Senior Technician, Cell Bank Manufacturing

Req ID #:  67514

S. San Francisco, CA, US, 94080

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.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Senior Technician, Cell Bank Manufacturing for our Biologics site located in Emeryville, CA.


The following are responsibilities related to the Senior Technician, Cell Bank Manufacturing:

•    Perform cell banking and vaccine preparation activities utilizing aseptic technique while working within a biological safety cabinet and within class 10,000 cleanroom areas.
•    Complete cleanroom gowning certification.
•    Order materials and reagents.
•    Initiate, investigate, and complete deviation reports; open, complete, and close change control documents.
•    Generate routine testing reports in accordance with the current Good Manufacturing Practices.
•    Make detailed observations and maintain clear, accurate and timely documentation of all laboratory and cleanroom work.
•    Review and edit SOPs, protocols and testing documentation.
•    Participate in client/sponsor relationships (e.g. technology transfer, conference calls and sharing of technical information).
•    Efficiently organize, prioritize and plan work schedule.
•    Train both Technicians I and II on procedures and techniques as required.
•    Perform other related duties as required.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Senior Technician, Cell Bank Manufacturing position:

•    Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related discipline.
•    Experience: Minimum 2 years related industry experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical or contract laboratory environment. Able to demonstrate a strong technical understanding of cell culture practices and apply them to client projects.
•    A combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for education and experience.

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 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 2018, 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




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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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