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Sample Processing and Materials Technician

Req ID #:  40804

Malvern, PA, US, 19355

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


We are seeking a Sample Processing and Materials Technician for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located in Malvern, PA.



The following are minimum requirements related to the Sample Processing and Materials Technician position.





Responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks involved in sample processing and inventory management of critical components, critical laboratory supplies, specialty reagents, client-supplied raw materials and internal and external cell banks. Performs activities related to log in, sample processing, storage, shipping of stored materials and client support.




  • Perform daily tasks including sample receipt, log in, release and distribution.
  • Responsible for the execution of sample storage, updating, and maintaining the storage database to ensure it is complete and without error.
  • Create, updated, and monitor client storage files and internal seed bank files.
  • Make detailed observations and maintain clear, accurate and timely documentation of all laboratory work.
  • Conduct periodic (quarterly or semi-annual) cycle counts of inventory.
  • Review and edit SOPs, protocols and sample related documentation.
  • Maintain inventory of client-supplied raw materials, client cell banks and internal cell banks.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant Federal and State regulations.  
  • Assure that critical components are ordered sufficiently far in advance to allow for normal QC testing and QA release prior to their need.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.




  • Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A/B.S.) or equivalent in scientific discipline preferred
  • Experience: Minimum 1 to 3 years related industry experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical or contract laboratory environment
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Certification/Licensure: Dangerous Goods Certification a plus
  • Other: Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, instrumentation and analysis software. Excellent verbal, written communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated independent analytical and problem solving abilities. Demonstrated knowledge of GMP regulations. Ability to maintain client/sponsor relationships. Ability to interact appropriately with all levels of employees. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet


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