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Laboratory Assistant Methods Development

Charles River Laboratories
Wayne County, PA
Closing date
Jan 17, 2022

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Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
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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 Assistant 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.

  • Performance of the following, as applicable:
    • prepare media and laboratory solutions;
    • prepare and titrate microbial and viral stocks;
    • prepare and stain spot slides;
    • prepare primers and probes;
    • isolate and purify DNA, RNA, and proteins
  • Perform daily cleaning and monitoring of laboratories and coordinate instrument maintenance; calibrate laboratory equipment; record laboratory temperature readings
  • Order, log-in and restock supplies; remove laboratory waste; coordinate shipments and maintain clear, accurate and timely documentation of all laboratory work
  • Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to company policies and procedures

  • Two years of related college coursework preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

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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