Research Associate 1

Req ID #:  137511

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.


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Job Summary

We are seeking a Research Associate to join our team located in Senneville, Qc.

The following are responsibilities related to the Research Associate position:


  • Assist in review of external pathology projects study file for accuracy of scope of work prior to study initiation. 
  • Assist in coordination of external pathology projects study conduct (phase plan development, technical guidance, and reporting) and monitor key study events, including deliverables.  
  • Assist in writing study specific procedures and study plans for method development and validation activities in pathology, as needed. 
  • May directly participate in method development and validation activities in pathology, as needed. 
  • Act as a Principal Investigator or Project Scientist when needed. 
  • Provides support for conduct of literature searches linked to study reports, method development and validation projects
  • Assist with whole-slide digital image production, whole-slide digital image annotations and metadata generation, as needed
  • May perform image analysis, with guidance 
  • Conduct scientific tasks with guidance and direction from pathologist.
  • Assist pathologists and scientific coordinators with project tracking and coordination 
  • Perform any other reasonable tasks that may be required. 

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Research Associate position:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science related field. 
  • Master’s degree is a strong asset 
  • 1 - 2 years of relevant experience in the CRO, Pharma or biomedical research industry desired. 
  • Demonstrated skills in technical writing, oral communication, and customer service in English.
  • Technical laboratory experience is preferred.  
  • GLP experience is preferred.  
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset. 
  • Ability to coach technical personnel.  
  • Ability to work under time constraints and adapt to change. 
  • Must be an excellent team player



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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 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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