Director - General Toxicology (Sherbrooke)

Req ID #:  76733

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.

Job Summary


We are seeking a Director - General Toxicology for our Sherbrooke, Quebec site. 


The main responsibilities are as follows:


  • Designs, writes, and revises as necessary, protocols, amendments and study schedules related to activities associated with safety testing;
  • Coordinates all aspects of study procedures and ensures that projects are conducted in accordance with the SOPs and GLP and remain current with respect to regulatory requirements;
  • Writes or reviews draft and final reports that document all study procedures and results;


Others responsabilities
  • Liaises with clients and address their concerns, as required;
  • Ensures the overall management of the department, including budget, performance management (supervision) as well as workforce planning to support operations (hiring, training), and participates to management team’s meetings and decisions;
  • Creates an engaging work environment and climate and plans the professional development of the scientific team and the succession;
  • Ensures that all personnel involved in the project maintain a safe work environment by respecting safety procedures and the use of protective equipment;
  • Issues recommendations to the General Manager regarding the development and the orientations of the site scientific operations.

The minimum requirements for the position of Director - General Toxicology are:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in biology, pharmacology, biochemistry, immunology or any other related scientific field;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical sector in a scientific management position;
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, strong organizational skills and good adaptability;
  • Ability to solve complex problems in a short time frame;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills;
  • Bilingualism (English - French) is essential both orally and in writing.

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 300 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 - M/F/Disabled/Vet


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