Operations Associate 3 - $500 Sign on Bonus

Req ID #:  126371

Worcester, MA, US, 01608

For nearly 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 e perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

We are seeking an experienced Operations Associate 3 for our Discovery site located in Worcester, MA


This position is eligible for a $500 special sign on bonus.


The individual in this position will be responsible for supporting the operation of a bioanalytical laboratory.  This position requires attention to detail and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of people.  The position operates in a fast paced environment where the commitment to teamwork, quality, and speed is essential.


Somes of the responsibilities for this position include:

  • Handling of hazardous and flammable chemicals during preparation of laboratory solutions.
  • Moving, monitoring and general maintenance of temperature chambers (freezers/refrigerators) containing study samples.
  • Stocking laboratories and delivering consumables/chemicals/reagents to lab scientists.
  • Some shipping and receiving responsibilities, DOT training for hazardous materials shipping a plus.
  • Metrology program coordination and documentation responsibilities.
  • Managing hazardous and biohazardous waste streams.
  • Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice regulations (GLPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other duties as assigned.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Operations Associate 3 position.


  • Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.). Associate’s degree (A.A./A.S.) preferred.
  • Experience:  Minimum 4 years related experience related laboratory experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical 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.
  • Ability to work  effectively as a member of a team
  • Familiarity  with  Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel)
  • Ability to interact with others in a calm and professional manner
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while meeting timelines.


About Discovery

Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.


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 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.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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