Technician II, Formulations

Req ID #:  221073

Ashland, OH, US, 44805

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.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


Job Summary

A Technician II will prepare basic to complex dosing material and samples for vehicles, solutions, suspensions, diets, and dispensations independently with some oversight.
Hours for the position are 9:00am-5:30pm Mon -Fri with potential overtime and/or weekend work.

•    Prepare basic to complex dosing material and samples for solutions, suspensions, diets, and dispensations.
•    Efficiently perform and document all procedures, materials, and results in compliance with applicable regulatory standards as applicable (protocols, methods, SOPs, etc.).
•    Independently sterilize laboratory equipment using autoclave or other methods.
•    Assist in washing and maintenance of glassware and lab cleanliness.
•    Assist with the disposal of residual dosing material.
•    Demonstrate effective communication skills through informal discussions with peers, supervisor, and team.
•    Independently be able to identify equipment issues for troubleshooting and notify proper personnel.
•    Actively participate in process improvement initiatives.
•    Be able to provide feedback on laboratory investigations and quality observations.
•    Utilize various mixing methods and apparatuses to prepare formulations.
•    Prepare aseptic and glovebox formulations with oversight.
•    Prepare formulations under observation of Study Directors. 
•    Performs all other related duties and functions as assigned.



Pay is 20.00 per hour USD.  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

Job Qualifications

•    Education & Experience:  High School diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred. Associate’s degree (A.A./A.S.) or equivalent with a minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience and CPhT with 1-2 years of compounding experience recommended. Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in a relevant field with no experience strongly recommended. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure: None.
•    Good written and verbal communication skills. 
•    Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities to achieve goals.
•    Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite), commensurate with essential functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.
•    Ability to ensure that a safe working environment is maintained by observing all safety procedures and working methods by making proper use of protective clothing and equipment, and by reading, understanding, and following all safety documents issued or notified of.
•    Ability to ensure the integrity of the studies and fulfill the regulatory agencies requirements by performing the activities according to the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Business Operating Procedures (BOP) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) rules.
•    Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, and extended shifts sometimes with short notice or unscheduled.
•    Ability to work under specific time constraints.

•    Must be able to lift, move, manipulate and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or supplies.
•    Must be able to perform procedures, standing or sitting, for long periods of time, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
•    Must be able to frequently hold and manipulate work materials while utilizing fine motor skills.
•    Must be able to regularly provide information to and receive information from/through various technologies, media, sources, and contacts. Must be able to accurately exchange information in these situations.
•    Regularly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
•    Move about inside the work area to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
•    General office and lab working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
•    While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to wear protective clothing (i.e., goggles, face shield, cap, gloves, scrubs, shoe covers), work near toxic or caustic chemicals, work with biohazards.
•    The employee may occasionally be exposed to live animals with risk of exposure to allergens, zoonotic disease, and biohazards.
•    The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, unpleasant odors, and extreme temperature conditions.
•    The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to high depending upon the task being performed.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

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 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. 

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 [email protected]. 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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