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Sample Management Technician I

Req ID #:  45260

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.




Maintain positive control over study materials with supervision.



  • Receive, verify and inventory incoming tissues, blocks and slides
  • Work with Coordinator/Lead Technician to determine disposition of all study related materials (ship, dispose, or archive) upon study completion.
  • Prepare biological samples for shipment (check, ship, dispose or archive).
  • Determine appropriate storage conditions for all incoming samples with guidance.
  • Prepare study materials for shipment according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLP) for archiving materials and Federal Shipping Regulations as they apply to FedEx® and UPS services, or courier for domestic and international shipments.
  • Retrieve study and facility materials as needed.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation to demonstrate positive control of study-related materials with guidance.
  • Prepare for shipping and transport study materials to other internal laboratories or client facilities.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



  • Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D or equivalent) in inventory control or related discipline. 
  • Experience: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Other:  Basic computer skills. Good organizational, oral and written communication skills.  Attention to detail and accuracy.  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.



  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time while performing laboratory tasks.
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand, reach with hands and arms, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Regularly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as calculator, copy machine and computer printer.
  • Regularly uses close vision and the ability to adjust focus and detect and differentiate colors.
  • Must be able to lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 lbs.  This includes work materials, equipment, and/or supplies while reaching, bending, stooping, or climbing stairs.
  • Must be able to wear safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards. 



  • General office/warehouse environment.
  • May work in a chemical fume hood.
  • May work with sharp objects.
  • Regularly wears protective clothing (gloves, lab coat, and safety glasses).
  • Regularly works with or near toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Works in a low temperature environment for periods of time.
  • Frequently works with biohazards.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.



  • This position may require overtime and/or after hours coverage as needed.
Job Summary

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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

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 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


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


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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