Team Leader Immunohistochemestry

Req ID #:  94177

Laval, Quebec, CA, H7V 4B3

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


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Job Summary

Coordinate and supervise the performance of technical procedures in the terminal investigation of animals assigned to a study and in the slide preparation for histological evaluation and immunohistochemistry staining of animal organs/tissues as per study plan (investigation or development). Manage assigned technicians in a way that maximizes team performance. We are seeking an Team Leader for our Immunohistochemistry group located at our Laval, Qc site.


The following are responsibilities related to the Team Leader:
⦁    Perform technical procedures required in the terminal investigation and in the process of slide preparation for histological evaluation with emphasis on immunohistochemistry staining of animal organs/tissues collected at terminal investigation of animals assigned to a study (investigation or development);
⦁    Overall technical planning of tissues and slides preparation intended for immunohistochemistry staining;
⦁    Maintain a strong understanding and awareness in the field of immunohistochemistry;
⦁    Perform automated and manual immunohistochemistry method development, validation and sample analysis;
⦁    Troubleshoots immunohistochemistry staining;
⦁    Perform laboratory managing task, such as order products, maintain the immunohistochemistry product inventory up to date, prepare reagents and aliquot antibodies;
⦁    Manage the immunohistochemistry tissue bank;
⦁    Ensure application of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
⦁    Ensure that work performed is in accordance with the requirements of the protocol/study plan and in full compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), where these conditions apply;
⦁    Train new technicians;
⦁    Ensure samples are sent to clients in good order by coordinating with the person responsible for courier co-ordination;
⦁    Prepare chain of custody documentation;
⦁    Plan the work of team members to maximize efficiency and productivity;
⦁    Monitor employee performance and give feedback;
⦁    Coach employees to optimize team performance;
⦁    Offer development opportunities;
⦁    Write SOPs when required;
⦁    Perform technical work when required;
⦁    Maximize the utilization of all resources;
⦁    Manage time effectively;
⦁    Remain informed on all legislation and developments related to job through self-education and external training;
⦁    Substitute and/or assist department colleagues;
⦁    Perform any other reasonable tasks that may be required.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the position:
⦁    Collegial Diploma in chemistry, biology or equivalent with minimum 3 years of relevant experience;
⦁    Or BSc. and/or MSc in relevant field with 1 year of relevant experience;
⦁    Ability for critical thinking, literature search and excellent scientific writing skills are required;
⦁    Good practical knowledge of histology techniques;
⦁    Excellent knowledge and application of GLP;
⦁    Excellent knowledge of related legislation, principles, practices and procedures;
⦁    Reading of English is required. Bilingualism is preferable;
⦁    Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
⦁    Strong problem solving and analytical skills;
⦁    Detail oriented and meticulous;
⦁    Ability to work under time constraints and adapt to change;
⦁    Flexibility to work on changing work schedules;
⦁    Ability to work in a team environment;
⦁    Ability to efficiently manage people, time and resources;
⦁    Demonstrated leadership ability;
⦁    Working knowledge of related computer applications.



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About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

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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