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Laboratory Technician II

Req ID #:  38599

Woburn, MA, US, 01801

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.


We are seeking an experienced Laboratory Technician II – Analytical Services for our Biologics group located in Woburn, MA.


In this position, the Laboratory Technician II will perform analytical methods independently as specified in standard in-house SOPs and Client Test Methods and other written procedures.  Under direct supervision, perform method development work as assigned.  In addition, perform reagent preparation and laboratory maintenance/monitoring, prepare reagents and test samples, and analyze data and report results of experiments and procedures. For both GMP and R&D grade routine testing, generate analytical data and technical report(s) on-time with respect to internal and client deadlines and maintain a weekly schedule to ensure all timelines are met.  May be required to co-ordinate laboratory functions such as updating of sample-tracking databases and maintenance of consumable or HPLC column inventory(s).  Must 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.  Perform assay and equipment troubleshooting under guidance from senior members of the group.  Compose high quality written reports such as deviation reports and change control documentation under guidance. Review and edit SOPs, protocols and testing documentation.  


Perform routine testing in techniques such as the following with a high degree of reliability, efficiency and accuracy:

  • Electrophoretic analyses
  • Immunochemistry analyses
  • Chromatographic analyses
  • Residual/Excipient analyses
  • N-terminal sequencing analyses


The following are minimum requirements related to the Laboratory Technician II – Analytical Development position.

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biochemistry, chemistry or related discipline.
  • 1 to 3 years related industry experience in an analytical science area in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech or contract laboratory environment. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Knowledge of cGMPs or regulatory affairs pertaining to the pharmaceutical and biological industries is preferred.  Knowledge of basic protein /peptide analytical techniques and ability to operate typical laboratory equipment, specifically HPLC, Plate Reader, CE, spectrophotometer and other laboratory equipment required.  Strong organizational and prioritization skills required. Attention to detail and accuracy a must.  Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to maintain communication across functional groups. Able to communicate (verbal and written) effectively in a small group or one on one setting.  Basic Microsoft Office skills are required. 
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time while performing laboratory tasks.
  • Regularly observes, inspects, and interprets laboratory experiments, requiring close vision and the ability to adjust focus and detect and differentiate colors.
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand, reach with hands and arms, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Frequently operate laboratory pipettes.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must regularly communicate with employees; must be able to exchange accurate information.
  • General laboratory working conditions.
  • Regularly wears protective clothing (cap, gloves, scrubs, lab coat, and safety glasses).
  • Regularly works with or near toxic or caustic chemicals, may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
  • Regularly works in a chemical fume hood.
  • Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Frequently works with biohazards.
  • May be exposed to unpleasant odors.
  • The employee may work with sharp objects (i.e. needles, glass pipettes, pipet tips).
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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). With more than 50 years of experience, the Charles River Biologics Testing team has the proven knowledge, expertise and capacity to address challenging projects from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. We provide tailored global testing and manufacturing services to help accelerate drug development from concept to product release. Our primary emphasis is on quality, which is enforced through continual training and internal audit programs to ensure that our practices are in compliance with global regulatory guidelines. We support clients throughout the Biologic development cycle, from discovery through pre-clinical and clinical studies to marketed product release. 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


Nearest Major Market: Woburn
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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