Scientist Immunology

Req ID #:  207571

Laval, Quebec, CA, H7V 4B3

For 75 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


As a Scientist for our Immunology department site located Laval (Greater Montreal area) in Canada, you will be designs and/or executes scientific testing strategies and studies. Leads assay development, assay validation or study conduct, or is involved in preparation of material [e.g. protein, nucleic acid, cells, etc.]. Reviews and interprets study data, communicates results to clients and writes final reports. Serves as Project Scientist, Principal Investigator, Contributing Scientist, Project Leader or Study Director, as applicable. Ensures compliance with protocols and all applicable SOPs. Troubleshoots and resolves assay or technical issues in the laboratory when scientific expertise is needed. May introduce new technologies or introduce improvements in existing technologies. Provides advisory functions to clients designing a program or experiment, dealing with specific dataset interpretation, or when appropriate answering questions from regulatory authorities.



The following are responsibilities related to the Scientist - Immunology :


  • Prepare and/or review study-related documentation (e.g. worksheets and technical procedures); 
  • Prepare study schedules and draft study plans and amendments for Immunology studies (in collaboration with the study director, as applicable); 
  • Ensure that the studies are planned efficiently with regard to the experiment required, staff requirements and their qualifications, health and safety legislation, such that the study will satisfy its objectives; 
  • Monitor the laboratory activities during the study by conducting regular visits to the lab, by supervising critical activities and reviewing the records as appropriate; 
  • Coordinate Immunology laboratory staff in the execution of method development/transfer, validation and sample analysis; 
  • Perform appropriate analysis and interpretation of study data generated and advise accordingly.

Key Elements


The minimum requirements for the position of Scientist are:


  • Master's or Doctorate in Biology, Immunology or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in an Immunology laboratory, ideally GLP compliant;
  • Practical experience in molecular biology, flow cytometry, ELISA, RIA or cell assays;
  • Technical experience in In-Vitro and In-Vivo tests (asset);
  • Excellent knowledge and application of GLP;
  • Authorization to train technical personnel;
  • Bilingualism (French and English), both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work under time constraints and ability to adapt to changes.


Why Charles River ?


• Comprehensive group insurance paid 85% by the employer
• Paid development trainings
• Gym on site, free
• Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Access to a doctor and various health professionals at all times (telemedicine)
• Personal days off
• Many organized social activities


If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us, THIS IS YOUR MOMENT!

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 20,000 employees within 110 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. 

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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