Assistant technician 1 (Wash room) - (Applicant Bank) - Sherbrooke

Req ID #:  180771

Fleurimont, Quebec, CA, J1E 0B5

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 seeking a Level 1 Assistant Technician for our General Toxicology (cagewash area) 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 $16.25/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.



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


What you will be working on?


Our team of Assistant Technician working in the cagewash area impact the health of the animals by ensuring the equipment used to maintain the animals living conditions (cage, toys, bowl, waterbottle, etc…)  is cleaned 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?

Our department values teamwork, respect and mutual support. We are looking for a candidate who is organized and self-driven and holds a DES (high school diploma) or equivalent experience. 
The ideal person should be able to work standing for long periods of time and work physically (lift up to 20 kg) .

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 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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