Histology Lab Assistant 1:
Charles River Laboratories

25606-en_US
Charles River Laboratories
Frederick Maryland
Biotech
Description

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.

 

 

Performs basic laboratory support tasks.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in data recording.
  • Ensure the laboratory is clean and orderly.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Health & Safety standards, and department polices/procedures in the performance of all duties.
  • Receive, label, and store laboratory supplies.
  • Perform basic histology support procedures (documentation, solution preparation, labeling of cassettes, slides, and tissue bags, staining of slides with hematoxylin &eosin, etc.)
  • Assist with set up and maintenance of paraffin tissue processors.
  • Assist in ordering supplies.
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required.
  • Experience: None
  • Other: Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, accurately record data, follow verbal and written instructions, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and sponsors. Experience with computer software programs is preffered.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must regularly lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds; this includes work materials and equipment.
  • Must be able to perform laboratory procedures, which require talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in a research laboratory environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborn particles, working at noise levels ranging from quiet to moderately noisy.

COMMENTS:

  • May occassionally work weekend/holidays and/or rotating on-call schedule.

 

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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


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

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