Lab Research Technician 2

Req ID #:  98451

Morrisville, NC, US, 27560

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

With minimal guidance, perform advanced tasks associated with growing and maintaining cell lines for use in pre-clinical experiments.

•    Perform routine through advanced cell passages, large scale cell growth and harvesting of cells.
•    Perform in vitro assays and interpret and modify assay protocols based on data analysis.
•    Independently collect, analyze, and prepare data.
•    Review study; provide feedback on accuracy of materials and report results to senior research staff.
•    Review protocol with manager to ensure proper study execution; verify protocol designs are properly updated before initiation and assure raw data has been properly processed.
•    Perform general maintenance and cleaning of laboratory equipment. 
•    Perform CBC analysis on Cell Dyn 3700. 
•    Inventory, re-stock and order supplies with the approval of manager. 
•    Provide assistance to research associates as assigned.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related field. 
  • Experience: 2 to 4 years experience in a pharmaceutical support laboratory (tissue culture, formulation, in vitro assays, etc.) and experience in the collection, interpretation and entry of data. Preferred: experience with mammalian cell culture, ELISA assays, Western Blots, 96-well plate-based assays and experience using multi-channel pipettors.

About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.


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.


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