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Research Associate 1 Cell Bank Manufacturing

Charles River Laboratories
Malvern, PA
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Science, Life Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research Associate
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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 Research Associate for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located in Malvern, PA. You may be required to work a flexible schedule as needed to support Mammalian Cell and Virus/Vaccine Banking operations.

This individual will be responsible for leading a subgroup of the Manufacturing Services department, responsible for Mammalian cell banking activities as well as Virus and Vaccine operations.

  • Draft protocols for client-specific projects. Assist with client communication, project tracking, and coordination.
  • Efficiently organize, plan, and execute daily desk/laboratory activities and provide technical guidance and training to less experienced technicians.
  • Conduct aseptic growth and manipulation of virus and mammalian cells in the laboratory and clean room.
  • Perform cell-based Virology experiments, and transfer and lead work in the clean room environment under cGMP conditions.
  • Troubleshoot unexpected/invalid results, prioritize workload and solve moderately complex problems.

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related discipline.
  • 3-5 years of virus or cell culture bioprocessing experience at laboratory or production scale required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Demonstrated strong technical writing, oral communication and organizational skills desired.
  • Strong computer skills, problem solving and attention to detail.
  • Must be proficient in the use of typical software tools.
  • Familiarity with data management required.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

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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