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Clinical Pathology Technician 1 - Sample Processing Lab (2nd Shift)

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 an experienced Clinical Pathology Technician 1 for our Safety Assessment site located in Ashland, Ohio.

Performs technical laboratory activities in support of client studies or procedures. Performs analysis of data for quality and completeness and determines if results are as expected. Records data in compliance with company and regulatory policies and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements.  Prepare study materials and study books prior to clinical pathology bleeding days. Operate basic to moderately complex analyzers (e.e., hematology and co-ag analyzers) and process toxicokinetic samples. Assist in the performance and review of study ordered parameters and computer input of raw data.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Prepare materials needed, including tubes, study books and appropriate paperwork prior to clinical pathology bleeding days.
  • Perform and record macroscopic urinalysis and fecal analysis; prepare blood slide smears, with supervision.
  • Process and check clinical pathology samples for analysis.
  • Enter raw data into the computer system.
  • Inventory and package differential blood slides and all biological samples for each study for shipment or storage. Notify recipient of shipment and distribute paperwork.
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
  • Perform daily maintenance and quality control of minimal to moderately complex analyzers, with minimal supervision.
  • Assist with inventory of laboratory supplies.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



The following are minimum requirements related to the Clinical Pathology Technician I position.

  • Education:  High school diploma or General Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.). Bachelor’s preferred (B.S) or equivalent in animal or life science or health-related discipline preferred.
  • Experience:  1 year of related experience in a clinical pathology laboratory preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Other:  Experience with computer software programs is required.  Proficient in basic technical skills and the operation of data collection equipment. Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations and guidelines relating to the care of laboratory animals. Basic understanding of study design and protocols. GLP environment requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and accurate record keeping competencies

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


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

Salary Range
$35,000.00 - 77,000.00
per Year
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Ashland, OH 44805, US