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Laboratory Assistant

Req ID #: 220315

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Assist laboratory staff by performing routine laboratory tasks across multiple laboratories.

Assist laboratory staff by performing routine laboratory tasks across multiple laboratories.


  • Wash and dry glassware and distribute to appropriate locations within the laboratory. Keep laboratory area clean and organized. Sterilize glassware and other items using an autoclave.
  • Label tubes, devices and containers and perform laboratory set-up/clean-up.
  • Perform Daily, Weekly and Monthly balance calibrations.
  • Assist technical personnel with clerical duties (e.g., filing, making copies, etc.).
  • Assist with sample transfer between departments, departmental sample inventory, departmental sample disposal and update of applicable sample tracking in LIMS.
  • May be responsible for preparing simple lab solutions (e.g., buffers, media/common vehicles).
  • Inventory, order, restock and organize laboratory chemicals, parts and supplies; remove laboratory waste; interact with personnel from outside the department. 
  • May perform, under guidance, some basic Routine Laboratory testing which may include but are not limited to: 
  • Efficiently organize, prioritize and plan work schedule. 
  • Perform routine cleaning and monitoring of laboratories.  Maintain and document lab cleaning records.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to company policies and procedures. Actively participate in laboratory maintenance.
  • Comply with all pertinent regulatory standards regarding environment, equipment and testing services.
  • Make detailed observations and maintain clear, accurate and timely documentation of all laboratory work.
  • Compose high quality documentation including deviation reports and change control documentation under guidance. 
  • Follow all SOPs, General Protocols, CTMs and cGMP as they relate to specific tasks.
  • 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
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

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About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage Contact Research Organization (CRO). Here, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. With 100 sites around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our clients' unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

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