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Incredible Opportunity: Join Charles River as a Research Assistant in Molecular Biology for Cutting-Edge Research! Apply Now!

Charles River Research Assistant in Molecular Biology

About Charles River

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development, and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. Join our family to make a significant impact on global health and well-being. Whether your expertise lies in life sciences, finance, IT, sales, or other areas, your skills will contribute to our mission. We provide opportunities for career growth and fulfillment.

Job Summary

Serve as research technician for conducting basic to moderately complex molecular biology assays to support pre-clinical safety and toxicity studies. Perform DNA/RNA purification and quantitation, qPCR, qRT-PCR, etc., in compliance with SOPs and GLP regulations. Work with scientific staff to develop new methods and conduct assay validation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform routine molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA purification, quantitate DNA/RNA, and set up qPCR/qRT-PCR/dd-RT-PCR reactions with supervision.
  • Assist in sample analysis and preparation of study data tables.
  • Collaborate with scientific staff on method development and validation experiments.
  • Maintain study notebooks and ensure timely submission for audit.
  • Review peer documentation for quality control.
  • Prepare responses to internal Quality Assurance audits.
  • Conduct laboratory procedures and document research data following GLPs, SOPs, and company policies.
  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Keep work areas clean.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

The pay range for this position is between $25.00 and $26.00 per hour. Salaries may vary within the range based on experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

Job Qualifications


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences or related discipline required.
  • Experience: Zero to two years related experience in biology, chemistry/pharmacy in a contract lab or similar environment.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
  • Certification/Licensure: None required.
  • Other: Ability to perform standard laboratory calculations, knowledge of GLPs and federal regulations, effective team member, accurate data recording, good communication skills.

Ready to contribute to cutting-edge research? Apply for the Research Assistant I – Molecular Biology position at Charles River.


Keywords: Research Assistant, Molecular Biology, Charles River, Life Sciences, GLP Regulations, Laboratory Techniques.

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