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Technician I Microbiology

Req ID #:  44714

Malvern, PA, US

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 Technician I Microbiology for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located in Malvern, PA.


Under direct supervision, perform laboratory tasks as assigned by the Microbiology Supervisor.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Technician I Microbiology position.



  • The performance of the aforementioned duties will require learning proper aseptic handling and technique, cleanroom behavior as well as proper aseptic gowning for entry into a cGMP cleanroom suite. The responsibilities of this role as Microbiology Technician I will be specific to the Environmental Monitoring division of the Microbiology department.  Daily activities and responsibilities of this role will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Performance of environmental monitoring (static and dynamic monitoring) within cGMP cleanroom facilities and general testing (QC) laboratories
  • Observations of environmental monitoring plates
  • Inoculation/preparation of plates/samples for use in microbial identification
  • Gram staining
  • Data entry into a validated Environmental Monitoring database. 



  • Education: Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biology or a related discipline. 
  • Experience:    Experience: 0 to 1 year of related experience in a biological laboratory. Knowledge of basic Microbiology techniques required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. 
  • Certification/Licensure: None
  • Other: Knowledge of cGMPS or regulatory affairs pertaining to the pharmaceutical and biological industries is a plus. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to maintain communication across biological functional groups. Able to communicate effectively (oral and written) in a small group or one on one setting. Basic Microsoft Office skills are a plus.

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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


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 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


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




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