Assistant Technician in animal health - Laboratory

Req ID #:  110151

Senneville, Quebec, CA, H9X 3R3

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.

Job Summary

Assistant Technician in animal Health - Laboratory


We are looking for an Animal Health Technician Assistant who is interested in being part of a dynamic, collaborative, and animal welfare-minded team.



- Observe, examine and follow up on clinical signs of animals;
- Record animal weights and feed intake;
- Perform intramuscular and subcutaneous injections of samples in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP);
- Support the technicians during the various tests by immobilizing the animals; 
- Ensure sufficient food and water supply is available at all times for all animals;
- Clean all types of animal housings and accessories;
- Handle animals for any activity that requires it;
- Fill syringes to be used for the study;
- Record computerized data and complete verification documents;
- Read and ensure understanding of study plans prior to the start of each study;
- Understand, adhere to and apply Standard Organizational Procedures.



- At least one year of relevant work experience;
- Experience working with animals;
- Ability to maintain the regular physical effort required to lift, push and move equipment and animals;
- High school diploma 
- Ability to read and understand English; Bilingualism is an asset;
- Ability to work in a team environment;
- Ability to manage time effectively;
- Ability to adapt to change;
- Flexibility to work a variety of hours including weekends, as well as the possibility of evening and night overtime as required;
- Working knowledge of computer applications related to the position.



- On the job training;
- Possibility of internal advancement according to strengths and interests;
- Competitive benefits - Dental, Drug, Physiotherapy, Psychotherapy, Optometrist, Life Insurance, RRSP/TFSA participation;
- Uniform provided; 
- Salary : 
- Basic: $16.25 / hour, 
- Weekend and Evening: $2.50 premium added to your hourly rate
- After 37,5 h : Overtime paid at time and a half
- Holiday: Paid at double time

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 300 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.


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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