Laboratory Technician I

Req ID #:  213407

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

The Laboratory Technician I will be responsible for performing laboratory testing, recording of results as well the manufacturing and labeling of blood products.


Essential Responsibilities – General:

  • Manufacture and process blood products by following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s).
  • Operate hematology analyzer and perform pH testing.
  • Perform Quality Control and preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment as assigned.  Maintain records in compliance with manufacturing and regulatory guidelines.
  • Prepare, pack, and send out samples from blood collections for testing.
  • Prepare and pack blood products for distribution to customers.
  • Label blood products, including assigning labels and recording information.
  • Identify and troubleshoot problems encountered in assigned tasks and properly document corrective actions.  Confer with supervisor for resolution of problems.
  • Ability to identify and aid in the investigation of deviations.
  • Perform environmental monitoring as well as read and record the results.


Essential Responsibilities – Cleanroom:

  • Personnel will properly gown into a Class A and Class B environment.
  • Aseptic production of primary human cells within the cleanroom suite using accompanying documentation according to GMP guideline.
  • Maintenance, cleaning, calibrating, and qualification of cleanroom equipment as required.
  • Maintenance and cleaning of cGMP/clean room areas.
  • Select personnel will be responsible for the maintenance of released materials for inventory control.
  • Inventory maintenance of gowning and cleaning supplies within the cleanroom suite.


Essential Responsibilities – Quality Control Testing:

  • Removal of expired materials from the laboratory.
  • Environmental monitoring of the cleanroom suite: Viable Air, Non-Viable Air, and Viable Surface Monitoring.
  • Initiate deviations and perform investigations of Environmental Monitoring excursions.
  • Enter all environmental monitoring data and results into a database.
  • Maintain and author specification documentation for materials within the General Lab, QC, and cleanroom areas.
  • Submit/ prepare shipments of samples to external groups for testing which includes, but is not limited to: Serology, Environmental Monitoring identification, Sterility, and Mycoplasma.

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or comparable education required.
  • College credits or college degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 0-6 months of clinical, cleanroom, or pharmaceutical lab experience required.
  • Familiarity with GMP environment preferred.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to quickly learn new software programs as needed.


The pay range for this position is $47,000-63,500. 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 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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