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Laboratory Assistant

Company: Charles River
Location: Durham
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

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 Key Responsibilities:--- Assist in data recording--- Ensure the laboratory is clean & orderly--- Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Health & Safety standards & department policies/procedures in the performance of all duties--- Receive, label, & store laboratory supplies--- Perform basic histology support procedures (documentation, solution preparation, labeling of cassettes, slides, & tissue bags, staining of slides with hematoxylin & eosin, etc.)--- Assist with setup & maintenance of paraffin tissue processors--- Assist in ordering supplies--- Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements Minimum qualifications:--- HS Diploma or equivalent--- Must be able to must regularly lift, move, manipulate, &/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds--- 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 & company standards--- Requires close vision, color vision, depth perception, & the ability to adjust focus WORK ENVIRONMENT:--- 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 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 MandateCharles 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 (crrecruitment_US@crl.com) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River. About Safety AssessmentCharles 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.

Keywords: Charles River, Durham , Laboratory Assistant, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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