Quality Control - Associate

Req ID #:  67118

Charleston, SC, US, 29407

For nearly 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

We are seeking a QC Associate for our Microbial Solutions site in Charleston, SC. This role will, ensure the quality and integrity of product by testing incoming materials, excipients and final product. 

The Quality Control Associate will be responsible for the following:

  • Perform environmental monitoring of LAL (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) and Crude Lysate production areas to ensure appropriate conditions are maintained. 
  • Perform Crude Lysate recovery procedures during the Horseshoe Crab Bleeding Season(Summer Months).
  • Sterility Testing of finished product and Long-Term Stability samples.
  • Growth Promotion of incoming media
  • Release testing of Celsis Rapid Sterility Reagents
  • Attention to detail in all aspects of work is essential.
Minimum Requirements

The following are Minimum Requirements for the Quality Control Associate position:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education listed.
  • Computer literacy must include word processing, spreadsheet and Technical Writing. 
Preferred Qualifications

The following are Preferred Qualifications related to the Quality Control Associate position, but are not required to be considered for this position: 

  • One year of experience with GMP products. 
  • Prior experience with laboratory operations and auditing.

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.


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