QC Associate:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Charleston North Carolina

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.




Ensure the quality and integrity of product by testing incoming materials, excipients and final product.  Perform environmental monitoring of LAL (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) and Crude Lysate production areas to ensure appropriate conditions are maintained.  Perform Crude Lysate recovery procedures during the Bleeding Season. Attention to detail in all aspects of work is essential.



  • Collect samples from production lots to ensure Quality Control testing and Retention storage requirements are met.
  • Routinely perform Quality Control release testing of incoming materials and supplies; formulation excipients; final LAL and accessory products.  Compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Specifications and Good Manufacturing Practices must be met.
  • Evaluate media via Growth Promotion testing.
  • Review of Quality Control data.
  • Order and maintain laboratory supplies.
  • Develop and review Controlled Documents such as Standard Operating Procedures and Specifications.
  • Assist in the execution of protocols.
  • Perform testing to support the long-term stability program.
  • Perform Internal Audits.
  • Interact with customers to support customer audits.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Education:  Bachelors degree (BA/BS) in a scientific discipline or related field
  • Experience: One to two years experience with GMP products preferred. Prior experience with laboratory operations and auditing preferred.
  • Certification/Licensure: None
  • Other: Computer literacy must include word processing, spreadsheet and advanced math skills.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

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.

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

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