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Animal Health Technician – Laval – $2,000 Bonus

Charles River Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Laval, QC posted August 2, 2022.

We are looking for an Animal Health Technician to join our Toxicology team located in Laval.

How will you have an impact?

As animal health technician, 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.

Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent integration program for our new employees as well as many internal development opportunities. You will have the opportunity to see and learn many specialized techniques and work with state-of-the-art equipment not found elsewhere.

As of Day 1:

  • Competitive benefits we pay 90% of premiums (health and dental coverage).
  • Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution.
  • Vacation & Personal Day Policy.
  • Free telemedicine app for you and your family.


  • Public transport service to the Laval site.
  • Free parking.


  • Salary : Depending on the experience, basic salary start at $19.50/hour;
  • Weekend (2.75$/hrs) and evening ($2.50/hrs) premium added to your hourly rate
  • After 37,5 h : Overtime paid at time and a half
  • Holiday: Paid at double time
  • Annual bonus based on performance.
  • Bonus of 2,000$ after 6 months.

Full-Time Schedule :

  • We are looking for candidates available at least 37.5 hours per week;
  • Available to work on variable schedule : Days, evening and night shifts, with weekend rotation.

What will you work on?

You will be responsible for the well-being of the animals. You will ensure that their environment is clean, provide their food and water, and oversee their enrichment activities. You will also follow up on their clinical signs, administer medications, take blood samples and give injections while respecting protocols.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates with a technical background in animal health or bio-ecology or with a Bachelor’s degree in biology or animal science. The ideal candidate must be a team player with good observation skills, must be able to work physically (lift up to 20 kg), must have a good understanding of written English and must be available to work a variable schedule.

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

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 and BE THE DIFFERENCE!



Salary: 19.50