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Laboratory Research Technician I

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 currently looking for a Laboratory Research Technician I for our Morrisville, North Carolina location. 


This person will perform technical tasks in the conduct of in vivo research studies or support services in accordance with good animal welfare practices. Prepare, collect and record research data and specimens in compliance with applicable regulations and SOPs. Other duties include: 

  • Perform routine cell passages, maintain cell inventory and cryo-preserve cell lines.
  • Perform in vitro assays.
  • Collect, analyze, and prepare data.
  • Review study; provide feedback on accuracy of materials and report results to senior research staff.
  • Perform general maintenance and cleaning of laboratory equipment.
  • Perform CBC analysis on Cell Dyn 3700.
  • Assure all written documentation containing raw data has been properly processed before closing study folder upon study completion.
  • Inventory, re-stock and order supplies with the approval of manager.
  • Provide assistance to research associates as assigned.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications for this role are:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biology or related field.
  • Preference of 1 year experience in a pharmaceutical support laboratory (tissue culture, formulation, in vitro assays, etc) and experience in the collection and entry of data. Experience with mammalian cell culture and sterile technique preferred.
  •  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.


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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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.


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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet