Formulations Technician 1 ** $1000 Sign on Bonus

Req ID #:  102721

Spencerville, OH, US, 45887

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 Formulations Technician 1 for our Safety Assessment site located in Spencerville, OH.  


The Formulations Technician 1 will prepare routing test article/substance dosage solutions and/or suspensions in accordance with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) guidelines under direct supervision, and may serve as primary technician on studies that tend to be routine, less complex studies.  In a typical day, you will perform standardized preparation procedures and calculations, ensure record keeping is consistent and correct, complete documentation for the use of all test articles and vehicles/reagents to ensure consistency and correctness, and receive incoming test articles/substances and reagents.  You will also be expected to ensure formulations samples are collected, packaged, and shipped properly and on time, as well as ensure the test articles from assigned completed studies are returned to the sponsor or reassigned to another protocol.  Additionally, you will respond to Quality Assurance (QA) audits of preparation procedures and calculations on assigned studies, ensure data sheets are complete and submit them for review, assist in reviewing data, prepare labels and samples, maintain cleanliness and general appearance of the laboratory, ensure the laboratory is stocked and assist in maintaining current inventory of reagents, test articles, vehicles, and samples, utilize appropriate Quality Control (QC) procedures/measures to help verify the accuracy and correctness of data prior to submission to internal QA, and perform all other related duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Formulations Technician 1 position. 


•    Associate’s degree (A.A./A.S.) or equivalent in Life Science, Chemistry, or related discipline.  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) preferred.
•    0-1 year related experience in chemistry laboratory setting or related discipline. 
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Basic knowledge of GLPs preferred.
•    A mathematical aptitude is required.

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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