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Laboratory Technician I - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 13 August 2017

Project Description

Company Statement

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.


We are seeking an experienced Laboratory Technician I, Health Monitoring for our RMS site located in Wilmington, MA

A Laboratory Technician I employee in the Health Monitoring department is responsible for the effective processing and accurate reporting of both internal and external samples to evaluate animal health status. Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and experience with handling animals in a research laboratory environment is preferred. Strong organization and prioritization skills are required. An attention to detail and accuracy is a must. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required.  Employee must have the ability to communicate effectively in a small group or one-on-one setting. Basic Microsoft skills are required (for example, Word and Excel).


The following are minimum requirements related to the Laboratory Technician I, Health Monitoring position.

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent in biological sciences or related discipline.
  • Experience:  0 to 2 years related technical experience in a Pharmaceutical, Biotech or Contract Research Organization laboratory environment 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Certification/Licensure: Certification from the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the minimal level of Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) is preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet