Sample Processing & Materials Technician

Req ID #:  80055

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

Responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks involved in sample processing and inventory management of critical components, client-supplied raw materials, and internal and external cell
banks. Samples maybe designated for analytical testing, LN2 storage or stability programs.


  • Perform daily tasks including sample receipt, log in, release and distribution.
  • Communicate with client to resolve any submission discrepancies.
  • Receiving and quarantining critical components.
  • Assure that critical components are properly stocked to allow for normal QC testing and QA
  • release prior to their need.
  • Manage inventory of samples, client-supplied raw materials, client cell banks and internal cell
  • banks through LIMS or equivalent sample management systems.
  • Work with labs to identify methods for managing inventory in lab-based storage units.
  • Ensure that lab-related materials are discarded as indicated.
  • Participate in the issuance/revision of departmental SOPs including the preparation, tracking
  • and review processes.
  • Conduct periodic (quarterly or semi-annual) cycle counts of inventory.
  • Perform data entry into LIMS and the inventory control system as applicable.
  • Monitor environmental conditions of equipment and perform routine review of electronic
  • records.
  • Maintain proper documentation including training records and area equipment logs.
  • Keep receiving area clear at all times.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in scientific discipline preferred
  • 1 to 3 years related experience in a laboratory
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory
  • substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Able to work independently under minimal supervision. Knowledge of GMPs/GLPs required.
  • Regularly stand, walk, bend, reach overhead, push/pull and occasionally lift/carry objects of up to 50lbs.
  • Must be able to wear a full or half face respirator.
  •  Must regularly communicate with employees/customers to exchange accurate information.
  •  Occasionally work around bio-hazardous material

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

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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