Support technician in Animal Health - Laboratory - 1,000$ Sign-On Bonus

Req ID #:  110137

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


Support technician in Animal Health - Laboratory


We are looking for an Support technician in Animal Health who wishes to be part of a dynamic, collaborative, and animal welfare minded team.




  • Prepare and decontaminate animal rooms according to schedule; 
  • Ensure that the required study materials are available; 
  • Ensure adequate and accessible food and water supplies for all animals at all times; 
  • Handle the animals for any activity that requires it; 
  • Record computerized data and complete verification documents;
  • Understand, adhere to and implement organizational standard operating procedures (SOPs); 
  • Remove domestic and biomedical waste and dispose of in appropriate containers;
  • Operate the cage washer. 



  • Ensure an adequate and accessible supply of food and water for all animals at all times; 
  • Clean all types of animal housing and accessories; 
  • Accompany the animals in their physical exercises and enrichment activities;   
  • Handle animals for any activity that requires it; 
  • Record computerized data and complete verification documents; 
  • Understand, follow and apply Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); 
  • Remove domestic and biomedical waste and dispose of in appropriate containers. 




  • Ability to maintain regular physical effort required to lift, push and move equipment and animals;
  • High school diploma 3;
  • Experience working with animals is an asset;
  • Ability to read and understand English, Bilingualism is an asset;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to manage time effectively;
  • 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 overtime evenings and nights as needed;
  • Working knowledge of computer applications related to the position.




  • Basic: $16,25/hour, 
  • Weekend and evening : Prime of 2,50$ per hour
  • Over time:  After 37,5 will be paid time and a half
  • Holiday : Paid double

The advantages of working for Charles River:


  • Minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation ;
  • Paid sick / personal days ;
  • Paid overtime ;
  • Shift premiums ;
  • Paid uniform ;
  • 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 ;
  • Shuttle service from the Montmorency metro station to the Laval site;
  • Free parking.

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


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