IACUC Coordinator

Req ID #:  103080

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


We are currently seeking for a IACUC Coordinator for our site in Laval.


Coordinate activities of the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) so that the committee conforms to the institutional requirements and in conformity to the CCAC and AAALAC guidelines. 

•    Help managing administrative functions of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and provides support to the IACUC Chair, Committee members and Animal users.
•    Reviews document submissions (protocol and other forms) to ensure compliance with administrative requirements, including: completeness of the protocol.
•    Review all minimally invasive requisition from for animal use (category of invasiveness B) that do not required a full committee review.
•    Issue IACUC approval and assists in the preparation of decision letters to investigators (on behalf of the IACUC Chair)
•    Complete documentation for CCAC and AAALAC audits as well as animal welfare audit from Sponsors
•    Remain informed of latest CCAC and AAALAC guideline updates to ensure the committee and facility remains compliant an maintains its accreditations. 

Job Qualifications


The following are minimum requirements related to the IACUC Coordinator position:


DEC in Animal Health degree in a related discipline or equivalent work experience;
•    A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a project coordinator position. 
•    3 years experience in laboratory animals research, preferably in a Contract Research Organization (CRO);
•    Excellent working knowledge of job-related computer applications (Microsoft Office Suite, and more specifically Excel);
•    Strong knowledge of related principles (e.g 3Rs), practices and procedures;
•    Strong knowledge of all aspects of the work performed in a CRO environment (an asset);
•    Bilingualism (French & English written & spoken);
•    Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
•    Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
•    Ability to work under time constraints and adapt to change;
•    Ability to work in a team environment;
•    Manage time effectively;
•    Demonstrate leadership ability.



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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.

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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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