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Technologist IVB

Req ID #:  41326

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

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 an experienced Technologist – IVB for our Biologics group located in Wilmington, MA.


In this position, the Technologist IVB will be responsible for performing various laboratory procedures in compliance with CGMP regulations as they apply to the conduct of nonclinical research.  They will perform daily test article/substance administration, observation and recording of physical signs of species for contracted laboratory studies, prepare cage tags and individual animal number tags; prepare and autoclave cages, as well as prepare data forms for routine study procedures.  They will also be required to assist with preparation of data forms for specialized study procedures, record study parameters as required by protocol and ensure adequate supply of dosage equipment during the course of study.  Assist in ensuring adequate supply of additional study specified materials such as blood collection tubes.  Generate periodic summarization of data.  Ensure raw data records are accurate, complete, and in appropriate order, and meet protocol specifications and/or GCGMP requirements.  Assist in interaction with project managers and technical staff in planning and conduct of studies.  Assist in planning and coordinating the activities of the department through hands-on technical support, communication with animal production / lab personnel and occasional delegation to other animal production / lab personnel.  Share responsibility for maintaining appropriate inventory levels of departmental supplies.  Responsible for proficiency in all departmental SOPs with general knowledge of the lab/production processes.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Technologist - IVB.

  • Associate’s degree (A.A. /A.S.) or equivalent in Biological Sciences or related discipline.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of one year 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.
  • ALAT certification preferred.
  • Regularly required to move about inside the laboratory, communicate and operate a computer.
  • Must frequently be able to remain in a stationary position while performing laboratory tasks and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, protective clothing and eye protection.
  • Work in a busy research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles.
  • Work with biological samples with risk of exposure to, zoonotic disease, and biohazards. 
  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to moderate depending upon the task being performed.



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 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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Equal Employment Opportunity

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


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