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QC Associate I - Environmental Monitoring - 4 - 10 hour shifts, Thursday - Sunday from 8am - 6pm

Req ID #: 221773

Rockville, Maryland, USA

About this job

At Charles River Laboratories, we are looking for a highly motivated and energetic candidate to join our growing business in the CMO industry. The QC Associate I – Environmental Monitoring will perform microbiological testing, static and dynamic viable and non-viable monitoring of classified clean room areas to support planned or in process manufacturing processes. This position, as well as all positions in the Charles River team will require demonstration of Charles River DNA “Characteristics and Behaviors” (Care, Lead, Own and Collaborate).

At Charles River Laboratories, we are looking for a highly motivated and energetic candidate to join our growing business in the CMO industry. The QC Associate I – Environmental Monitoring will perform microbiological testing, static and dynamic viable and non-viable monitoring of classified clean room areas to support planned or in process manufacturing processes. This position, as well as all positions in the Charles River team will require demonstration of Charles River DNA “Characteristics and Behaviors” (Care, Lead, Own and Collaborate).

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Performs viable and non-viable environmental monitoring in a static and dynamic environment.
  • Perform water quality analysis testing such as TOC and conductivity testing.
  • Demonstrate excellent aseptic technique and clean room gowning practices required for working in Grade C, B and A spaces.
  • Perform bioburden testing per current cGMP guidelines to facilitate in process product development and raw material release.
  • Perform growth promotion, microbial identification, pure colony streak plate isolation, biological indicator testing in a controlled BSL2 environment. 
  • Complete relevant data entry requirements in accordance with current data integrity expectations and the ALCOA principals
  • Assist in laboratory investigations, environmental monitoring excursions and deviations.
  • Participate and facilitate on-going lab excellence initiatives as directed by the Senior QC Analyst or area management. 
  • Must be able to pass visual acuity examination, including colorblindness, to perform visual inspection of drug products.
•    Core hours for this position will be Thursday through Sunday, 0800 to 1800. 

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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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