Preclinical Autopsy Technician

Req ID #:  214540

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

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.

Job Summary

As a Prosector for our Necropsy team in Senneville, you will mainly be responsible for performing the post-mortem examination of animals while following the ethical regulations and directives from study plans. 

In this role, primary responsibilities include:


  • Evaluating animal tissues for pathologists.
  • Weigh and document all abnormalities of the organs.
  • Euthanize animals prior to performing the necropsy.


Key Elements

If you possess the following qualifications, we will train you in the rest: 


  • Science background.
  • Dissection experience.
  • Good observation skills. 
  • Ability to lift 20kg.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Understanding of written English is mandatory. 
  • Role Specific Information:


Location: Shuttle service from the Sainte-Anne-de Bellevue train station and from John Abbott College to the Senneville site. Free Parking.
Pay: 19.50$/h
Schedule: 37.5 hours. Monday to Friday Available between 08:00 and 19:15 with weekend rotation.


Why Charles River? 


  • 3 weeks’ vacation & 5 Personal days. 
  • Annual bonus based on performance
  • Competitive benefits starting from day one (health and dental coverage). 
  • Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution. 
  • Access to a doctor and various health professionals (telemedicine)
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Relocation assistance 
  • Positive Company Values & Culture
  • Excellent welcome program for new employees as well as in-house advancement and career development opportunities


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!  


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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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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