Team Leader - Animal Health

Req ID #:  94346

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 seeking an Team Leader for our Toxicology department site located in Laval (Greater Montreal area) in Canada.


The following are responsibilities related to the Team Leader position :


Organize and supervise studies, investigations and/or developments under his responsibility. Manage technicians assigned to studies in a way that maximizes team performance.


•    Work closely with study directors on all aspects of the assigned studies;
•    Ensure that log books are prepared before the start of the study;
•    Ensure that all material and equipment required for a study are available before the start of the study;
•    Ensure that the equipment used is validated (when applicable) and that validation certificates are easily available;
•    Produce the schedule of events;
•    Produce collection schedules when applicable;
•    Review data on a daily basis;
•    Ensure that all calculations related to studies have been verified;
•    Ensure that study plans and amendments have been read and are understood by technical staff involved in studies, before the start of those studies;
•    Ensure that all tasks carried out are performed in full compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), where these conditions apply;

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Team Leader position :

•    A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience as a technician;
•    Practical knowledge of animal health sciences;
•    Strong knowledge of related legislation, principles, practices and procedures;
•    Strong knowledge and application of GLP;
•    Bilingualism (French & English);
•    Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
•    Strong problem-solving and analytical skills;
•    Ability to work under time constraints and adapt to change;
•    Flexibility to work on changing work schedules;
•    Ability to efficiently manage people, time and resources;
•    Demonstrated leadership ability;
•    Ability to work in a team environment;
•    Working knowledge of related computer applications



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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.

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