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Laboratory Technician I, (EG)- $750 sign-on bonus

Charles River Laboratories
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Conservation science
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Full time
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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.

Basic Summary

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician for our Biologics site located Shrewsbury, MA.

Under direct supervision, perform routine testing methods as specified in standard in-house SOPs, Client Test Methods and other written procedures.

  • Independently perform laboratory activities, including but not limited to:
    • reagent preparation,
    • laboratory cleaning,
    • maintenance/monitoring of laboratory equipment,
    • routine testing of client samples,
    • generation of routine cGMP and R&D reports.
  • Prepare reagents and test samples.
  • Analyze data and report results of experiments and procedures.
  • Update sample-tracking databases and maintain chemical inventory for the laboratory.
  • Develop understanding of processes and procedures used within the bioassay department. This includes understanding of various cell lines, purpose of test selection, necessary supplies and documentation expectations as well as developing the ability to trouble shoot and problem solve with scientific guidance.
  • Develop and maintain excellent pipetting skills
  • Become proficient in performing a number of different routine testing (analytical, bioassay, biophysical, mass spec testing methods)
  • Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with all pertinent regulatory standards regarding environs, equipment and testing services.
  • Compose high quality documentation including deviation reports and change control documentation under guidance.
  • Follow all SOPs, CTMs and cGMP as they relate to specific tasks.
  • Assist in training of Junior staff.
  • Maintain up to date training records on all procedures and protocols applicable to work duties.
  • Ability to work in a structured and regulated environment
  • Work productively in group situations as well as independently
  • Make detailed observations and maintain clear, detailed, accurate and timely documentation of all laboratory work.
  • Competently perform peer review of data
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biochemistry, chemistry, cellular/molecular biology or related discipline, or actively in pursuit of such a degree.
  • 0 to 2 years related industry experience in an analytical science area in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech or contract (CRO) 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
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills required. Attention to detail and accuracy a must.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to maintain communication across functional groups.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills are required.
  • Ability to understand and use internal software programs such as LIMS 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 and accurately operate laboratory pipettes.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • General laboratory working conditions.
  • Regularly wears protective clothing (cap, gloves, scrubs, lab coat, safety glasses).
  • Regularly works with or near toxic or caustic chemicals. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
  • Regularly works at a chemical fume hood.
  • May work with biohazards.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to unpleasant odors.
  • This position may require overtime, weekend, holiday, and/or after hours shift coverage, as needed.

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees.

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.

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.
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