Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Memphis, TN

Req ID #:  91851

Memphis, TN, US, 38104

For over 20 years, Cellero, A Charles River Company, has worked to making a positive impact on the world by providing the highest quality cellular material and services to biotech and pharmaceutical companies and research organizations that are performing innovative research and developing novel cell-based therapies.


Our team works with blood donor Research Champions nobly making possible critical blood-based research that is saving lives. Our Research Champions care team recruiters educate donors about research, helps pre-screen potential donors, and coordinates donor participation to meet researchers’ timeline needs. Our Specialists are also the face of the company to lay and professional visitors.


We recognize that our success depends on the vision and passion of our employees. That is why we are devoted to making Cellero a rewarding and valuable place to work. We believe in making a difference, and at Cellero, you will make a difference every day.

Job Summary

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for performing laboratory testing, recording and reviewing test results, preparing and labeling blood components. This position will assist Laboratory Staff and reports to the Laboratory Director.


•    Perform all tasks in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and other regulatory requirements
•    Properly use HemaCare’s Blood Product Information System, as well as authorize and perform system overrides as needed and within scope of authority and ensure to escalate system problems as/if encountered, to management
•    Accurately perform testing of blood products and donor samples (i.e., hematology counts (CBC), and pH)
•    Accurately record, interpret, and report test results.  Ability to recognize and appropriately handle unacceptable test results  
•    Prepare and pack blood samples for send-out testing
•    Perform blood component preparation from whole blood and apheresis collections
•    Perform quarantine, destruction, and release of blood products 
•    Prepare, perform and report proficiency testing (i.e. CAP) 
•    Review and/or order and maintain proper inventory levels of laboratory supplies/reagents

Job Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree in biological, physical, or chemical sciences or medical technology
•    Current State CLS licensure
•    MT (ASCP), preferred
•    Blood donor center or transfusion service experience preferred
•    At least 2 - 3 years of previous CLS working experience, preferred 
•    Proficient use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
•    Good time management skills; ability to complete assignments within established timelines

About Cellero

Cellero, A Charles River Company, is a global leader and trusted brand in the customization of humanderived biological products and services for biomedical research, drug discovery, and cell and gene therapy development. Together with our new affiliate, HemaCare, A Charles River Company, Cellero’s vertically integrated solutions support preclinical research, clinical studies from phases 1 to 3, and commercialization with high-quality RUO and GMP-compliant starting material and apheresis collections. 


In August 2020, Cellero was acquired by Charles River Laboratories. Combined with Charles River’s integrated, early-stage portfolio of discovery, safety assessment, and manufacturing support services, the acquisition creates a unique, comprehensive solution for researchers and cell therapy developers and manufacturers worldwide to help accelerate their critical programs from basic research and proofof-concept to regulatory approval and commercialization. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs and enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. We work closely with our clients throughout the clinical process to maximize success and drive positive clinical outcomes. 


Together, 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 and biotechnology companies, government agencies, and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


At Cellero, we are passionate about our role improving the quality of people’s lives. We have proudly supported the development of many of the current commercially available FDA-approved immunocellular therapies. Our mission is to provide a best-in-class portfolio of high quality, customizable human cellular material and services to support drug discovery, scientific research, and cell therapy. This resonates from our employees and impacts our customers because we know that every day is an opportunity to advance discoveries and make a difference in someone’s life. 


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

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