Ocular Imagery Specialist - Principal Research Scientist(IPN) 1

Req ID #:  73478

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

Functions as Principal Investigator(PI)/Individual Scientist(IS).

  • Oversee procedures and quality of ocular image capture using modalities such as cSLO, angiography and SD-OCT.
  • Update and manage Standard Operating Procedures associated with imagery procedures.
  • Train and support technical staff involved in obtaining ocular images to ensure high quality images for assessment and interpretation.
  • Recognizes gaps and opportunities for improvements by keeping current with “State of the Art” techniques/procedures and assist in effectively transferring this information to and/or provides training to build intellectual capital within the corporation.
  • Share knowledge with Study Directors involved in studies with ocular imagery.
  • Establish standard recording of image analysis.
  • Work in collaboration with technical operation teams, Director and Study Directors of Ocular and Neurosciences department as well as study Ophthalmologist.
  • Analyze and provide scientific interpretation of images as a comprehensive contributing scientist report for inclusion into in vivo study report
  • Expand knowledge as required to master other modalities, ocular endpoints (eg. tonometry) and aspects of electrophysiology relevant to ocular assessments (eg. ERGs)
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external clients in a manner that generates confidence and builds trust.





  • Education:  Master’s (MA/MSc Doctorate (PhD), PharmD, DVM, or MD degree or equivalent in Toxicology, Pharmacology, or a related discipline.
  • Experience:  Generally > 10  years related industry experience with well-developed skills in understanding imaging modalities and able to perform scientific interpretation of observations within context of study objectives. Knowledge of multispecies ocular anatomy
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Ophthalmic Imaging Certification is considered to be an asset

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