Veterinary Pathologist - Medical Device

Req ID #:  160081

Boisbriand, Quebec, CA, J7H 1N8

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary


As a Veterinary Pathologist 2, Medical Device for our team located in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada, you will mainly be responsible for tissue evaluation and interpretation of assigned studies. Your contribution will ensure the health of our animals, as well as the integrity of our pre-clinical studies.


In this role, primary responsibilities include: 


  • Interact with clients to assure satisfaction.

  • Perform macroscopic and microscopic tissue evaluations and interpretation of assigned studies, including interpretation of high-resolution radiography, microCT and histomorphometry results. 

  • Assist with necropsy supervision.

  • Write comprehensive report narratives detailing all medical devices effects.

  • Work with study directors, as needed, to ensure that the data is accurately integrated into the study reports.

  • May participate in pathology working group (PWG) as an observer.

  • Provide training, technical guidance and leadership to laboratory staff and may provide training, guidance, and leadership to less experienced pathologists.

  • May serve as a consultant in pathology-related issues.

  • May provide scientific expertise for experimental design and other aspects of research studies, as needed.

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge in medical device pathology (e.g., attendance at pathology meetings).

  • Participate in the global CRL committees/projects, as needed.


Key Elements


If you possess the following qualifications, we will train you in the rest:


  • Doctorate degree (D.V.M/V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine.
  • Minimum of 3 years of pathology experience post residency. 
  • Working knowledge of clinical pathology preferred; specialized training and/or experience in medical device pathology preferred.
  • Board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (A.C.V.P.) or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (E.C.V.P) required to enter the level grade. 
  • Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.
  • Ability to work on problems of diverse scope in which analysis of data requires evaluation of multiple factors.
  • Ability to exercise judgement within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods or techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Working knowledge of related computer applications.

Role Specific Information: 

Location: Boisbriand.
Schedule: Onsite with Hybrid possibility.

Why Charles River? 


  • Competitive benefits as of the hiring. We pay up to 85% of premiums (health & dental coverage)  
  • Relocation amount and assistance.
  • Retention Bonus.
  • Paid development training.
  • Paid ACVP / ECVP yearly license.
  • Employee and family assistance program.
  • Access to a doctor and various health professionals (telemedicine).
  • 4 weeks’ vacation & 10 Personal days per year.
  • Many social activities.


If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us, THIS IS YOUR MOMENT!  


IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Safety Assessment
Charles 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 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 


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 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

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 [email protected]. 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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