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Seasonal Necropsy Technician

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Horsham, PA, US, 19044

Seasonal Necropsy Technician Req ID #:  212674 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


Independently perform moderate necropsy functions. Prepare and review documentation and perform quality control review of study data. Provide expertise in the area of necropsy to other staff and visitors as needed.


Independently perform specialized necropsy procedures (collection of tissues for special procedures, perfusion fixation, fetal evaluation, specialized dissection, neurodissection, photography, etc.).

Learn/know correct anatomic terms.

Prepare responses to audits, deviations, and other documentation from internal and external reviews of data.

Act as lead technician on multiple studies of moderate complexity adhering to deliverable dates. 

Independently perform moderate necropsy procedures (dissection, tissue collection and sample collection, etc.)

Review laboratory documents for accuracy, completeness and compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), and study specific requirements.

May serve as a source for pathology related study information, which may require attendance of study meetings and/or conduct of meetings.

Prepare study specific procedure documentation.

Perform method development experiments, trouble shoot technical challenges, and/or offer solutions to technical challenges.

Ensure raw data records are accurate, complete, and in appropriate order, and meet protocol specifications and/or GLP requirements.  Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.  Prepare data forms for routine and specialized study procedures.  

Collect and record research data and biological specimens in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices Regulations (GLP), study protocols and SOP’s.

Perform all other related duties as assigned.

  Job Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required.  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a biological science preferred.

Experience:  1+ years of Necropsy laboratory experience.

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

Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the ALAT level preferred.

Other:  Demonstrate technical and analytical skills.  Effective communication and retention skills.  Ability to handle a variety of laboratory animals.  Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, accurately record data, follow verbal and written instructions, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and sponsors.  Proficient  in the operation of data collection equipment.  Understanding of basic, and moderate study design and protocols.  Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.  Experience with computer software programs is preferred. Computer literacy including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.  Placement at this level requires successful completion/competency of the required tasks of the positions preceding this level and continued ability to perform those tasks are required.  


Employees must be able to lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or animals.

Must be able to perform laboratory procedures, which require, talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Works in a research laboratory environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at noise levels ranging from quiet to moderately noisy.


May occasionally work weekend/holidays and/or rotating on-call schedule.


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. 


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 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 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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Job posted: 2022-12-05