Engineering Technologist

Overview

For nearly 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 a Engineering Technologist for our Microbial Solutions site located in Charleston, SC
 
The Engineering Technologist will be responsible for the following:

  • Develops testing methodologies and approaches, and tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. 
  • Works closely with all members of Product Development, Instrument Service and Technical Service teams through all phases of the product life cycle. 
  • Prepares laboratory testing plans and test cases to support new product development, executes tests, documents issues and possible product or process improvements.  
  • Performs experiments, laboratory studies and other test methods to ensure the efficacy, robustness, and reliability of products developed within and for Microbial Solutions. 
  • Proficient general laboratory technique and microbiological testing strategies.
Minimum Requirements

    The following are Minimum Requirements for the Engineering Technologist position:

    • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent in Microbiology, Chemistry or Life Science field.
    • 0-2 years experience in related field, with understanding in reliability, product development and basic laboratory technique.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

    About Microbial Solutions
    Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.

     

    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