Sample Management Technician I


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 a Sample Management Technician I for our Safety Assessment Group located in Skokie, IL.

Job Summary

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.


  • Package biological samples and ensure accurate completion of all required documentation for
  • the shipment (i.e.: verify shipping lists against samples).
  • Prepare shipping documentation and assist in preparation of CITES permits as needed. 
  • Fax
  • shipping documentation to sponsors as needed.
  • Prepare domestic and international packages according to applicable guidelines.
  • Deliver packages to a carrier/shipper as needed.
  • Notify Study Directors, Study Supervisors, and sponsors of FedEx tracking numbers and verify
  • that packages have arrived at their destinations.
  • Handle all details required for shipment of samples (receiving, storage, inventory and
  • verification) using Study protocol or Sponsor guidance documents.
  • Log samples in and out of storage via LIMS system or other determined process (i.e.: manual
  • data collection).
  • Manage check in/out process of samples required for analysis and return samples to the
  • appropriate storage condition when analysis is complete.
  • May prepare sample inventories and sample verification for maintained, archived, and sample
  • requests/receipts.
  • Perform data-entry to maintain the database for biological samples inventory.
  • Maintain freezer/refrigerator recording charts and all associated documentation.
  • File study data and generate box labels.
  • Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs) and
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required.
  • Experience: 1 year related experience in a life science laboratory.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory
  • substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: None.
  • Other: Must be detail oriented and have general familiarity with lab procedures. Good verbal
  • and written communication skills required. 
  • Basic computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft
  • Office and Excel software. 
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet timelines.



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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

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 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet