Research Associate Manufacturing Services

Req ID #:  184315

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 Research Associate for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located in Malvern, PA.


You may be required to work a flexible schedule as needed to support Mammalian Cell and Virus/Vaccine Banking operations.


This individual will be responsible for leading a subgroup of the Manufacturing Services department, responsible for Mammalian cell banking activities as well as Virus and Vaccine operations.




  • Draft protocols for client-specific projects.  
  • Assist with client communication, project tracking, and coordination.
  • Efficiently organize, plan, and execute daily desk/laboratory activities and provide technical guidance and training to less experienced technicians.
  • Conduct aseptic growth and manipulation of virus and mammalian cells in the laboratory and clean room.
  • Perform cell-based Virology experiments, and transfer and lead work in the clean room environment under cGMP conditions.
  • Troubleshoot unexpected/invalid results, prioritize workload and solve moderately complex problems.  



  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related discipline.
  • 3-5 years of virus or cell culture bioprocessing experience at laboratory or production scale required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Demonstrated strong technical writing, oral communication and organizational skills desired.  
  • Strong computer skills, problem solving and attention to detail.  
  • Must be proficient in the use of typical software tools.  
  • Familiarity with data management required.  
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision. 

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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