Automation Analyst

Req ID #:  136479

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.


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


To accomplish technical activities while following the instructions of the study plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and in compliance with the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). We are currently looking for an Automation Analyst for our Genetic Toxicology team located in Senneville, Quebec. 


Below are the responsibilities related to the position: 


  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance of the instrumentation. 
  • Set up the tests and reagents necessary to carry out the tests. 
  • Supervise and observe tests on automated platforms. 
  • Provide the appropriate reagents and consumables for the platform to allow the test to be carried out. 
  • Solve problems related to the operation of automated platforms. 
  • Test new methods and associated parameters.
  • Undertake continuous training. 


Here are the qualities required for the position of Automation Analyst:


  • DEC in sciences ou/or AEC;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above;
  • Interest in automation;
  • Thoroughness, attention to detail, and excellent observation skills;
  • Independent, dedicated, and well organized;
  • Good in logistics (planning, organization in the lab);
  • Good understanding of GLP;
  • Interested learning;
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds;
  • Knowledge of ELISA, an asset;
  • Know how to work with instruments, an asset.


  • This position may require overtime, weekend, holiday, and/or after hours shift coverage, as needed.



The advantages of working for Charles River:


  • Minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation.
  • Paid sick / personal days.
  • Paid overtime.
  • Shift premiums.
  • Competitive benefits starting from day one (health and dental coverage).
  • Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution.
  • Free, unlimited, and confidential access to health care professionals for you and your family, through telemedicine app.
  • Employee Assistance Programs.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • Employee Activities.
  • Volunteering Program (paid day).
  • Employee referral bonuses.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Career advancement opportunities and training.
  • A recognition program.
  • Positive Company Values & Culture.
  • Shuttle service from the Sainte-Anne-de Bellevue train station and from John Abbott College to the Senneville site.
  • Free parking. 



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

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.

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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