Immunopathology Tech 1

Company Name: Charles River Laboratories

Location: Frederick, MD, US - 21701

Job Duration: 2021-05-04 to 2021-06-03


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.

Job Summary

Generate and record data with minimal supervision in the performance of basic tasks associated with or in support of immunopathology laboratory procedures. Responsible for handling and processing samples, and performing accurate data collection and reporting. 

•    Perform basic tasks associated with or in support of immunopathology laboratory procedures and collect and record/document research data in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), study protocols and company policies/practices. 
•    May handle unfixed human and animal tissues (e.g. preparation of frozen OCT-embedded tissue blocks and cryotomy).
•    May perform dilution calculations, basic chemistry, and limited problem solving.
•    Ensure the use of appropriate positive/negative tissue controls; fixations, staining procedures/techniques, and solution preparation.
•    Input, print and edit computer entries (e.g., laboratory data).
•    Receive samples and complete tracking documentation. 
•    Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
•    Perform study preparation activities including sample labeling and equipment verifications.

Job Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S) or equivalent relevant experience in laboratory science or related discipline required OR Equivalent Experience. 

•    Experience:  0 to 2 years related experience in biology, chemistry/pharmacy, or similar lab environment.
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Attention to detail and accuracy a must.  Must be able to communicate effectively with management, coworkers and sponsors.  Basic Microsoft Office skills are required

•    Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time while performing laboratory tasks.
•    Frequently required to walk, sit, stand, reach with hands and arms, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls in a repetitive manner.
•    Regularly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
•    Regularly uses close vision and the ability to adjust focus and detect and differentiate colors.
•    Must regularly communicate with employees/customers; must be able to exchange accurate information.
•    Employees must be able to lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 40 pounds occasionally; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or supplies.
•    Must be able to wear safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.  

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 300 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 17,000 employees within 90 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 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 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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