Research Model Husbandry - Associate Temporary

Req ID #:  70031
Location: 

St. Constant, Quebec, CA, J5A 2E7

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 basic maintenance tasks to maintain the product, supplies and environment of environmentally controlled work areas. Breeds, raises and cares for small research animals on behalf of, or for sale to, customers. Follows proper breeding and animal care procedures. Monitors animal behavior and physical attributes to ensure animal health and confirm appropriate phenotype; reports any findings. Ensures biosecurity. Coordinates with Customer Service on scheduling and order status.

We are seeking an Assistant Technician  for our Husbandry team located in St-Constant, Qc.

The following are responsibilities related to the position:

  • Perform basic production room and animal husbandry cleaning (feed, water, bedding changes) to maintain animal health and/or the quality of production bunk materials.
  • Perform routine and moderately complex animal husbandry tasks and monitor daily health and welfare to ensure product quality and health.
  • Transfer and distribute supplies and waste as required to and from the room.
  • Perform physical environmental housekeeping tasks in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain highly controlled barriers in the rooms.
  • Perform all other related tasks as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Working Environment

The following are minimum qualifications related to the position:

  • Education: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).
  • Experience: No experience required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • In performing the duties of his job, the employee regularly works in high, precarious locations.
  • The noise level in the work environment is generally moderate.
Physical Demand
  • In performing the duties of his or her job, the employee is regularly required to use his or her hands with fingers; to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; to reach with hands and arms; and to speak or listen.
  • The employee is often required to walk, bend, kneel, squat or crawl.
  • The employee is often required to sit.
  • The employee is regularly required to lift or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds, and sometimes move 100 pounds or more.
  • Specific vision skills required for this work include narrow vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

 

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