Instrument Specialist

Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Clinical Research
Education: High School
Experience: 0-3 Years
Location: Senneville, QC
Posted: November 23, 2021
Closes: December 23, 2021

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.

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

The Instrument Specialist is experienced in dealing with the support of the equipment used, and is a resource to the technical group. The Instrument Specialist performs basic and specialized maintenance procedures with little or no supervision, and participates in the training of staff for the operation of equipment.

We are currently seeking an Instrument Specialist for our Instrumentation Department located in Senneville (West of Montreal), Quebec.

The following responsibilities are related to the Instrument Specialist position:

  • Capable of being autonomous and making effective decisions.
  • Competent in the verification, calibration, and maintenance of equipment.
  • Handles requests for equipment or supplies for studies with minimal supervision.
  • Participates in instrument software validations in a supporting role for technical expertise or workflow improvement.
  • Assists in the training of staff.
  • Ensures that system maintenance, repair, archival of equipment data are performed in compliance with SOP’s, safety procedures and biosafety protocols, and GLP regulations.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
  • Must be available for occasional overtime or weekend work.

The qualifications for this position are as follows:

  • Education: High School.
  • Experience: 3 years of relevant experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • The employee is regularly required to lift items weighing up to 20kg.

The advantages of working for Charles River:

  • Minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Paid sick / personal days
  • Paid overtime
  • Shift premiums
  • Paid uniform
  • Competitive benefits starting from day one (health and dental coverage)
  • Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution
  • Free, unlimited, and confidential access to health care professionals for you and your family, through telemedicine app
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee Activities
  • Volunteering Program (paid day)
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • Relocation assistance
  • Career advancement opportunities and training
  • A recognition program
  • Positive Company Values & Culture

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 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.


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