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Technician I Molecular Biology

Req ID #:  43250

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 Laboratory Technician I Molecular Biology for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located in Malvern, PA.


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



Serve as laboratory technician under direct supervision, responsible for performing daily laboratory tasks as they relate to Molecular Biology Testing Services.



  • Prepare reagents including buffers, chemicals solutions, complex reaction mixtures and media preparation according to standard test methods (STM) and standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Perform tasks using aseptic techniques including working within a biological safety cabinet.
  • 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.
  • Perform a variety of molecular biology laboratory experiments, tests, and procedures following well-defined techniques and guidelines, including isolation and analysis of DNA and RNA, PCR, RT-PCR, QF-PCR, restriction digests, agarose gel electrophoresis.
  • Conduct aseptic growth and manipulation of bacteria, virus and mammalian cells.
  • Make detailed observations and accurately and precisely record data.  Summarize data for reports.  Document all activities performed in notebooks and test batch records in accordance with the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
  • Report results of experiments, tests and procedures, and analyze data.
  • Efficiently organize and plan daily activities.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to company policies and procedures.
  • Follow all SOPs, STMs, and cGMP guidelines as they relate to specific tasks.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



  • Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related discipline   
  • Experience:  0 to 1 year of related experience in a biological laboratory.  Knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques required.   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for specific education and experience listed above. 
  • Certification/Licensure: None






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.



Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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