Education: Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. /B.S.) in Microbiology or related discipline required.
Experience: 0-3 years related experience in a laboratory setting.
•An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Other: Must have working knowledge of the Quality System and Laboratory Information System. Must have ability to work in a fast paced and team oriented work environment. Strong attention to detail and accuracy required.About the Company:
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.
Our collective efforts as One Charles River are the key to our success, and we know that every person is important. Every day, each of us plays a critical role in making a difference in the quality of people's lives.
From our animal technicians and security guards to our business managers and executive team, we’re working together to support better, safer and more effective research.
Shift is 10:00 am to 6:30 pm Monday thru Friday
Process customer samples in the microbiology laboratory utilizing the various technology platforms including but not limited to bacterial 16S rDNA and fungal ITS2 sequencing, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and ribotyping. Ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and GMP compliance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Conduct accurate processing of customer samples in accordance with current SOPs.
•Receive, unpack, log, and subculture customer samples according to current SOPs.
•Aliquot and prepare reagents.
•Perform test streaks for isolation, PCR, sequencing of customer samples and other laboratory processes including but not limited to mass spectrometry and ribotyping.
•Perform continual maintenance, repair and cleaning of all laboratory equipment.
•Perform pipette verification.
•Operate and maintain laser cutter.
•Provide backup for all laboratory functions when needed.
•Dispose of microbe cultures, chemicals and glass in proper waste containers.
•Collaborate with technical support to resolve discrepancies with customer samples.
•Comply with all aspects of laboratory safety, safety stations, safety manuals, safety SOP, and MSDS sheets.
•Suggest process improvements.
•Perform or support special projects in the lab when needed.
•Perform all other related duties as assigned