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Animal Care Technician

Charles River Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Sherbrooke, QC posted September 15, 2022.

We are seeking a Technician for our General Toxicology department located in Sherbrooke.

How you will make an impact?

Our mission to make people’s lives better is what drives us. When you join our global family, you’ll be significantly impacting the health and wellbeing of people across the world.

The General Toxicology department is responsible for ensuring the welfare of the animals and the integrity of our pre-clinical studies.

Why Charles River?

We offer an excellent welcome program for new employees as well as in-house advancement and career development opportunities. We also offer the following additional benefits:

As of your first day:

  • Competitive benefits: we pay 90% of insurance premiums (medical and dental coverage).
  • Access to a savings and retirement program that includes an employer contribution.
  • Vacation and personal leave policy.
  • A free telemedicine application for you and your family.

Work schedule and salary:

  • Salary starts at $19.50/hour.
  • Full time, permanent position (37.5 hours/week).
  • Weekend work (rotation) and bonus ($2.75/hour).
  • After 37,5 h : Overtime paid at time and a half
  • Holiday: Paid at double time
  • Annual bonus based on performance.
  • Bonus of 2,000$ after 6 months.


  • Easily accessible using Sherbrooke’s public transit system.
  • Free parking.
  • Electric vehicle charging station.

What you will be working on?

Our team of Technicians are professionals who carry out technical tasks, observe the animals and maintain their living conditions according to the highest wellbeing standards in the industry. We apply the principles of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

What kind of person are we looking for?

We are looking for a self-driven and meticulous person who is passionate about animals and holds a DEC (Diploma of College Studies) in Animal Heath (bioecology, biotechnology) or a Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences (Bioecology, Biology, Animal Sciences). Our department values teamwork, respect and mutual support.

The ideal candidate must be a team player with good observation skills, must be able to work physically (lift up to 20 kg), must have a good understanding of written English and must be available to work a variable schedule. This job is unfortunately not for you if you have allergies to animals.

Please note that upon being hired, you will have to undergo an annual tuberculosis test at the expense of the company.

If you want to contribute to the wellbeing of our communities across the country and around the world, join our team and BE THE DIFFERENCE!