Animal Health Technician - Boisbriand

Req ID #:  143397

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

We are looking for an animal health technician to join our InVivo team located in Boisbriand QC.


How will you have an impact?

Our mission to make people’s lives better is what drives us. When you join our global family, you'll be significantly impacting the health and wellbeing of people across the world. 
As animal health technician, you will be responsible for the well-being of our laboratory animals. Invivo department is responsible for ensuring animal welfare and the integrity of our pre-clinical studies, which mainly involve medical devices.


Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent integration program for our new employees as well as many internal development opportunities. You will have the opportunity to see and learn many specialized techniques and work with state-of-the-art equipment not found elsewhere.  


As of Day 1: 

  • Competitive benefits we pay 90% of premiums (health and dental coverage). 
  • Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution.  
  • Vacation & Personal Day Policy. 
  • Free telemedicine app for you and your family. 



  • Free on site parking.
  • Accessible by public transportation.



  • Salary starts at $19.50/hour.
  • Full time, permanent position (37.5 hours/week).
  • Weekend work premium ($2.75/hour).
  • After 37,5 h : Overtime paid at time and a half
  • Holiday: Paid at double time
  • Annual bonus based on performance.
  • Bonus of 2,000$ after 6 months.


What will you work on? 

Our team of Technicians are professionals who carry out technical tasks relating to surgery (pre-op, anesthesia, post-op, drug administration, blood collection, etc) as well as collecting data while maintaining their living conditions according to the highest wellbeing standards in the industry.  We apply the principles of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Who are we looking for? 
We are looking for candidates with a technical background in animal health or with a Bachelor's degree in animal sciences. The ideal candidate must be a team player with good observation skills, must be able to work physically (lift up to 20 kg.), must be able to read and communicate in French and must be available to work a variable schedule.

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 and BE THE DIFFERENCE!  



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 Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

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 - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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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