Animal Health Technician

Charles River Laboratories

For 75 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

As an Animal Health Technician for our Toxicology team in Senneville, you will be responsible for the well-being of our laboratory animals. Your contribution will ensure the health of our animals, as well as the integrity of our pre-clinical studies.

In this role, primary responsibilities include:

  • Administer test items / medications to animals (Gavage, intramuscular, subcutaneous and intravenous injections)
  • Perform sample collection (blood, urine, etc.)
  • Collect data (body weight, food consumption, clinical signs, etc.)
  • Handle animals for any activities that requires it
  • Clean all types of animal housing and accessories

Key Elements

We are looking for the following minimum qualifications for this role:

  • College Diploma in Animal Health or in Environmental and Wildlife management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or any related Animal Science discipline
  • Good observation skills
  • Being able to work physically (lift up to 20 kg, walk, stand, stoop, etc.)
  • Understanding of written English is mandatory. Bilingualism French & English is preferable

Please note that upon being hired, you will have to undergo an annual tuberculosis test at the expense of the company.

Role Specific Information:

  • Location: 22022 Trans-Canada Highway, Senneville (QC) H9X 1C1

  • Pay : $22.50 per hour with primes of :
    • Evenings: $2.50;
    • Weekend: $2.75;
    • Overtime: Time and a half;
    • Holidays: Double time;

  • Schedule:
    • Full time regular schedules. Mostly days, weekend rotations and holidays with overtime on evening and night when needed;
    • Full time condensed schedules. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for a total of 30 hours, but paid 37.5 hours.

  • Transportation: We offer a free shuttle service from the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue train station and John Abbott College to the Senneville site. If you come by car, we also have free parking.

Why Charles River ?

  • Competitive health and dental benefits as of day 1. We pay up to 85% of premiums.
  • Free gym on site;
  • A cafeteria on site if you don’t like to prepare lunches;
  • Guaranteed hours, because the research field is in high demand;
  • Employee and family telemedicine program;
  • 3 weeks’ Vacation & 5 Personal days;
  • Many social activities!

If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us. This is Your Moment.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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.

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer – all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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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