Laboratory technician - Instrumentation (Sherbrooke)

Req ID #:  203612

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.   


How will you create an impact?

We are currently seeking to hire an Instrument Specialist for our Instrumentation team located in Sherbrooke.



We are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help make a real difference in the world every day.  



Why Charles River?


We offer an excellent integration program for our new employees as well as opportunities for internal growth and career development. Our other perks include:


As of Day 1:

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


Work Schedule & Salary:

  • Permanent, full-time position.
  • Available for occasional overtime or weekend work. 

What will you work on?


As an Instrument Specialist, you will perform the verification, calibration, and maintenance of equipment and instruments; all in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), safety and biosafety protocols, and GLP regulations. You will be a person of resource to the technical group –assisting in the training of staff and supporting the operation of the equipment.



Who are we looking for?



We are seeking a motivated individual with a High School Diploma and 3 years of relevant experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute). A self-starter with a collaborative and positive attitude who can work autonomously and adapt to changes. Bilingualism (French / English) is required. The candidate must be able to work in a highly regulated environment (GLP) and be able to lift items weighing up to 20kg.


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.


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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