BioReliance – Why Work For Us?

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BioReliance provides testing and manufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies that span the product cycle from early pre-clinical development to licensed production.

Our goal is to advance the development and delivery of healthcare and consumer products by providing the highest quality testing, development and manufacturing services in partnership with clients worldwide.

BioReliance has provided outsourced services to thousands of customers from most healthcare disciplines, including nearly all of the largest pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and chemical companies in the world. BioReliance is the largest provider of safety testing services focused on the rapidly growing biologics sector of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

When you join BioReliance, you will become part of an organization known for its passion, enthusiasm and in-depth scientific and regulatory knowledge. You will play an integral part in enhancing patient’s lives. At BioReliance, we achieve our spirit through engaging with our employees while promoting diversity and unity in our multi-cultural, global environment. We also have a strong commitment toward career development and training which allows us to enhance our science and innovation across our organization.

 

 

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Benefits

The Company also offers a wide variety of benefits, services and programs while promoting health and well being in the workplace.  Our benefits package includes health benefits, wellness programs, tuition assistance, work/life programs, flexible spending accounts, and much more. 

Benefits (for US employees)

The Company is committed to providing quality benefit options.  We believe in making an impact not only within our industry, but also with our employees.  With that in mind, the Benefits Plan is designed to recognize the diverse needs of our workforce.  Our plan continues to:

  • Provide competitive and comprehensive benefits options
  • Maintain a program that considers individual needs
  • Offer plans that provide long-term financial security for you and your family

Below is a summary of the benefit options available to all employees effective with the first day of employment.  

Medical Coverage Options
The medical coverage is provided through United Healthcare.  Additional details of the plans are provided during new hire orientation.

Dental Coverage
The comprehensive dental plan is provided by Delta Dental of Missouri.

Vision Coverage
The vision plan is provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP). 

Life, AD&D, Supplemental Life, Voluntary AD&D 

The Life and Disability plans are provided by Principal Life Insurance Company. 

Basic Life Insurance (100% Company-paid)

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (100% Company-paid)

Supplemental Life

Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Coverage

Short-Term Disability (STD) (100% Company-paid)

Long-Term Disability (LTD) (100% Company-paid)

401(k) Plan 
The 401(k) Plan is provided by Fidelity Investments offering a variety of funds, including lifestyle funds, bonds, etc.  You are eligible to enroll into your 401(k) anytime after you receive your first paycheck.    You are able to contribute between 1-75% of your earnings towards your 401(k) to the IRS annual maximum contribution limit. We offer a generous company match.

Flexible Spending Accounts
The Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts is administered by BMO.  This plan allows you to set aside a yearly maximum of $2,500 pre-tax for reimbursement of health care expenses and a separate yearly maximum of $5,000 pre-tax for reimbursement of dependent day care expenses.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP plan is provided Magellan Behavioral Health.  
The EAP services include:

  • Free, confidential referral and counseling services 
  • Eight face-to-face sessions per incident per personal issue
  • Available to employees, dependents and household members
  • Assists with:
    • Interpersonal and family relationships
    • Stress
    • Conflicts at work
    • Substance abuse
    • Legal Services

Advocacy Service
The Advocacy Service provides support for benefit issues such as:

  • Claim disputes
  • Billing issues
  • Access to care
  • Selection of doctors or hospitals

Tuition Assistance
Full time employees are eligible for up to $5,000 per calendar year after six months of service.

Facilities

Our global regulatory-compliant facilities accommodate a wide range of services including manufacturing services, biologics safety testing, analytical services, clinical trial support services, viral/TSE clearance services and toxicology services.

All our modern facilities house spacious and flexible laboratories fully equipped with state-of-the-art apparatus that is regularly maintained and calibrated in accordance with stringent quality assurance and regulatory requirements.

 

Rockville-USA
We have a state-of-the-art 50,000 sq. ft toxicology facility and biologics safety testing facilities for all your testing needs.

 

 

Stirling-UK
Our 25,000 sq. ft facilities in Stirling accommodate a wide range of services including clinical trial support services and biologics safety testing.

 

 

Glasgow-UK
Our Glasgow site consists of approximately 45, 000 sq. ft of custom designed facilities. Our 13,000 sq. ft dedicated cGMP-compliant production facility has been built to satisfy the stringent demands of the biotechnology industry. In addition, we have facilities for electron microscopy and facilities for your all your biologics safety testing needs.

 

Asia/Pacific
Tokyo-JP

BioReliance K.K.

Employee Testimonials

Career Development

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Brooke - Quality

I joined BioReliance as an Associate Scientist II in the Microbiology department.  A few years later, needing to relocate to the west coast, I temporarily transferred to our sister-company, SAFC Carlsbad. Having the opportunity to relocate back to the DC area, I rejoined the BioReliance family as a Quality Specialist. 

