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Assistant Technician - Test Item Control (Part Time)

Req ID:  40557

Tranent, ELN, GB, EH33 2NE

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.

The above vacancy now exists in OA34 (Formulations).

An opportunity has arisen for an additional assistant technician to join out Test Item Control Group within Formulation Services.  Test Item Control is responsible for the receipt, storage and control of Test Items sent to Charles River for use on pre-clinical studies.

The function of an assistant scientist is to participate in the daily tasks within Test Item Control and to assist the Test Item Controller with administrative and organizational tasks.

Duties will include; receiving test items, reviewing associated paperwork, using a computerized system to record test item details, checking of data, test item storage, record keeping and updating, test item disposal, administrative tasks, sample shipment, and corresponding with internal and external customers.  The main focus of this role is on the processes involved with expired materials, confirming the course of action to be taken and either returning or disposing of these materials in a safe manner.  Practical training will be provided to you.

You should have secondary school level qualifications in English, Maths and a relevant scientific subject, be numerate, have a good attention to detail and have some IT skills.  This role is ideal for someone who enjoys laboratory work and wants to be part of a hardworking team.

This is a part time role, and the standard working hours will be agreed with the manager and successful candidate.

Salary for this position will be dependant on the candidates skills and experience. Please note that this is a part time role and the salary will be pro rated.

All Internal applicants should apply through the careers page on Talent Hub.

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 120 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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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.


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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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