Registered Veterinary Technician - Montreal
Charles River
Maple Ridge, BC
2d ago

Have you ever considered moving to a city that offers a lower cost of living, and thus have a better life quality? If yes, then this is your moment, because we have several ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN and ANIMAL AUTOSPY TECHNICIANS opportunities in the Quebec province , in the charming town of Montreal.

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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.

IMPORTANT : In order to be considered for this position, a resume / CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.

Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

Animal Health Technician - $2,000 Hiring Bonus

How will you make an impact?

As an Animal Health Technician, you will be responsible for the well-being of all our research animals. Your success 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 on-boarding program for new employees and many opportunities for internal development . You will have the opportunity to see and learn many specialized techniques and use state-of-the-art equipment not found elsewhere.

You will have the option to work in the department of you choice based on your interest :

Toxicology department

What will you be working on?

You will be responsible for the well-being of the animals . You will make sure that their environment is clean, that they have food and water, that they do their enrichment activities .

You will also follow up on their health status, administer medications, take blood samples and give injections while respecting the different protocols.

Necropsy department

What will you be working on?

You will be responsible of evaluating animal tissues for pathologists. You will learn dissection techniques , specific tissue collection, abnormality assessment and tissue conservation methods through a continuous training and development program that will increase your knowledge of the anatomy of various animals .

  • You will be able to select your preferred department while completing your application*
  • Who are we looking for?

    We are looking for candidates with a technical background in animal health, 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 (standing up most of the time and lifting weights of 40 lbs), must have a good understanding of written English and must be available to work a variety of hours.

    As of Day 1 :

  • Competitive benefits : we pay 90% of the premiums (medical and dental coverage)
  • Access to a savings and retirement program that includes an employer contribution
  • Vacation policy and personal days off
  • Free telemedicine application for you and your family
  • Salary :

  • Base : $19.50 / hour;
  • Weekend : $2.75 premium;
  • Evening : $2.50 premium;
  • After 37.5 hrs / week : Paid at time and a half;
  • Holiday : Paid at double time;
  • Annual bonus based on performance;
  • Bonus of $2,000 6 months after hiring;
  • Relocation premium offered if required,
  • Schedule :

  • Mostly daytime, rotating weekends, with the possibility of evening and night overtime as needed. (some schedule options are available)
  • If you want to contribute to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country, but around the world, join the team and be our greatest discovery, THIS IS OUR MOMENT!

    IMPORTANT : A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume / CV.

    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 20,000 employees within 110 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 2021, revenue increased to $3.5 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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M / F / Disabled / Vet.

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