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Lab Assistant 1 – Technical Operations

Charles River Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Reno, NV posted October 2, 2022.

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 SummaryWe are seeking an experienced Lab Assistant for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, Nevada.BASIC SUMMARY:Perform basic laboratory and record-keeping tasks.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Wash and dry glassware and distribute to appropriate locations within the laboratory. Keep glass-washing area clean and organized. May sterilize glassware and other items using an autoclave. Label tubes, devices and containers and perform laboratory set-up/clean-up. Assist technical personnel with clerical duties (e.G., filing, making copies, etc.). Monitor inventory and stock assigned areas. May record observations and measurements for basic lab/research tasks. Operate basic lab equipment and perform routine maintenance as needed. Perform limited troubleshooting and calibration of instruments as appropriate for assigned area. May be responsible for preparing simple lab solutions (e.G., buffers, media/common vehicles). May generate reports, data, and forms. Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Perform all other related duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.). Experience: None. 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 communication skills required. Basic computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office software.Job QualificationsAbout Safety AssessmentCharles 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 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

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