Laboratory Assistant – Formulation

Company Name: Charles River Laboratories

Location: Senneville, Queb, CA - H9X 3R3

Job Duration: 2022-01-14 to 2022-02-13


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 Description


The Laboratory Assistant will ensure that products in the central laboratory and in preparation rooms are in sufficient quantity and have not expired. We are currently looking to hire a laboratory Assistant for our Formulations team located in Senneville, Quebec.



The following are responsibilities related to the role:


  • Maintain and update various inventories.
  • Prepare different types of materials for sterilization.
  • Wash and store dishes.
  • Dispose of all kinds of waste.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and order of all work areas.
  • May be required to order equipment internally and externally.
  • Calibrate different devices as required.
  • Clean different equipment.
  • Complete documentation related to various tasks appropriately.
  • Any other related tasks.


The following are the minimum qualifications related to the position:


  • High School Diploma
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Ability to work physically (move up to 25 lbs.). 

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 ; 
  • Shuttle service from the Sainte-Anne-de Bellevue train station and from John Abbott College to the Senneville site ; 
  • Free parking. 

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