Pre-clinical Autopsy Technician

Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Preclinical Research
Salary: basic, $19.50 / hour
Location: Montreal (Senneville), QC
Posted: January 20, 2023
Closes: February 20, 2023

Job description:

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


What will you be working on?

The technician primarily euthanizes animals to collect tissue and biological fluid prior to dissection. The technician also cuts and weighs the organs. Other duties include preparation of equipment and chemical regents. Also performs non-standard techniques (PCR collection, OCT, frozen tissue, etc.).

From the first day:

• 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


• Necropsy, basic: $19.50 / hour;

• Weekend and Evening: $2.50 bonus;

• After 37.5 hrs: Paid at half time;

• Holiday: Paid at double time;

• Annual bonus based on performance.

• Bonus of $2,000 6 months after hiring.

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, must have a good understanding of written English and must be available to work a variety of hours.

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 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 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.

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 – 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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