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Charles River Laboratories Sample Coordinator 1 in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Sample Coordinator 1

Req ID #: 116320


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.

Job Summary

We are seeking aSample Coordinatorfor ourRADS Departmentlocated inWilmington, MA.

TheSample Coordinator is responsible for the receipt and organization of internal and external samples designated for testing by the RADS Laboratories.

Shift: Monday - Friday


  • Under direct supervision, unpack and inventory sample boxes.

  • Reconcile customer paperwork with submission documentation to ensure accuracy.

  • Under direct supervision record all incoming sample shipments and contents of those shipments in the laboratory data management system.

  • Under direct supervision create customer orders in the laboratory data management system.

  • Assist with dispersing received samples to the correct testing departments.

  • Under direct supervision identify sample submission issues/errors from external clients and report those inaccuracies to senior personnel.

  • Prepare communications to internal clients regarding basic sample issues.

  • Assist with coordinating shipments from the laboratory.

  • Assist designated departments with sample transfers from Health Monitoring.

  • Organize and prepare case materials for sample processing such as plates, blood tubes, etc.

  • Prepare reagents as necessary.

  • 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 receiving 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 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.

  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • 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.

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