Associate Scientist, Immunology

Req ID #:  74971

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.

Long Description

The following are responsibilities related to the Associate Scientist:

  • Assist Study Directors/ Principal Investigators with their duties in support of Immunology assays; 

  • Prepare study-related documentation and schedules in collaboration with Study Directors; 

  • Ascertain availability of test items, reagents, matrix, etc. prior to commencement of studies and throughout their duration; 

  • Monitor the laboratory activities during the study by conducting regular visits to the lab, by supervising critical activities and reviewing records as appropriate; 

  • Assist laboratory staff in the execution of method development, validation and sample analysis; 

  • Review collected data and ensure completion of necessary corrections; 

  • Support in identifying unexpected events and take appropriate actions, in consultation with the Study Director; 

  • Prepare various draft reports and assist in the finalization after receipt of the Quality Assurance and/or Client’s comments; 

  • Perform “hands-on” technical help in the laboratory that may be required in the course of their duties; 

  • All other reasonable tasks as needed. 

Short Description

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Associate Scientist position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Immunology or related scientific field, or equivalent (Master’s degree is an asset); 

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant laboratory experience; 

  • Working experience in at least one of the following areas: ELISA/ligand-binding assays, multiplex assays, flow cytometry, molecular biology, and/or cell-based assays; 

  • Good knowledge and application of GLP; 

  • Ability to coach technical personnel; 

  • Bilingualism (French/English), verbal and written, is required; 

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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