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Research Assistant I (Lab Sciences)

Job ID 170497 Job Location Reno, Nevada

Responsibilities

BASIC SUMMARY:

Generate and record data with minimal supervision in the performance of studies. Responsible for handling and processing samples, and performing accurate data collection and reporting. Perform laboratory tasks by various basic methods.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Perform basic laboratory procedures and collect and record/document research data in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), study protocols and company policies/practices. 
Under supervision may act as lead/primary technician on basic studies. 
Input, print and edit computer entries (e.g., laboratory data).
Prepare materials and data for shipment and archiving. 
Receive samples and complete tracking documentation. 
Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
Perform study preparation activities including collection tube labeling and room setup. 
Maintain clean work areas. 
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S) or equivalent in laboratory science or related discipline required.
Experience:  Zero to two years related experience in biology, chemistry/pharmacy, or similar lab environment GLP experience preferred.
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:  Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines. Basic understanding of study design and protocols; able to read basic study protocols and extract pertinent information. Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, accurately record data, follow verbal and written instructions, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and sponsors. Able to quickly learn and utilize computer programs as needed; previous computer experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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