislation and regulations pertaining to information security. Identify regulatory changes that will affect information security policy, standards, and procedures, and recommends appropriate changes.

• May administer user access and maintain records of authorized users.

• Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

• Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science or related discipline, or equivalent related experience.

• Experience: Minimum 5 years in Cybersecurity and IT Operations, with a focus on AWS IAM. Understanding of HIPAA-HITECH, PCI, SOX, GxPs, Data Privacy regulations, etc. Familiarity with AWS Well Architected Framework, Azure Active Directory and SSO Solutions.

• Certification/Licensure: AWS or Azure certifications desirable.

• Other: Translate technical risks into business outcomes. Assisting with complex delivery of technical projects. Ability to handle problem resolution with minimal supervision.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

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 over 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.

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

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, 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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