Research Laboratory Technician 1

Req ID #:  96813

New Haven, CT, US, 06510

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.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary

Charles River/Insourcing Solutions, is seeking a Research Laboratory Technician 1, for their New Haven, CT, contract.  The candidate will support laboratory operations in client laboratory spaces under the direction of the on-site supervisor and group leader.  Ensure quality data and results in multiple laboratory programs.  Ensure sample and data quality and integrity.


Endotoxin and Mycoplasma Assay Program
•    Independently run assays within 48 hours of request, organize results within a BOX folder and communicate the results directly to scientific staff.
•    Manage and maintain inventory of kits and buffers, including aliquoting buffers; re-order as needed.

Sample Management
•    Assist in shipping and receiving of clinical and non-clinical samples per SOP or WPD guidelines and DOT/IATA regulations.
•    Generate customer reports and track shipments until delivery.
•    Verification and inventory of received samples, and sample movement documentation in Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
•    Create and update sample management binders.
•    Fulfill sample requests in a timely manner, communicating with Research Staff of the status of requests.
•    GxP and non-GxP sample and data archiving.

Equipment Maintenance
•    Independently perform monthly collection of pipettes for multiple research departments for calibration per SOP.
•    Maintain Smart sheet to track inventory of pipettes due for calibration, verification of calibration certificate, and movement throughout lab spaces.
•    Perform weekly EtOH rinses on plate washers.
•    Weekly maintenance of Cedex reagents, including filling reagent bottles, emptying waste bottle.
•    Weekly intensive cleaning of Cedex.
•    Bi-weekly HCl cleaning.
•    Perform and document monthly performance evaluation for specified instruments.
•    Perform routine cleaning and documentation of cleaning of biosafety cabinets and fume hoods.
•    Cleaning and maintenance of incubator and water bath.
•    Monthly performance evaluation of specified laboratory instruments.
•    Coordinate monthly freezer defrosts.
•    Documentation of non-routine maintenance and deviations.
•    Maintain equipment inventory.
•    Archival of electronic and paper equipment records.
•    Troubleshooting laboratory equipment issues.

•    Review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific areas.
•    Lead laboratory facility inspections.
•    Participate in on-call REES rotation.
•    Replace batteries on REES environmental monitoring system inputs.
•    Maintain accurate equipment and sample records per SOP. 
•    Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.
•    Maintain required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels to ensure that assigned duties are completed.

Job Qualifications


  • Education:   High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in life sciences field preferred.
  • Experience:  Three or more year’s related laboratory and sample management experience required in combination with facility and equipment knowledge.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  DOT/IATA shipping certification preferred.
  • Other: Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are   conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with clients, customers, coworkers, and supervisors. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

Computer literacy in word processing and database record keeping essential. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.


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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