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Charles River Laboratories Preprocessing Support Technician - PCR, MDX in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Preprocessing Support Technician - PCR, MDX

Req ID #: 217544


Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For 75 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 Summer PCR Lab Technicianwork with our Molecular Diagnostics Group at our Wilmington location.

This is a seasonal opportunity only

The Lab Technician will be responsible for performing tasks in support of the PCR testing laboratory.


  • Support laboratory operations, specifically:

  • Supply stocking

  • Assist with Laboratory Sample receipt. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Retrieve samples from Central Receipt

  • Reconcile customer paperwork with submission form to ensure accuracy

  • Test batch creation

  • Sample review

  • Use and maintain department equipment with assistance from senior staff.

  • Make detailed observations and maintain documentation of all laboratory work.

  • Ability to work in a structured and regulated environment.

  • Work productively in group situations as well as independently.

  • Assist in reporting departmental exceptions to the manager or designee as instructed.

  • Share responsibility for departmental housekeeping and adherence to established safety procedures.

  • Responsible for proficiency in all related department SOP’s, with general knowledge of the laboratory processes.

  • Maintain skills in using computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and others as the need arises.

  • Adhere to all departmental SOPs, policies, safety procedures and protocols.

  • Remain organized in a fast-paced environment.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or GED (General Education Degree).

  • Currently enrolled in a Science based program preferred, not required.

  • Basic lab skills preferred.

  • Strong organization and prioritization skill.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a small group or one-on-one setting.

  • Proficient in computers: (ie: MS Office Suite).

The hourly pay rate for this position is $17.00. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

About Research Models & Services

Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition. As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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.

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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