Laboratory Assistant

Req ID #:  201831

Newark, DE, US, 19711

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.

We are seeking an experienced Laboratory Intern for our Microbial Solutions site located in Newark, DE. 



While in a hands on educational setting and under the close supervision of a Manager or Lead Technologist you will provide daily support to ensure that all laboratory functions are carried out.  You will also learn how to carry out those functions within regulatory and GMP guidelines in accordance with 21 CFR parts 210 and 211.



Receive, unpack and organize customer samples for laboratory processing.

Assist in the preparation and aliquot reagents according to laboratory SOP’s.

Prepare ethanol extracts.

Perform test streaks and subcultures.

Clean MALDI-TOF targets.

Perform cleaning of laboratory equipment as needed.

Restock consumables and materials required for sample processing.

Under supervision and guidance operate laser cutter.

Dispose of microbial cultures, chemicals, recyclables, sharps and glass in proper waste containers.

Learn and comply with all aspects of laboratory safety, safety stations, safety manuals, safety SOP’s & MSMS/SDS sheets.

Perform all other related duties as assigned.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Laboratory Intern position.

Student currently enrolled in an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Microbiology or any related field

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Effective communication and listening skills in a teamwork environment.

Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects with a strong attention to detail

About Microbial Solutions

Charles River’s Accugenix® microbial identification and strain typing services offer unparalleled accuracy in identifying microbes with the most relevant reference libraries of bacteria, filamentous fungi, and yeasts. Specializing in bacterial and fungal identification and strain typing of environmental isolates, we use the latest DNA sequence-based and MALDI-TOF technologies to provide accurate and reliable microbial identification services to more than 1,000 facilities worldwide. Our flexible solutions allow clients to outsource to our experts or use our services in-house.


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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. 


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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.


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Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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