Research Assistant 1 (Molecular Biology) 1

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Skokie, IL, US, 60077

Research Assistant 1 (Molecular Biology) 1 Req ID #:  184372 Location: 

Skokie, IL, US, 60077 For 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.

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 We are seeking a Research Assistant 1, Molecular Biology for our Skokie, Illiniois Safety Assessment site.

Basic Summary: Responsible for performing moderately complex laboratory work in collaboration with Molecular Biology departmental staff, based on protocols and in compliance with SOPs and GLP regulations.  Primary responsibility will be performing assays ( DNA/RNA purification and quantitation, qPCR, qRT-PCR etc.) for validation and sample analysis studies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Perform simple Watson activities such as requesting and transferring of material. With guidance, drafts facility and study deviations. With guidance, performs DNA/RNA purifications, DNA/RNA quantitation using a NanoDrop Spectrophotometer, set-up qPCR/qRT-PCR reactions. With guidance, perform data analysis utilizing the QuantStudio™ Real ‑ Time PCR Software Follow plate map and create simple SA plate maps with guidance. Adhere to correct work-flow direction (primer/probe/master mix prep area to purification area to post PCR area). Record project data in accordance with GLP regulations and complete any related corrections. Set up basic laboratory equipment and instrumentation with guidance from senior technical staff. Perform all other related duties as assigned. Job Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: Education:   Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A) or equivalent in a scientific related discipline. Experience:    At least two years related laboratory experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical or contract laboratory environment.   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:   Demonstrated analytical and problem solving capabilities. Understanding of regulatory requirements of study types assigned, as well as Testing Facility SOPs and the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), as appropriate. Written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft® Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. and with standard laboratory calculations.

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 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring 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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


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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2022-06-21 00:00:00

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