Junior Technician Toxicology

Req ID #:  79173

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.

Job Summary

Performs technical tasks in the conduct of in vivo research studies or support services in accordance with good animal welfare practices. Prepares, collects and records research data and specimens in compliance with applicable regulations and SOPs.


We are seeking a Junior Technician for our Toxicology department site located in Laval (Greater Montreal area) in Canada.


The following are responsibilities related to the Junior Technician :

  • Work under close supervision of the Team Leader in all aspects of the assigned studies;
  • Prepare various phases of the study from SOPs and study plans;
  • Read and make sure to have a clear understanding of the study plans and amendments before the start of the studies;
  • Perform all routes of sampling and dosing (blood collection, injection, etc.);
  • Operate, understand and program specialized equipment (pumps, ECG, centrifuge, etc.);
  • Perform data revision of non-GLP studies.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Junior Technician position :

  • Diploma of Collegial studies in Animal Health Care or equivalent;
  • Reading of English is required, bilingualism is preferable;
  • Good organizationnal, interpersonnal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work under time constraints and adapt to change;
  • Good stress management;
  • Flexibility to work on changing work schedules, including evening and week-end. 

The advantages of working for Charles River:


  • Minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation ; 
  • Paid sick / personal days ; 
  • Paid overtime ; 
  • Competitive benefits starting from day one (health and dental coverage) ; 
  • Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution ; 
  • Free, unlimited, and confidential access to health care professionals for you and your family, through telemedicine app ; 
  • Employee Assistance Programs ; 
  • Tuition reimbursement program ; 
  • Employee Activities ; 
  • Volunteering Program (paid day) ; 
  • Employee referral bonuses ; 
  • Relocation assistance ; 
  • Career advancement opportunities and training ; 
  • A recognition program ; 
  • Positive Company Values & Culture ; 
  • Shuttle service from the Montmorency metro station to the Laval site; 
  • Free parking. 

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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