Senior Sample Processing Laboratory Technician

Req ID #:  105011

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.

Basic Summary

We are seeking a Senior Sample Processing and Materials Technician for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located in Malvern, PA. You may be required to work a rotating shift schedule that may require weekend hours.  Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Serve as primary / lead technician as well as perform 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. Perform activities related to log in, sample processing, storage, shipping of stored materials and client support. Provide leadership, technical guidance, and mentor less experienced staff. Assist departmental management with oversight and daily supervision of technical personnel.


  • Perform daily tasks including sample receipt and log in; which includes but it not limited to:
    • opening packages containing client-related materials,
    • documenting receipt within the appropriate electronic tracking system and/or applicable paperwork and records.
    • contacting project management and/or vendors to resolve any incorrect or damaged items that are received or returning shipment(s).
  • Perform daily tasks including:
    • sample release and distribution of client-related and internal materials to the appropriate laboratory personnel,
    • distributing internal samples and seed banks,
    • receiving and quarantining material, and shipping of client stored materials;
    • creating, updating and monitoring client storage files and internal banking/production files,
    • preparing internal and external shipment(s) of client materials and/or internal materials.
  • Perform technical review of data entry and documentation, and update systems and data according to cGMP, while maintaining proper documentation including training records and receipt/shipping/storage records.
  • Perform daily tasks of routine laboratory maintenance, including the monitoring and routine cleaning of laboratory equipment and spaces as required, and all other related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in scientific discipline preferred
  • 3 years related experience in a laboratory, 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.
  • Able to work independently under minimal supervision. 
  • Knowledge of GMPs/GLPs required. 
  • Must regularly move about inside the work area to access storage units and use laboratory equipment; and frequently bend, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. 
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office package, instrumentation and analysis software, and demonstrated independent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • Must regularly operate a computer. 
  • Must regularly communicate with CRL associates / customers to exchange accurate information.

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 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.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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


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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