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Become an animal health technician in only 2 years – $1,000 Sign-On Bonus

Charles River Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted October 16, 2021.

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 BECOME AN ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN AT CHARLES RIVER IN ONLY 2 YEARS Want to apply for a world-changing job in a world-changing company?

Do you love science and animals?

Are you passionate about medical research and the possibility of contributing to life-saving therapies for people across the globe?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should join the Charles River Laboratories family to start your career in research, now In only two years, you can become a full-blown animal health technician—with in-house training from our experienced experts and salary progression included Join now to access a $1,000 signing bonus.

As an animal health technician, you’ll be responsible for the well-being of all our research animals.

Your goal will be to ensure not only their health, but also their intellectual stimulation and any other type of enrichment.

Your success will ensure the health and happiness of our animals, but also the integrity of our medical studies.

Tasks & Evolution FIRST YEAR – Supporting the health and well-being of our animals ($16.25/hour, plus $1,000 sign-on bonus, and $1,000 moving expenses)
• Ensure that an adequate supply of food and water is always available for all animals
• Clean all types of animal housing and accessories
• Accompany the animals in their physical exercises and in their enrichment activities
• Handle animals for any activity that requires it
• Record computerized data and complete verification documents
• Understand, adhere to, and apply Standard Organizational Procedures (SOPs)
• Remove domestic and biomedical waste and dispose in appropriate containers.

SECOND YEAR – Hands-on assistance in studies and scientific observation ($18.00/hour)
• Observe, examine, and follow up on clinical signs in animals.

• Record animal weights and food intake.

• Perform intramuscular and subcutaneous injections of samples in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

• Support the technicians during the different tests by immobilizing the animals.

• Fill syringes to be used for the study.

• Record computerized data and complete verification documents.

• Read and ensure understanding of study plans prior to the start of each study.

THIRD YEAR – Full-blown animal health technician, performing medical techniques ($19.50/hour)
• Administer test items and/or medications to animals (gavage, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intravenous injections)
• Perform sample collection (urine, blood, cerebrospinal fluid).

• Use specialized equipment (pumps, ECG, BP machine).

• Demonstrate initiative and interest in new work techniques and in working with different animal species.

• Observe, examine, and follow up on clinical signs of animals Skills & Benefits KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
• Ability to maintain the regular physical effort required to lift, push, and move equipment and animals.

• High School Diploma 3.

• Experience working with animals is a plus.

• Ability to read and understand English.

• Ability to work in a team environment.

• Ability to manage time effectively.

• Ability to adapt to change.

• Flexibility to work a variety of hours including weekends, as well as the possibility of overtime evenings and nights as needed.

• Working knowledge of computer applications related to the position.

At Charles River Laboratories, we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return.

In addition to your competitive salary, medical/dental/ and retirement plan we’ll shower you with perks, including: BENEFITS:
• In-house training by our recognized experts.

• Free parking
• Shuttle from John Abbott College & Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue train station.

(Senneville Site)
• Shuttle from Metro Montmorency.

(Laval Site)
• Possibility of internal advancement according to your strengths and interests.

• Competitive benefits
– Dental, Medical, Physiotherapy, Psychotherapy, Optometrist, Life Insurance, RRSP/TFSA participation.

• Employee wellness culture
• Social activities organized by Charles River for you and your colleagues, such as ice cream day, food trucks, PoutineFest, etc.

• Salary: o Starting: $16.25 / hour o Weekend and Evening: $2.50/hr premium o After 37.5 hrs: Paid at half time o Holiday: Paid at double time