Medical Technologist - Associate 1

Req ID #:  172294

Ashland, OH, US, 44805

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

Job Summary

Perform basic to intermediate medical technology procedures.  Operate, maintain (including extended maintenance) and troubleshoot basic to highly complex analyzers (e.g., chemistry analyzers) Analyze study samples and review study ordered parameters and computer transfer/ input of raw data.).  Analyze and report proficiency surveys.   Assist in the training and mentoring of less experienced staff.
•    Perform and record blood slide differentials, reticulocyte counts, urinalysis and fecal analysis with minimal supervision; prepare blood slide smears.
•    Maintain proficient knowledge of hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation, urinalysis and fecal analysis.
•    Analyze and report results of proficiency surveys.
•    Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality requirements.  May perform QC functions and assist in log book review for entire department
•    Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and order as needed.
•    Input raw data into the computer system and review data.
•    Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot of clinical pathology analyzers.
•    Identify and correct problems that may adversely affect test results
•    Perform daily maintenance and quality control of all instruments.
•    Serve as a mentor and/or trainer to less experienced staff.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications


  • Education:  Associate’s degree (A.A./A.S.) or equivalent in medical laboratory technology (MLT) or related field required.  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in medical technology (MT) desired.
  • Experience:  4-6 years of experience in a clinical pathology laboratory, including at least one year as a medical technologist.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  MT, MLS or MLT certification (ASCP or HEW) preferred or eligible for licensure within a year of hire.
  • Other:  Experience with computer software programs is desirable.  Effective organizational and leadership skills desired.

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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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