Cell Production Associate I

Req ID #:  214312

Northridge, CA, US, 91325

For over 40 years, Charles River Cell Solutions 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.

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

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

This position is responsible for the processing of human blood products by manual or automated cell isolation equipment, ensuring appropriate laboratory inventory, and batch record documentation execution and review.  It also performs QC testing and creates a certificate of analysis (COA) for completed products.  


Essential Responsibilities:
•    Performs manual and automated cell isolations from blood and bone marrow products using laboratory equipment and machines by following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  Author, revise, and review SOPs, and other technical documents.
•    Assists in the technical transfer of new manufacturing processes into the lab, which includes documentation creation, training, equipment validation, and process validation.
•    Performs product quality control (QC) and certificate of analysis (COA) creation.  Records, interprets, reviews and reports test results.  Ability to recognize and investigate unacceptable test results.
•    Calibrates and runs flow cytometer and hemocytomer.
•    Properly use basic laboratory equipment (i.e., centrifuge, microscope, BSC).
•    Reviews of production batch records for accuracy.  Generates reports, stores completed work in designated locations and performs backup operations.  Resolves discrepancies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents for resolution.
•    Performs preventative maintenance procedures of laboratory equipment as assigned, maintaining records in compliance with manufacturing and regulatory guidelines.
•    Ensures the lab is appropriately stocked for processing procedures. Responsible for inventory and ancillary supply restocking, expiration date checking, monitoring controlled environments, physical inventory, loading and unloading of various stock items.
•    Accurately performs quarantine, destruction, and release of blood products.  Labels blood products, including assigning labels and recording information.

Job Qualifications

•    High School diploma or comparable education required.
•    One-year general lab experience, with Blood Donor Center experience preferred.
•    Experience with cell isolations, cryopreservation, flow cytometry, and immunologic techniques preferred.  Ability to work in a dynamic environment.
•    Proficient use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
•    Ability to complete duties in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner, as well as to meet deadlines.
•    Ability to take and record accurate readings from equipment and machinery, both manually and on a computer.


The pay range for this position is $49,400-66,700. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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 Charles River Cell Solutions

Charles River Cell Solutions is a global leader and trusted brand in the customization of human-derived biological products and services for biomedical research, drug discovery, and cell and gene therapy development. Cell Solution’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 January 2020, HemaCare was acquired by Charles River Laboratories, an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). 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 proof-of-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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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 Cell Solutions, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. We have proudly supported the development of 100% 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 - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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