Lab Coordinator II:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Worcester West

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 e perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


We are seeking an experienced Laboratory Coordinator II for our Discovery site located in Worcester, MA

The individual in this position will be responsible for managing biological samples and reference standards within the In Vivo lab coordination group.  This position requires attention to detail and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with a variety of people as well as the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  A commitment to team work, quality and professionalism is essential.


Job duties and responsibilities  for this position include: Receipt and accessioning biological samples and  reference standards, Sample storage, Data-entry into Nestsuite ;Assisting with  coordination of delivery and return of samples and reference standards to sponsors ;setting up courier and FedEx shipments ;Communication of sample receipt problems to the responsible Principle Investigator, Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice regulations (GLPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other duties as assigned.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Laboratory Coordinator II  position.


  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in a Life Science Laboratory
  • Ability to work  effectively as a member of a team
  • Familiarity  with  Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel)
  • Ability to interact with others in a calm and professional manner
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while meeting timelines.



Who May Apply


The policy of Charles River Laboratories is to provide advancement opportunities to all qualified employees within the company through transfers or promotions.
Regular Full and Part Time employees may apply for a Job Posting if they meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Internal Job Posting policy.
Regular Full and Part Time Employees must complete at least twelve months of continuous active service in their position prior to applying.
Regular Full and Part Time Employees are eligible to participate in the Job Posting Process if their current overall performance appraisal rating is equivalent to "satisfactory" or better.
Regular Full and Part Time Employees cannot be in any stage of a disciplinary action.
Regular Full and Part Time Employees on leave of absence are not eligible to apply.


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 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.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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