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Technologist - PTS Quality Operations 1

For nearly 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 a Technologist for our Microbial Solutions PTS Quality Operations Department located Charleston, SC. The Technologist will conduct biological testing to support the manufacturing of products. 


The following are responsibilities related to the Technologist position:

  • Prepare and monitor tests and paperwork to support documentation of manufacturing under GMP and FDA requirements
  • Documenting activities and demonstration of proficiency in SOPs
  • Demonstrating proficiency of techniques and competency of various production testing operations 
  • Understand and comply with all SOP’s pertaining to specific area. Provide input into the creation/revision of SOP’s
  • Maintain accurate batch record paperwork and department records
  • Perform data review as needed
  • Assist in the training of departmental personnel
  • Perform set up and maintenance of testing instruments
  • Perform general departmental housekeeping tasks and adhere to all safety procedures
  • Perform PTS In-Process Testing
  • Perform PTS Cal Code Determination
  • Assist with PTS Lot investigations
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


The following are minimum requirements related to the Technologist position:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in Biology or related field and two (2) years’ experience in a lab setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Computer literacy must include word processing, spreadsheet and advanced math skills.
  • Attention to detail in all aspects of work is essential. 


The following are preferred qualifications related to the Technologist position:

  • experience with GMP products
  • Prior experience with laboratory operations.

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.


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

Salary Range
$27,000.00 - 37,000.00
per Year
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Charleston, SC 29407, US