Study Director – Ocular and Neurosciences (ONS)

Company Name: Charles River Laboratories

Location: Senneville, Queb, CA - H9X 3R3

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


At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


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

We are seeking a Study Director for our Ocular & Neurosciences department, site located in Senneville (Greater Montreal area) in Canada.


The following are responsibilities related to the Study Director position : 

  • Designs, writes, reviews and edits, as necessary, Study Plans, amendments and study schedules that define and schedule all study activities.
  • Oversees and cordinates all aspects of study procedures, whether performed within the department or by service departments.
  • Ensures that prjects are performed according to Standard Operating Procedures and Good Laboratory Practice regulations and is aware of appropriate regulations, guidelines and guidances.
  • Writes, reviews and edits, as necessary, draft r final reports that document all study related procedures and results.
  • Prompt verbal or written communication with Sponsors on study related business.
  • Oversees and coordinates study conduct (protocol development, technical guidance, and reporting).
  • Assists in study planning, scheduling, and execution under the supervision of Sr. Scientist(s)/Scientific Manager.
  • Host client visits and telephone/video conferences with support/guidance from Sr. Scientist(s) as needed.
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external clients in a manner that generates confidence and builds trust.
  • Gains familiarity with overall project costs and communicates with the technical supervisor as well as the Scientific Manager on issues of staffing and equipment.
  • May attend scientific meetings, conferences and training courses to enhance job and professional skills.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the  Study Director position :

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) or equivalent in Toxicology, Pharmacology, or related discipline;
  • Prefer Master’s (MA/MS), Doctorate (PhD), PharmD, DVM, or MD degree or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience; 
  • Understanding of English and French is required;  
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work without supervision.  

The benefits of working for Charles River

  • Minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation 
  • Paid sick / personal days  
  • Career advancement opportunities and training 
  • A recognition program 
  • Positive Company Values & Culture 
  • Tuition reimbursement program 
  • Employee Activities 
  • Volunteering Program (paid day) 
  • Employee referral bonuses 
  • Relocation assistance 
  • 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 



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 Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

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 – M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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 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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