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Molecular Technologist

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Dublin, IE, D09

Job Summary

The Molecular Technologist will be required to process customer samples in the microbiology laboratory utilizing the various technology platforms including but not limited to bacterial 16S rDNA and fungal ITS2 sequencing and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and GMP compliance.

Job Qualifications

  • Conduct accurate processing of customer samples in accordance with current SOPs for DNA Sequencing and MALDI-TOF test methods.
  • Receive, unpack, log, and subculture customer samples according to current SOPs.
  • Aliquot and prepare reagents.
  • Perform test streaks for isolation, PCR, sequencing of customer samples and other laboratory processes including but not limited to mass spectrometry.
  • Perform continual maintenance, repair and cleaning of all laboratory equipment.
  • Perform pipette verification.
  • Provide backup for all laboratory functions when needed.
  • Dispose of microbe cultures, chemicals and glass in proper waste containers.
  • Collaborate with technical support to resolve discrepancies with customer samples.
  • Comply with all aspects of laboratory safety including safety stations, safety manuals, safety SOP, and MSDS sheets.
  • Suggest process improvements.
  • Perform or support special projects in the lab when needed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Competencies should include:

  • Commitment and flexibility
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Maintaining a safe & clean working environment.
  • Good level of IT skills.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. /B.S.) in Microbiology or related discipline required.
  • Experience: 0-3 years related experience in a laboratory setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: None.
  • Other: Must have working knowledge of the Quality System and Laboratory Information System. Must have ability to work in a fast paced and team oriented work environment. Strong attention to detail and accuracy required.

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 20,000 employees within 110 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 OpportunityCharles 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, or 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.

Job posted: 2024-03-11