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Charles River

Technician I Molecular Biology

Post Date:Apr 16, 2018Type:Full-Time
Start Date:4/16/2018Salary:
Location:US-PA-Malvern Job Reference:35685
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related discipline.
  • Experience:
    • 0 to 1 year of related experience in a biological laboratory.  Knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques required.  
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:
    • None

Job Description:
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. 


Under direct supervision,  responsible for performing daily laboratory tasks as they relate to Molecular Biology Testing Services.


  • Prepare reagents including buffers, chemicals solutions, complex reaction mixtures and media preparation according to standard test methods (STM) and standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Perform tasks using aseptic techniques including working within a biological safety cabinet.
  • Participate in the general maintenance of all equipment related to the preparation of assay materials and the analysis of samples, and schedule repairs as required.  Perform any laboratory maintenance and/or monitoring as necessary.
  • Perform a variety of molecular biology laboratory experiments, tests, and procedures following well-defined techniques and guidelines, including isolation and analysis of DNA and RNA, PCR, RT-PCR, QF-PCR, restriction digests, agarose gel electrophoresis.
  • Perform DNA/RNA sequencing and analyze sequence data
  • Conduct aseptic growth and manipulation of bacteria, virus and mammalian cells.
  • Make detailed observations and accurately and precisely record data.  Summarize data for reports.  Document all activities performed in notebooks and test batch records in accordance with the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
  • Report results of experiments, tests and procedures, and analyze data.
  • Efficiently organize and plan daily activities.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to company policies and procedures.
  • Follow all SOPs, STMs, and cGMP guidelines as they relate to specific tasks.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

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Charles River

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