Laboratory Assistant I - Fetal Evaluation Lab (Temp)

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Horsham, PA, US, 19044

Laboratory Assistant I - Fetal Evaluation Lab (Temp) Req ID #:  199871 Location: 

Horsham, PA, US, 19044 For 75 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.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly. Job Summary Must be available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (Flexible Start Time)

Perform basic laboratory and record-keeping tasks. Support the functions of the Fetal Evaluation/Necropsy labs. 


Assist in preparing for basic study prep. This may include preparing cage tags, fetus tags, cassettes, blood tubes, filling reagents and tracking weekly needs of bags/bottles needed per study

Assist technical personnel with clerical duties (e.g., filing, making copies, etc.).

Handle, restrain, and transfer small to medium size animals from one location to another.  

Label collection tubes and perform laboratory set-up/clean-up (e.g., dusting, mopping floors, emptying & filling feed jars, etc).

May be responsible for preparing simple lab solutions (e.g., buffers, media/common vehicles, bleach, and eye wash)).

May generate reports, master data sheets, forms and hand record data.

May record observations and measurements for basic lab/research task (e.g. behavioral evaluations).

Monitor and maintain inventory and stock assigned areas (e.g. PPE Stations, 1st aid boxes).

Operate basic lab equipment and perform routine maintenance as needed. 

Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

Perform limited troubleshooting and calibration of instruments as appropriate for assigned area.

Monitor inventory of reagents and supplies for preparing reagents. 

Transport, via company vehicles (truck, golf cart or car) supplies to multiple buildings (e.g. test articles, bio-hazard boxes, dry ice, reagents, etc

Assist with receipt of samples and complete tracking documentation. 

Restraint of animals as needed. Job Qualifications

Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred 

Experience:  None

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Certification/Licensure:  Must have valid, state-issued, driver’s license.

Other:  Must be detail-oriented and good verbal communication skills required. Basic computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office software.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate

Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ([email protected]) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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. 

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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2022-09-19 00:00:00

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