Technician I Environmental Monitoring

Req ID #:  222129

Wayne, PA, US, 19087

For 75 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


Responsible for performing daily laboratory tasks as they relate to the Environmental Monitoring and Contamination Control Department.




•    Perform laboratory activities necessary for testing procedures including, but not limited to, reagent and media preparation, growth promotion of media and reagents and the practice of aseptic technique working within a biological safety cabinet.
•    Perform routine laboratory maintenance including, but not limited to, cleaning of equipment, stocking of the laboratory and disposing of laboratory waste.  
•    Complete cleanroom gowning certification as necessary.  
•    Complete training on the performance of assays and/or environmental monitoring as assigned by their current Supervisor or Manager.
•    Duties specific to Environmental Monitoring may include, but are not limited to: 
•    Oversee the general maintenance of all equipment related to the performance of Environmental Monitoring and schedule repairs as required.  Perform any laboratory maintenance and/or monitoring as necessary.  
•    Responsible for the execution of both static and dynamic Environmental Monitoring and updating the EM Database.
•    Perform preparation of sample material and all environmental and personnel isolates recovered during Environmental Monitoring for microbial identification and updating the Microbial Identification Database.  
•    Document all activities performed in notebooks, test batch records and/or forms in accordance with the current Good Manufacturing Practices.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

•    Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related discipline.
•    Experience: 0 to 1 year of related experience in a biological laboratory. Knowledge of basic Microbiology techniques required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure: None
•    Other: Knowledge of cGMPs or regulatory affairs pertaining to the pharmaceutical and biological industries is a plus. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to maintain communication across biological functional groups. Able to communicate effectively (oral and written) in a small group or one on one setting. Basic Microsoft Office skills are a plus.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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. 


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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


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 [email protected]. 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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