Sample Technician 1 $500 Sign on Bonus

Company Name: Charles River Laboratories

Location: Worcester, MA, US - 01608

Job Duration: 2022-01-14 to 2022-02-13


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

We are seeking an entry level Sample Technician  1 for our Discovery site located in Worcester, MA


This position is eligible for a $500 special sign on bonus.


The individual in this position will be responsible for supporting the operation of a bioanalytical laboratory.  This position requires attention to detail and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of people.  The position operates in a fast paced environment where the commitment to teamwork, quality, and speed is essential. Compile required documentation and package biological samples for shipping.  Responsible for managing the inventory of biological samples, study data and equipment within the Sample Management group.


Some of the responsibilities for this position include:

  • Receive, accession, log in, track & dispose of samples and all study related materials
  • Monitor all temperature chambers thru Amega monitoring system
  • Create study and Compound ID’s thru our LIMS system
  • Work and collaborate with study coordinators, Principal investigators and scientific staff of any and all discrepancies/notations during sample receipt process
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. 
  • Be able to work independently as well as in a team setting

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Sample Technician 1 position.


Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.). Associate’s degree (A.A./A.S.) preferred.
Experience:  Minimum of 1 year related experience 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.
Ability to work  effectively as a member of a team
Familiarity  with  Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel)
Ability to interact with others in a calm and professional manner
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
Ability to organize and prioritize work while meeting timelines.

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 ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 320 patents and 74 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.

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, or national origin. Veteran or Disability

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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