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Research Assistant 1 (Analytical Chemistry)

Employer
Charles River Laboratories
Location
Ashland County, OH
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Sector
Science, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
Organization Type
Corporate
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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.
Job Summary
We are seeking a Research Assistant I for our Safety Assessment Group site located in Ashland, Ohio.

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.
  • 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.


The following are miminum requirements related to the Research Assistant I position.
  • 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.


About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.
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