Laboratory Assistant - Necropsy

Req ID #:  212311

Montreal (Senneville), Quebec, CA, H9X 3R3

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


We are looking for a Laboratory Assistant to join our Necropsy Team located in Senneville. 


What will you work on?

You will be responsible to maintain laboratory supplies (solutions and materials) and prepare studies according to the information received from the team leader and/or Technical specialists. You will also need to ensure cleanliness of work areas and equipment, file specimens and perform tasks in compliance with the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and the Health and safety rules. 


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a person with a High School Diploma (or equivalent experience) with a good understanding of written English. The ideal candidate must be able to work with a computer and must be able to work physically (lifting up to 20 kg).


Please note that upon being hired, you will have to undergo an annual tuberculosis test at the expense of the company.

Why Charles River?

We offer an excellent integration program for our new employees as well as opportunities for internal growth and career development. Our other perks include: 

As of Day 1: 

Competitive benefits we pay 90% of premiums (health and dental coverage). 
Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution.  
3 weeks’ Vacation & 5 Personal Day Policy. 
Free telemedicine app for you and your family. 


Free parking.  
Shuttle service from the Sainte-Anne-de Bellevue train station and from John Abbott College to the Senneville site. 



Base salary starting at $16.25/hrs. Opportunity to grow . 
Weekend premium: 2.75$/hrs
After 37,5 hrs: Overtime paid at time and a half
Holiday: Paid at double time
Annual bonus based on performance

Work Schedule: 

We are looking for candidates available at least 37.5 hours per week.
Available to work daytime, Monday to Friday. 
Depending on the company needs, you may have to do overtime at the end of your day and/or do weekend rotations. 

How will you have an impact?

We are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help make a real difference in the world every day. 

If you are interested in contributing to the wellbeing of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!  

Job Qualifications


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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 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.


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

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