Lab Assistant Microbiology

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Malvern, PA, US, 19355

Lab Assistant Microbiology Req ID #:  179382 Location: 

Malvern, PA, US, 19355 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. Basic Summary Charles River Labs is growing and we want you to be a part of that growth. Take your first step toward a new career!

All new hires will receive a sign on bonus of $750.


We are seeking a (Microbiology Laboratory Assistant) for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located in Malvern, PA. You may be required to work a rotating shift schedule that may require weekend hours.

The responsibilities of this role as Microbiology Laboratory Assistant will be specific to the Micro Testing and Sterile Services division of the Microbiology department. Daily activities and responsibilities of this role will include but is not limited to laboratory cleanings, solution prep, and room and equipment monitoring.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performance of the following as applicable: prepare media and laboratory solutions; prepare and titrate microbial and viral stocks; prepare and stain spot slides. Perform cleaning and monitoring of laboratories and equipment. Order, log in, and restock supplies Remove laboratory waste Coordinate shipments Make detailed observations and maintain clear, accurate and timely documentation of all laboratory work. Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to company policies and procedures. Actively participate in laboratory maintenance. Efficiently organize, prioritize, and plan work schedule. Interact with personnel in and outside of department.  Assist with cleanroom cleanings. Perform all other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Two years of related college coursework preferred. Related experience preferred An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Knowledge of cGMPs or regulatory affairs pertaining to the pharmaceutical and biological industries is a plus.   Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to maintain communication across biological functional groups.   Able to communicate effectively (oral and written) in a small group or one on one setting.   Basic Microsoft Office skills are a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to regularly wear safety equipment and clothing in compliance with OSHA regulations and company SOPs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Regularly record data by hand or on a computer terminal. Must be able to regularly stand approximately 4 hours a day. Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. Must be able to regularly communicate with other personnel and sponsors regarding all aspects of the day to day operations of the Laboratory. Must be able to regularly read and follow Standard Operating Procedures. Regularly stand, walk, bend, reach overhead, push/pull and occasionally lift/carry objects of up to 50 lbs.

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 Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

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 - 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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2022-06-22 00:00:00

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