Necropsy Technician, Sign on Bonus 2000$

Req ID #:  125677

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.


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


Why work in necropsy: 


  • Develop a thorough knowledge of anatomy and science; 
  • Perform complex and varied tasks that require dexterity; 
  • Work in a team environment and build great friendships with co-workers; 
  • Handling specialized equipment; 
  • Be part of a research team involved in the development of vaccines, treatments and drugs; 
  • Working according to study protocols with good laboratory practices. 


Primary responsibilities of the Necropsy Technician position : 


  • Animal handling, euthanasia and anesthesia (all species used in research); 
  • Sampling of tissues and biological fluids (blood, bone marrow, urine or others); 
  • Organ degreasing and weighing, organ submission; 
  • Use of the Provantis computer system for accurate and detailed data entry;  
  • Preparation of necessary materials; 
  • Ensures study integrity and meets regulatory agency requirements by performing activities and collecting data in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Animal Care Committee (ACC) regulations. 


Qualifications for the Necropsy Technician position include: 


  • Possession of a DEC in Animal Health, Biotechnical Technical or equivalent is an asset; 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered an acceptable substitute for the specific education and experience listed above; 
  • Meticulous and good attention to detail; 
  • Flexible schedule and available to work outside of regular hours (overtime) and weekends; 
  • Reading English is required, bilingualism is preferred; 
  • Basic working knowledge of computers; 
  • Ability to work in a team environment. 


Why Charles River? 


  • Competitive benefits starting from day one (group savings plan);  
  • State of the art technology;  
  • A stimulating environment;  
  • Opportunities for advancement; 
  • Tuition reimbursement program;  
  • A volunteer program;  
  • A recognition program;  
  • And much more... 



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 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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