Animal Care Technician - Sherbrooke

Req ID #:  201631

Fleurimont, Quebec, CA, J1E 0B5

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.


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

Animal Care Technician – $1,000 Bonus – 18.00$/hour


We are looking for an Animal Care Technician to join our Toxicology team located in Sherbrooke. 


What will you work on? 

Our team of Animal Care Technicians act as professionals to ensure the cleanliness of the living environment of the animals according to the highest standards of welfare in the industry, assist the technicians in their daily tasks and participate in the physical/social activities of the animals.  We apply the principles of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).


Who are we looking for? 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about animals, autonomous and meticulous. Having an AEP in Animal Care is an asset. Our department values teamwork, respect and mutual aid. 

The ideal candidate must be able to work standing up for long periods of time, must be able to work physically (e.g. lifting up to 20 kg) and have a good understanding of written English.

Please note that upon being hired, you will have to undergo an annual tuberculosis test.

Why work at Charles River?


We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees as well as many opportunities for internal development and quick progression levels within the role. No experience is required. 
Salary and Scheduled:

  • Basic : $18.00 / hour; Opportunity to start at a higher level with a higher salary with relevant experience.
  • Based on performance, salary could increase to $20/hour in 1 year.
  • Full time, permanent position (37.5 hours/week).
  • Weekend work (rotation) and bonus ($2.75/hour).
  • After 37,5 h : Overtime paid at time and a half
  • Holiday: Paid at double time
  • Annual bonus based on performance.
  • Bonus of 1,000$ after 6 months.

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. 



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

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. 

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 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 20,000 employees within 110 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. 

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.


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