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Charles River Laboratories Laboratory Technician - Avian Bioassays (Temporary) in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Laboratory Technician - Avian Bioassays (Temporary)

Req ID #: 108512


Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

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

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position,a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

We are seeking atemporary Laboratory Technician - Avian Bioassays to work with ourRADS groupat ourWilmington location.

*This is a full-time, temporary assignment.

TheLaborary Technicianwill be responsible for the effective processing and reporting of both internal and external samples by various serologic and cell culture based assays as specified by departmental SOPs.


  • Under direct supervision, perform laboratory assays including but not limited to the routine testing of SPF flocks and client samples by the various serologic methods in compliance with departmental SOPs


  • IFA

  • MFIA

  • HAI

  • AGP

  • SPA

  • in ovo and in vitro culture methods

  • Reconcile customer paperwork with submission documentation to ensure accuracy.

  • Generate customized associated computer reports; submit test results for approval and filing data.

  • Perform routine cell culture on mammalian and avian cells.

  • Perform special assignments where it pertains to Quality Control and testing operations.

  • Handle biological materials from multiple animal species which may require biosafety level two (BSL-2) precautions.

  • Prepare and maintain appropriate levels of various laboratory reagents including buffers, cell culture media and reagents for Immunoassays.

  • Maintain complete, detailed, accurate and timely reports/records.

  • Ability to work in a structured and regulated environment.

  • Work productively in group situations as well as independently.

  • Assist in reporting departmental exceptions to the manager or designee as instructed.

  • Share responsibility for departmental housekeeping and adherence to established safety procedures.

  • Responsible for proficiency in all related department SOP’s, with general knowledge of the laboratory processes.

  • Maintain skills in using computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and others as the need arises.

  • Maintain up to date training records on all procedures and protocols applicable to work duties.

  • Adhere to all departmental SOPs, policies, safety procedures and protocols.

  • Remain organized in a fast-paced environment.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


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

  • 0 to 2 years related technical 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

  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in Computers (IE: MS Office Suite).


  • Experience in immunoassays and cell culture.

  • Knowledge of basic immunoassay methods and ability to operate typical laboratory equipment, specifically pipettes, spectrophotometer, centrifuges, microscopes and other laboratory equipment.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position.If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.

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.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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. We have proudly supported the development of 85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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