What you’ll do
Full Time 40 Hours/Week
Perform basic laboratory and record-keeping tasks. Support the functions of the in-life, necropsy and formulation/analytical groups.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Wash and dry glassware and distribute to appropriate locations within the laboratory. Keep
- Label collection tubes and perform laboratory set-up/clean-up (e.g., dusting, mopping floors,
- Perform basic husbandry duties such as liner changes or filling of feed jars.
- Verify and record the temperature of assigned refrigerators or freezers.
- Assist in the archiving of study-specific samples (e.g. back-up formulations, biological liquids or animal tissues).
- Assist in preparing for animal arrivals. This may include preparing cages (attaching water lines, feed jars, cage tag holders), ensuring sippers work, ensuring cages are appropriate for species being housed and placing cage tags on the holders.
- Process biological samples (e.g. plasma, serum, whole blood, urine, etc.) for possible analysis.
- Assist technical personnel with clerical duties (e.g., filing, making copies, cage tags, etc.).
- Monitor and maintain inventory and stock assigned areas (e.g. PPE Stations, 1st aid boxes).
- May record observations and measurements for basic lab/research task (e.g. behavioral
- Handle, restrain, and transfer small to medium size animals from one location to another.
- Operate basic lab equipment and perform routine maintenance as needed.
- Perform limited troubleshooting and calibration of instruments as appropriate for assigned area.
- May be responsible for preparing simple lab solutions (e.g., buffers, media/common vehicles, bleach, and eye wash)).
- May generate reports, master data sheets, forms and hand record data.
- Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs) and
- Transport, via company vehicles (truck, golf cart or car) supplies to multiple buildings (e.g. test articles, bio-hazard boxes, dry ice, reagents, etc
The pay range for this position is $19.00 an hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.
What you’ll need
- Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).
- Experience: None.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Other: Must be detail-oriented and have general familiarity with lab procedures. Good verbal communication skills required. Basic computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office software.
- Employees must be able to regularly lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold animals and heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or
- Must be able to regularly push wheeled carts weighing up to 1200 pounds on a repetitive basis each day over distances of approximately 1- 100 feet.
- Must be able to perform procedures, which require standing or sitting for long periods of
- Must be able to regularly move about the facility to access file cabinets, office machinery, and other buildings.
- Regularly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a
- Regularly uses laboratory instruments.
- Must be able to work in narrow spaces.
- Must be able to wear safety equipment (PPE), as needed, according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
- Must be able to regularly stoop, bend, kneel, stand or reach up with hands and arms to
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth
- Must be able to communicate with employees, exchanging accurate information.
- Works in a research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around
- The employee is regularly exposed to live animals with risk of exposure to allergens, zoonotic disease, and biohazards.
This position requires overtime, weekend, holiday, and/or after hours shift coverage as needed.
What you get
- Mental/Dental/Vision Plans
- Vacation and Holiday
- 401(k) with Company Match
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Value Added Programs
- Employee discount program
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Recognition and Referral Program
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Fitness Reimbursement and Wellness Programs
- Paid Volunteer Time Off
- Parental Leave
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.Learn More