GMP Assistant

Req ID:  214240

Keele, GB, ST5 5SP

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary

A vacancy has arisen for a GMP Assistant to work within the GMP facility alongside the Production Team supporting manufacture of client products.

Profile and Requirements

Main duties will include:

•    GMP status maintenance activities including daily and campaign cleaning
•    Compliant completion of GMP documentation
•    Routine GMP facility monitoring of pressures and temperatures
•    Preparation of consumables for GMP production
•    Materials preparation and autoclaving for GMP contracts
•    Responsibility for performing autoclave performance testing
•    Materials and equipment transfer as part of project start up activities
•    Responsibility for the management of small equipment calibration/re-calibration
•    Working flexibly to support the teams delivering scientific processes within the GMP facility


Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, ideally 5 or more GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade A-C/4-9 including English Language and Mathematics.


This is a scientific support role and full training will be provided. Applicants must be self-motivated and enjoy working in a busy cleanroom environment. Applicants should be adaptable to work alone or as part of a team. Strong organisational skills and ability to follow instructions to meet timelines are essential. Practical experience in a GMP environment would be an advantage but not necessary as full training will be provided. Further training in the form of a Level 3 Apprenticeship may also be provided to the successful candidate.


The successful candidates must be flexible in their approach to work and willing to work additional hours to accommodate processing.  The enthusiasm to learn and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with colleagues within the organisation are also essential.



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

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.

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