Animal Heath Technician - Sherbrooke

Req ID #:  172512
Location: 

Fleurimont, Quebec, CA, J1E 0B5

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.

 

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 seeking a Technician for our General Toxicology department located in Sherbrooke.


 
How you will make 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. 
The General Toxicology department is responsible for ensuring the welfare of the animals and the integrity of our pre-clinical studies. 

 

 

Why Charles River? 


 
We offer an excellent welcome program for new employees as well as in-house advancement and career development opportunities.

We also offer the following additional benefits:

 

As of your first day:

  • Competitive benefits: we pay 90% of insurance premiums (medical and dental coverage).
  • Access to a savings and retirement program that includes an employer contribution.
  • Vacation and personal leave policy.
  • A free telemedicine application for you and your family.

 


Work schedule and salary:

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

 

Transportation: 

  • Easily accessible using Sherbrooke’s public transit system.
  • Free parking.
  • Electric vehicle charging station.

 

What you will be working on?

 

Our team of Technicians are professionals who carry out technical tasks, observe the animals and maintain 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).


 
 
What kind of person are we looking for?


 
We are looking for a self-driven and meticulous person who is passionate about animals and holds a DEC (Diploma of College Studies) in Animal Heath (bioecology, biotechnology) or a Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences (Bioecology, Biology, Animal Sciences). Our department values teamwork, respect and mutual support. 


The ideal candidate must be a team player with good observation skills, must be able to work physically (lift up to 20 kg) , must have a good understanding of written English and must be available to work a variable schedule.

Please note that upon being hired, you will have to undergo an annual tuberculosis test at the expense of the company.
 
 
If you want to contribute to the wellbeing of our communities across the country and around the world, join our team 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 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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
 

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


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