Research Anesthetist

Req ID #:  89371

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


The Research Anesthetis, helps in the development of new anesthesia procedures performed on research animals in addition to supporting anesthesia of animal models with greater anesthetic risks. The associate supports training of new procedures and ensures proper execution of existing procedures. The associate works with scientific, veterinary and technical staff to support the development of animal models for studies and to ensure proper activity flow on study.




  • To adhere to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations and organizational Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs).
  • To work closely with Principal Research Associate to develop and refine anesthesia procedures using literature review and consultants when appropriate.
  • To work closely with Principal Research Associate to develop and implement new procedures related with the animals or with the equipment.
  • Ensure study specific anesthesia monitoring and support in a wide variety of laboratory animal species. 
  • To help support to different departments by providing anesthesia procedures oversight on study, technical advice and expertise.
  • To provide adequate and appropriate training of technical staff on anesthesia related topics.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned. 



  • General office working conditions; the noise level is usually quiet.
  • Exposure to laboratories and research animals.
  • Works with live animals (small, medium, large) with risks of exposure to allergens/zoonotic diseases.
  • Wears protective clothing (goggles, mask, gloves, cap, face shield, boots).

Job Qualifications

•    Education: Minimum high school diploma.  DEC (Animal health technician) is considered an asset
•    Experience: Minimum 2 years of anesthesia induction/monitoring/recovery in a variety of species


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
CALAS certification is an asset.




Work within the vivarium to support the needs of the studies.

Regularly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

Must regularly communicate with employees/customers; must be able to exchange accurate information.

Employee is occasionally required to lift up to 40 pounds.

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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