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Lab Technician 2 - Production

Req ID #:  45543

Storrs, CT, US

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.



We are seeking a Lab Tech II for our Lab Production site located in Storrs, CT. The Lab Tech II will process SPF chicken embryos, cell cultures, animal products, and microbial cultures; produces antigens and reagents; prepare buffers, media, and solutions.



  • Work with chickens and assist with animal husbandry .
  • Process SPF chicken embryos, cell cultures, animal products, and microbial cultures .
  • Produce antigens and reagents (viruses, mycoplasma and microbial organisms) .
  • Prepare media, buffers, and solutions .
  • Filter and processes antiserum .
  • Complete documentation for licensed products.
  • Packing and shipping lab reagents as required.
  • Perform housekeeping activities, including waste disposal and glassware preparation .
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain own training file.



The following are minimum requirements for the Laboratory Technician II position:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline and one (1) year of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience.



  • Experience with tissue cultures.
  • Degree in Animal Science or Biology.


About Avian
Our Avian business group provides vaccine manufacturers and researchers the comfort of knowing that the raw materials used in their manufacturing process are free of extraneous agents. Charles River has established flock handling and egg production procedures that set the global industry standard.


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 14,000 employees within 80 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 by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


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 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

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