Laboratory animal handler- Part-time position

Job type: Part-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Clinical Research
Education: High School
Experience: 0-3 Years
Salary: $18/hr
Location: St. Constant, QC
Posted: May 26, 2023
Closes: June 26, 2023

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.

How you will make an impact

We are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help make a real difference in the world every day.

As an Animal Care Assistant, you will be responsible for the welfare of all our research animals. Your success will ensure the health of our animals and the integrity of our preclinical studies.

Why work at Charles River

We offer an excellent continuing education program for all employees in addition to many in-house career development opportunities.

No experience is required. We will provide training so you can grow your career.

Our other perks include: 


  • Free parking

Work Schedule & Salary:

  • Salary: 18$/hrs
  • Schedules : Saturday and Sunday, with the possibility of working during the week based on your availability. You can choose to work between 8 and 20 hours per week.

What you will be working on 

You will be responsible for ensuring the health and welfare of the animals. You will make sure their environment is clean, that they have food and water and are handled with care.

What kind of person are we looking for

We are looking for candidates with, at a minimum, a Secondary Studies 3. An AEP (Skills Training Certificate) in Animal Care is an asset.

The ideal candidate:

  • must be 16 years old and plus
  • must be a team player who enjoys learning and is able to do physical work.
  • Enjoys standing for long periods of time (4+ hours).
  • Able to regularly lift 50 pounds throughout the day.
  • Able to work with animals

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!

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.

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 [email protected] 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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