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Technologist , Serology - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 02 May 2017

Project Description



Under direct supervision, perform sample receipt, sample preparation and testing as specified in SOPs. 


  • Assist  in the receipt of samples to be tested by the various serologic assays offered by the Serology Department.
  • Document sample receipt using the Central Receipt database.
  • Knowledge of various sample types and storage conditions.
  • Follow instructions on sample submission forms for sample organization.
  • Knowledge of proper sample dilution technique.
  • Transfer samples to holding plates either manually or with the aid of a sample transferring device.
  • Perform at least one serologic assay.
  • Operate and maintain pipettes.
  • May assist in the preparation of departmental media and diluents, including knowledge of proper labeling technique and storage conditions.
  • May assist in creating orders using LTM.
  • Share responsibility for maintaining appropriate inventory levels of departmental supplies.
  • Share responsibility for departmental housekeeping and adherence to established safety procedures.
  • May prepare samples for additional testing in another lab within the company or to an outside source.
  • Responsible for proficiency in all related department SOP’s with general knowledge of the lab processes.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education:  Associate’s degree (A.A./A.S.) or equivalent in Biological Sciences or related discipline
  • Experience: A minimum of one year related technical experience. 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: Knowledge of basic immunoassay methods and ability to operate typical laboratory equipment, specifically pipettes, centrifuges, microscopes and other laboratory equipment a plus.  Strong organizational and prioritization skills required. Attention to detail and accuracy a must.  Effective verbal and written communication skills required. Able to communicate effectively in a small group or one on one setting.  Basic Microsoft Office skills are required; specifically Word.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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