I realized after only several years of working in a lab, that I wanted to pursue a career in Quality—Quality Assurance to be exact.  My years of Quality Control and Microbiology experience have brought me to the career that I’ve wanted. Working for a company that supports employee development is equally as important and BioReliance has provided that environment for me.

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Janine - Toxicology

I joined BioReliance as an Associate Scientist and now I am a Senior Associate Scientist and Study Lead. My first BioReliance supervisor helped a great deal by mentoring me in my new responsibilities. My current supervisor advanced my career by giving me the opportunity to assume a key role with the validation process when we upgraded to a new on-line system. I also had the opportunity to supervise the lab when she was out of the office.  I found that I was not as comfortable with a leadership role as I was with managing and overseeing the studies; my supervisor respects that. She continues to find other things that help challenge my talents.

When I was promoted to Senior Associate Scientist, it really showed me that if you work hard you can reach your goals and be rewarded. I feel gratified that all the hard work I do is appreciated by BioReliance and my coworkers.

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Angela - Biologics

I joined BioReliance, via an internship, as a Lab Technician working in two different labs. Thereafter, I continued working in the lab, gradually moving up from Laboratory Technician to Associate Scientist.  I then found an opportunity for advancement to the next Associate Scientist level in a different lab function.  Thereafter, I transitioned into management as a Lab Supervisor and subsequently to Senior Lab Supervisor.  Now, I am a Lab Manager of multiple labs.

I feel that much of my advancement has been the result of taking initiative to increase my responsibility to learn different assays, to take on additional projects, and to interact with different departments.  The environment at BioReliance supports that level of initiative.

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Sylvia - Biologics

I joined BioReliance as a Bacteriology Associate Scientist.  While working in this position, I took an active role in leading several lab-related projects and adopted several mentors, including the Head of Program Management, who helped me focus on my career goals and in my development to attain the next level..

I continued to work on my skills as it pertained to project management via an internal internship and when a Project Manager position opened, I was awarded the position.

One of the keys to my success was identifying mentors and soliciting their help.  Throughout my journey to the Project Manager position, I felt fully supported by my mentors, and the Company, in achieving my goals.  I’m proud to say that I am now a Program Manager

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James - Toxicology

I joined BioReliance as a temporary employee working in Lab Ops.  After a few months I applied for a lab position and started working in the In Vitro Cytogenetics lab as a member of the technical staff. I was promoted through the Associate Scientist ranks. Soon I was given the opportunity to become the Laboratory Supervisor for In Vitro Cytogenetics. I then moved out of the lab into the commercial side of the Toxicology group as an Inside Sales Representative and then as a Senior Orders Management Specialist. After Orders Management, I moved on to become a Project Manager for the Toxicology group. Now I work as an Account Manager.

My success in career development is mainly due to the many mentors that I have encountered along the way.  My direct supervisors, as well as people who represented departments where I would like to work, all encouraged me to go for the job I wanted.  I didn’t always succeed but that was never held against me. In fact, I was given advice concerning how to strengthen my skills and become a better candidate.  As I look back it seems that each position that I held added to the foundation for the next.  I believe this is a direct result of BioReliance’s commitment to employee growth. 

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    Pros

    I have been with the company for over 17 years. Though the company has been through a variety of changes and there were some very low points, at this point in time, the company is a great place to work for. Our President has shown his genuine concern for his employees and has made strides in improving the experience of working at the company. More changes are coming and they are very exciting. More and more effort is being made to right salary discrepancies that used to exist as well as clear personal growth paths are being implemented. We have many employees that have been here for well over 10 years (some 25+) and many that return after leaving. In my experience there is an underlying family environment where people genuinely care about each other. The company offers very good benefits and makes sure there are plenty of volunteer opportunities within committees within the company that include everything from Wellness to Fun Events and Corporate Citizenship. We do a lot for charities.

    Cons

    Nothing is perfect and there are always things that can be improved. That being said, they are working on it. Better communication across departments is something that can be improved on. Benefits are somewhat expensive, but they are good.


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Additional Info

Website www.bioreliance.com
Headquarters Rockville, MD
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1947
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

BioReliance provides safety testing and contract manufacturing services to pharmaceutical, biotech, and chemical companies around the globe. Our goal is to advance the development and delivery of healthcare and consumer products by providing these services in partnership with our clients. For established biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, outsourcing to BioReliance streamlines product development, helps to manage risk and reduce time to market. The Company also enables emerging and clinical stage companies who may lack the staff, expertise and financial... More

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