Laboratory Technician 1 (EG)

Req ID #:  70273

Wayne, PA, US, 19087

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 Laboratory Technician 1 for our Biologics site located in Shrewsbury, MA.


The following are responsibilities related to the Laboratory Technician 1:

•    Independently perform laboratory activities, including but not limited to, reagent preparation, laboratory cleaning, maintenance/monitoring of laboratory equipment, routine testing of client samples, and generation of routine cGMP and R&D reports. 
•    Develop understanding of processes and procedures used within the analytical department with a specific focus on Routine Testing.  This includes understanding of sample type, purpose of test selection, necessary supplies and documentation expectations as well as developing the ability to trouble shoot and problem solve with scientific guidance. 
•    Become proficient in performing a minimum of 4 different Routine Tests within the Analytical Department. Routine Tests may include but are not limited to:
o    Appearance 
o    Endotoxin 
o    HIAC
o    Karl Fisher
o    Osmolality
o    PH
o    SoloVPE
•    Develop and Maintain excellent single pipetting skills. 
•    Analyze data and report results of experiments and procedures.
•    Competently perform peer review of data
•    For cGMP and R&D routine testing, generate analytical data and technical report(s) on-time with respect to internal and client deadlines.  Maintain a weekly schedule to ensure all timelines are met.
•    Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to company policies and procedures. Actively participate in laboratory maintenance.
•    Comply with all pertinent regulatory standards regarding environs, equipment and testing services.
•    Make detailed observations and maintain clear, detailed, accurate and timely documentation of all laboratory work.
•    Compose high quality documentation including deviation reports and change control documentation under guidance. 
•    Follow all SOPs, CTMs and cGMP as they relate to specific tasks.
•    Assist in training of Junior staff. 
•    Maintain up to date training records on all procedures and protocols applicable to work duties.
•    Ability to work in a structured and regulated environment
•    Work productively in group situations as well as independently
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Laboratory Technician 1 position:

•    Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biochemistry, chemistry or related discipline. 
•    0 to 2 years related industry experience in an analytical science area in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech or contract (CRO) laboratory environment.  
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

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




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