Technician 2 Methods Development

Req ID #:  98331

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 Technician 2 Methods Development 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.


Independently performs laboratory activities necessary for analytical or bioanalytical method testing including but not limited to, reagent preparation, laboratory maintenance/monitoring, method performance and data analysis with some direct supervision.



  • Independently perform a variety of molecular biology laboratory experiments, tests and procedures following well-defined techniques and guidelines, including isolation and analysis of DNA, RNA, and proteins, PCR, RT-PCR, DNA sequencing and ELISA.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to company policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the general maintenance of all equipment related to the preparation of assay materials and the analysis of samples, and schedule repairs as required. Perform any laboratory maintenance and/or monitoring as necessary.
  • Make detailed observations and accurately and precisely record data.
  • Independently summarize data for reports; perform simple graphic analysis of data.
  • Document all activities performed in notebooks and test batch records in accordance with the current Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Report results of experiments, tests and procedures, and analyze data.
  • Write and review documents, including STMs (Standard Test Methods), GPs (General Protocols), and SOPs (Standard Operating Protocols) and participate in document improvement.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related discipline.
  • 1 to 2 year of related experience in a biological laboratory either in CRO or Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Sound knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques or other analytical testing required.
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and  regulatory affairs pertaining to the pharmaceutical and biological industries is required.
  • Must possess excellent  verbal and written communication across biological functional groups.
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills are a required.

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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