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Animal Healthcare Assistant

Charles River Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Laval, QC posted July 27, 2022.

Job description

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

We are looking for an Assistant Technician in animal care to join our Toxicology team located in Laval.

How will you have an impact

As an Assistant 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 onboarding program for our new employees as well as many opportunities for internal development. No experience is required. We will train you and further develop your skills to one day become an Animal Health Technician, if you wish!

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


  • Shuttle service from the Montmorency Metro Station to the Laval site.
  • Free parking.


  • Salary : $16.25/hour;
  • Weekend premium (2.75$/hrs) and evening premiuem (2.50$/hrs) added to your hourly rate
  • After 37,5h : Overtime paid at time and a half
  • Holiday: Paid at double time
  • Annual bonus based on performance.
  • Sign-On bonus of 1,000$

Schedule :

  • Full-time schedule of 37.5 hours minimum per week
  • Variable work hours : Day shifts, evening shifts, occasional night shifts and weekend rotation (1 out of 2 weekends)

What will you work on?

You will be responsible for the well-being of the animals. You will ensure that they are well fed, their environment is clean and that they are handled with care. You will oversee their physical and enrichment activities while respecting protocol.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate would be a great team player with a curiosity for learning, must be able to work physically, have a good understanding of written English and must be available to work a variety of hours. An AEP in animal care is an asset.

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: 16.25