QC Associate II

Req ID #:  221767

Rockville, MD, US, 20850

For 75 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


The QC Associate II is responsible for performing in-process, release, and stability testing in a GMP environment. The analyst may also contribute to testing as part of test method optimization, trouble shooting, and development/qualification studies.


Key Responsibilities and Duties:


•    Perform routine testing in a quality control laboratory to support in-process, lot release, and stability testing
•    Experience performing some or all of the following in a QC laboratory setting: qPCR / ddPCR, cell-based assays, ELISA, other QC methods (pH, osmolality, endotoxin and appearance)
•    Contribute to generating SOP’s and qualification/validation/transfer protocols and reports
•    Responsible for cross training on multiple QC assays
•    Responsible for participation in method development/qualification studies
•    Train other associates on methods as appropriate
•    Other responsibilities as required

Job Qualifications

•    B.S. or M.S. and 3-8 years of experience in biology, virology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or related field in a quality control testing laboratory
•    Exhibits proficiency in molecular biology, cell culture, ELISA and other related techniques
•    Able to work in a GMP environment to execute testing
•    Able to support multiple projects and strong organizational and problem-solving skills
•    Complete On-The-Job Training before executing the QC lab responsibilities
•    Develop communication skills


Compensation Data


The pay range for this position is $31.00 - $33.00 per hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.


About Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.


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 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 companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


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, or 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 [email protected]. 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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