Medical Technologist 2

Req ID #:  101951

Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545

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 Medical Technologist 2 for our Safety Assessment site located in Shrewsbury, MA.

Perform chemical, microbiologic, immunologic, hematologic, and immunohematologic laboratorial procedures. Process specimens by making slides, preparing solutions, mixing reagents, and filtering, heating, centrifuging, or titrating reagents as necessary. Observe reactions for physical or chemical changes using various laboratory analysis equipment in order to complete laboratory determinations. May require certification from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel, Inc. (NCA) or American Medical Technologists (AMT).

The following are the responsibilities related to the Medical Technologist 2 position:

  • Perform clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, and all other laboratory analysis and supporting laboratory functions.  Perform testing based on protocol, in compliance with SOP's and GLP's.
  • Maintain instruments/equipment with limited troubleshooting capability.
  • Maintain all records of activities as required by SOPs, GLPs and company safety policies and practices.
  • Perform data entry and handling, and data quality checking.  Make scientific decisions with some supervision.
  • Act as Clinical Pathology representative at Study related meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Job Qualifications

The following are the minimum requirements related to the Medical Technologist 2 position:

  • Education: Associate's degree (A.A./A.S.) / Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in science or related discipline.
  • Experience: 1-5 years related experience in a laboratory environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: MT/MLT (ASCP), CLT (HEW) or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Other: Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  Computer proficiency.  Ability to follow directions and standard operating procedures.  Knowledge of GLPs preferred.  



About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


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 2019, 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.


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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