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Charles River Laboratories Support Technician (Summer Student) in Senneville, Quebec

Support Technician (Summer Student)

Req ID #: 59752


Senneville, QC, CA

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

Non benefits eligible workforce including students,seasonal hires, and temporaries [excluding interns].

We are seeking aSupport Technician for ourSample Management Department located inSenneville.

The following are responsibilities related to the position:

  • Perform reception, verification and storage of samples using the Watson LIMS®system.

  • Ensure the integrity of the studies and fulfill the regulatory agencies requirements by performing the activities according to the GLP, SOP and health and safety.

  • Ensures that the work areas are clean and orderly.

  • Perform the activities in a timely fashion by adhering to preset schedules.

  • Supervise some technical functions performed by less experienced employees.

  • Identify problems or potential problems and assist the appropriate personnel in establishing and implementing the appropriate solutions.

  • Participates in the training of the technical staff as required according to the complexity of the tasks

  • Show flexibility in regard to the nature of the work to respond to the needs of his/her group and all other groups within the division.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • The technician is regularly required to talk, hear and work/type at a computer.

  • Being able to perform repetitive motions such as handling frozen samples several times during the day.

  • Move around in the freezer room, the offices area, the shipping area and the walk-in freezer.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the position:

  • Education : N/A

  • Experience :Relevant experience an asset

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered an acceptable substitute for education and specific experience as listed above.

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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

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 2018.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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