Medical Technologist

Req ID #:  81136

Horsham, PA, US, 19044

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 according to protocol, SOP and GLP.  Operate and perform maintenance, including extended maintenance, on analyzers.  Able to troubleshoot both basic and more complex problems on analyzers.  Analyze and report equipment surveys.   Assist in equipment records review including maintenance and quality control.  Perform and review study ordered parameters and computer input of raw data.  Process additional study samples.   


  • Assist in the preparation of appropriate paperwork and materials prior to clinical pathology blood collection days.  Assist with the computer protocol work schedule for each study, as needed. 
  • Perform basic medical technology procedures such as record blood slide differentials, reticulocyte counts, and urinalysis with minimal supervision; prepare blood and cytology slide smears. 
  • Inventory and package differential and reticulocyte blood slides and all biological samples for each study for shipment or storage.   
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation, and urinalysis. 
  • Analyze and report results of proficiency surveys  
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality requirements.   
  • Input raw data into the computer system and review data. 
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot clinical pathology analyzers. 
  • Perform daily maintenance and quality control of instruments. 
  • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and order as needed. 
  • 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. 


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:  2-3 years of experience in a clinical pathology laboratory for level 1; 4-6 years of experience with at least one year as a medical technologist for level 2. 

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 or MLT with certification or certification-eligible (ASCP or HEW) preferred. 

Other:  Experience with computer software programs is desirable.  Effective organizational and leadership skills desired. 

About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.


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


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