Glassware Technician

Req ID #:  199851

Malvern, PA, US, 19355

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.

Basic Summary

We are seeking a Glassware Technician for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located in Malvern.

You may be required to work a rotating shift schedule that may require weekend hours. 

You may be requited to travel between the Wayne and Malvern, PA sites with minimum notification. 

Perform day to day activities as they relate to autoclave room activities.



  • Manage autoclave room activities including autoclaving and disposal of laboratory trash. 
  • Perform proper washing and sterilization of laboratory glassware. 
  • Perform general cleaning and maintenance of autoclave. 
  • Provide support duties for other laboratory personnel such as media preparation, equipment monitoring, and pipet calibration. 
  • Position may include environmental monitoring duties and general microbiology assay support. 
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned. 


  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D) 
  • One to two years related experience.
  • Experience in a laboratory support environment preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. 
  • Excellent communication skills required. 



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and type at a computer. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 


  • General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet 
  • May be assigned to assist Materials Management in the receipt, processing and storage of critical materials.
  • Regularly communicate and coordinate with laboratories the daily scheduling for autoclave   operations.
  • Responsible for ensuring the facility is in compliance with proper health and safety measures and regulations.
  • Arrange inventory in a neat and orderly fashion which is conducive to proper safeguarding and record keeping.
  • Keep areas of responsibility clear at all times. 
  • Assure that materials are available for laboratories in advance to allow for on time project initiation and uninterrupted testing.
  • Ensure that laboratory refuse is discarded according to SOP’s and any applicable regulations. 
  • Maintain exact and detailed documentation appropriate.
  • Able to work independently and under minimal supervision.   



Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

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 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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