Thursday, June 1, 2017

Six Ashland Science grads start full-time jobs at Charles River Laboratories

Biology graduate and Choose Ohio First
Scholar Alexa Ross graduated
in three years and recently started working
at CRL full time
The science programs at Ashland University have had a long collaboration with Charles River Laboratories, our local contract research organization specializing in the safety testing of human and veterinary drugs.  Our relationship with this company dates back to the 1980s, when they were known as Wil Research Laboratory, and helped lead to the development of our undergraduate Toxicology program, one of only ten in North America.

Over thirty Ashland University alumni currently work at Charles River Labs, and around eight of our science students had paid internships at the facility this past academic year, giving them valuable career experience before graduation.  Five of those students had full-time jobs waiting for them at Charles River when they graduated this Spring, and one began a job this summer even though he will not graduate until December.  Two of our new Charles River alums are shown in the photos.

Toxicology graduate Emily Dine (far right) interned at CRL
for two years and now works there full time
Charles River Labs maintains research and drug testing facilities all over North America and the world, providing employees the opportunity to transfer to other locations or stay local here in Ashland.  Not only does Charles River employ our students and alumni, but their Human Resource staff lead career workshops for our science majors here on the AU campus and hosts tours of their facility.  Our science programs and this important local industry have developed a strong partnership that greatly benefits both of us.

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