Analyst - Analytical Chemistry

Req ID #:  132911

Laval, Quebec, CA, H7V 4B3

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.


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Job Summary


Conduct analytical and bioanalytical assays using HPLC-UV, or other analytical detection method, in compliance with the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Regulations of the US Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR Part 58 and subsequent amendments) and OECD Principles. Participate in the installation/certification and qualification of the equipment and analytical instruments. We are currently looking for an Analyst for our Chemistry team located in Laval, Quebec.


The following are responsibilities related to the position:


  • Carry out analysis of dose formulation and biological samples in a multidisciplinary laboratory using a variety of extraction techniques, manual testing, automated equipment and analytical instruments;
  • Assist in developing techniques/assays to perform HPLC-UV measurements of analytes in various matrices;
  • Optimize the HPLC-UV for injections;
  • Participate in method validation;
  • Receive, store, verify, process and dispose of dose formulations and biological samples for analysis;
  • Assist in writing technical reports and procedures;
  • Maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment and instruments, according to departmental and manufacturer’s schedules and procedures;
  • Review analytical data generated by the services and ensure adequacy of record- keeping;
  • Perform and analyze experiments in an autonomous manner;
  • Monitor and advise on validity of test results;
  • Take part in the routine duties of the laboratory such as preparation of reagents, instrument calibration, and product receipt;
  • Ensure all documentation associated with sample analysis, duties, and training is maintained and is up-to-date;
  • Comply at all times with all departmental and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Receive products, label and place in inventory and maintain supply inventories, as required;
  • Manage time effectively;
  • Remain informed on related standards and technology developments by self-education and/or external trainings, as required;
  • Substitute and/or assist department colleagues;
  • Perform any other reasonable tasks that may be required.
  • Possible radioactive materials.

Job Qualifications


The following are the minimum qualifications related to the position:


  • B.Sc. in Chemistry or Biochemistry;
  • A minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience in a GLP analytical laboratory;
  • Technical experience in analytical laboratory using HPLC-UV;
  • Knowledge and application of GLP is an asset;
  • Reading and writing of English.  Bilingualism is preferable;
  • Ability to run experiments in an autonomous manner;
  • Ability to work under time constraints and adapt to change;
  • Flexibility to work on changing work schedules;
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Detail oriented and meticulous;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Working knowledge of related computer applications.



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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 - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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