Technician in Necropsy

Req ID #:  72851

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

Perform the routine technical activities and follow the directives from the study plan. We are currently looking for a Necropsy Technician for our Safety Assessment site located in Senneville, QC


  • Animal manipulation, euthanasia and anesthesia (all species)
  • Collection of biological liquids (blood, bone marrow smear, urine or others)
  • Degreasing and organ weights, prosection, cesarian
  • Use of Provantis system for data collection
  • Special techniques (MRA, perfusion, lungs lavage etc.)
  • Special tasks such as equipment maintenance, training etc
  • Ensure the integrity of the studies and fulfill the regulatory agencies requirements by performing the activities according to the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) rules.
  • Identify problems or potential problems and assist the appropriate personnel in establishing and implementing the appropriate solutions
  • Show flexibility in regard to the nature of the work to respond tot the needs of his/her group and all other groups within the division
  • Lift, carry or move objects or animals weighing up to 40 lbs
  • Handle non anesthetised live animals
  • Communicate with colleagues in the sometimes noisy laboratories
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned 

The following are the minimum requirements for the Necropsy Technician position. 

  • Possesses a DEC in Animal Health or equivalent
  • Is meticulous and patient
  • Is available (flexible hours) and available to work weekends
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above

Number of hours per week: A minimum of 37.5 hours

Employment Status: Permanent position (Benefits, Health and Dental insurance)

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