Molecular Technologist 1 1

Req ID #:  104551

Storrs, CT, US, 06268-1198

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 Molecular Technologist to support our Specialized Biological Services team located in Storrs, CT

The Molecular Techologist will effectively process commercial samples for infectious disease testing according to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and good manufacturing practices (GMP) regulations.


  • Perform all laboratory sample processing functions (receive, store, etc.) in support of the molecular laboratory.  Sample types may include blood, feces or other tissues, bacterial cultures, environmental swabs, reagents or media.
  • Extract DNA/RNA or TNA from samples using various nucleic acid isolation methods.
  • Perform PCR for the detection of bacteria and viruses.
  • Analysis of raw data and interpretation of results.
  • Perform general housekeeping, adhere to safety procedures.
  • Maintain up to date training records on all procedures and protocols applicable to work duties.
  • Responsible for complying with all SOPs, policies, safety procedures and protocols pertaining to specific area of responsibility, including GMP.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


    The following are minimum requirements for the Molecular Technologist position:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Biology or related discipline.
  • One or more years related technical experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Ability to communicate and follow verbal and written directions accurately.  Ability to multi-task.  Organizational skills and attention to detail required.  Experience using computers and peripheral hardware.



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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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