Medical Technologist

Req ID #:  221812

Durham, NC, US, 27703

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.

Job Summary


We are seeking a Medical Technologist for our Safety Assessment site located in Durham, North Carolina. 

Perform basic medical technology procedures according to protocol, SOP and GLP. Operate, maintain and perform basic troubleshooting procedures on analyzers. Process additional study samples. Perform and review study ordered parameters and computer input of raw data.


The following are responsibilities related to the Medical Technologist position:

•    Conducting routine diagnostic and/or research medical tests and/or assay development testing on blood, bone marrow, urine, and other body fluids. 
•    Preparing blood, bone marrow or body fluid push, squash or cytocentrifuge smears/preparations or urine sediment wet mounts. 
•    Staining (either manually or by using the Wescor stainer) morphological preparations and evaluate staining quality.
•    Manually coverslip stained blood/bone marrow/cytology slide preparations.
•    Microscopic analysis of blood, bone marrow, urine sediment, and body fluid (including manual cell differential counts and morphological evaluations) and photomicroscope techniques.
•    Review of samples to include identification of factors that could introduce error (i.e., pre-analytical sources of variation) and reject contaminated or sub-standard specimens.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.



Job Qualifications


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Medical Technologist position:

  • 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:  minimum 3 years of experience in a clinical pathology laboratory.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. 
  • Certification/Licensure: Certified Medical (preferred) Technologist (MT) or Veterinary Technologist.   Alternatively, may be Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT)  
  • Other:  Experience with computer software programs strongly desired.  Effective organizational and leadership skills also strongly desired.

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 300 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 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 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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