Laboratory Technician I

Charles River Laboratories - Wilmington, MA (30+ days ago)3.6


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 e perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician I for our Histology Department located in Wilmington, MA.

Performs technical tasks in the conduct of in vivo research studies or support services in accordance with good animal welfare practices. Prepares, collects and records research data and specimens in compliance with applicable regulations and SOPs. Process internal and external samples by performing basic histology procedures (trimming, embedding and sectioning). Reconcile customer paperwork with submission documentation to ensure accuracy. Make detailed observations and maintain documentation of all laboratory work. Comply with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and operating equipment and hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals and biological material according to laboratory safety policy.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Laboratory Technician I position.

Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biological sciences or related discipline.

Experience: 0 to 2 years related industry experience in a Pharmaceutical, Biotech, or Contract Research Organization laboratory environment

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above

Certification/Licensure: None

Other : Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology is preferred. Strong organization and prioritization skills are required. An attention to detail and accuracy is a must. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Employee must have the ability to communicate effectively in a small group or one-on-one setting. Basic Microsoft skills are required (for example, Word and Excel)

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition. As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.