Bacteriology Technician - Floater 1

Req ID #:  104231

Bethesda, MD, US, 20892

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

The following are responsibilities related to the Bacteriology Technician Floater:

•    Care for and maintains laboratory animals in accordance with Animal Welfare Act and the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, as well as, NIH policies and guidelines and other pertinent regulations and policies. 
•    Accesses, sets up, and runs all incoming samples. Updates the WebHealth database and keeps written logs of all accessioned samples. Plates incubated broths onto appropriate media.
•    Prepare and stain slides for evaluation. Perform isolations, biochemical tests, identification tests, sensitivities, and other benchtop procedures as needed. 
•    Perform euthanasia, routine gross necropsy, and parasitology examinations of animals received from both internal and external customers.
•    Collect and prepare tissue for further evaluation in the PCR, bacteriology, and parasitology labs. 
•    Prepare blood samples for shipment to be tested by off-site laboratory.
•    Contacts the facility veterinarian, investigator, or contact person with questions regarding submissions. Actively interacts with customer as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance. 
•    Photocopies, scans, faxes, and files paperwork. Organizes, unpacks, and rotates stock. 
•    Shares responsibility for departmental housekeeping, while maintaining appropriate inventory levels of departmental supplies.  
•    Prepares and submits written reports, charts, logs and inventories as requested by Supervisor. 
•    May assist with other duties in the main lab including slide preparation and staining.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Bacteriology Technician Floater position:


Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or related discipline required.
Experience:   Experience in a laboratory environment preferred, either through employment or school.

 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 required. 


About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.


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 17,000 employees within 90 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. And in 2019, revenue increased  to $2.62 billion.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

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