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Laboratory Technician I Molecular Biology

Southeastern, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Finance, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
For 75 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 a Laboratory Technician 1 for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located in Wayne, PA. You may be required to work a rotating shift schedule that may require weekend hours.

Responsible for performing daily laboratory tasks and client testing as they relate to Molecular Biology Testing Services under direct supervision.
  • Reagent preparation including buffers, chemical solutions, and media preparations according to standard test methods.
  • Perform tasks using aseptic techniques including work within a biological safety cabinet.
  • Participate in the general maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Conduct aseptic growth and/or manipulation of bacteria and yeast cells.
  • Make detailed observations and accurately and precisely record data, summarize data for reports and document all activities performed in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP)
  • Perform a variety of molecular biology laboratory experiments which requires various techniques such as: DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, reverse transcription, restriction endonuclease digestion, and agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Analyze data and create final reports containing the results from various experiments, tests, and procedures.
  • Perform the technical review of cGMP documents from testing batch records to various laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Must have strong time management skills to efficiently organize and plan daily tasks and assignments.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to company policies and procedures.
  • Follow all SOPs, STMs, and cGMP guidelines as they relate to specific tasks.

"The pay for this position is $22.00/hr. Note that salaries can vary based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location."
Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related discipline.
  • Experience: 0 to 1 year of related experience in a biological laboratory. Knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques required.
  • 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: Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time while performing laboratory tasks, reach with hands and arms, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, regularly communicate with others, and the ability to detect and differentiate colors.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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