Molecular biology analyst (Immunology)

Charles River Laboratories

For 75 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

As an Analyst for our Molecular Biology team located at the Senneville site, you will perform sample analysis work in a laboratory environment, perform data analysis to determine if results meet expectations and record data in accordance with company policies and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements

The Molecular Biology Department mainly analyzes the biodistribution of vectors and cells used primarily for gene and cell therapy. In addition, the team is called upon to analyze the expression of several genes modulated following treatment. The goal of these analyses is to understand the mode of action of different drugs and to determine if they are effective. We work with pharmaceutical compounds that target several therapeutic areas, including oncology, inflammation, infectious diseases, ocular diseases, metabolism, and diseases of the cardiovascular, renal, respiratory and central nervous systems.

In this role, responsibilities may include:

  • Perform a variety of DNA and RNA purification assays as well as qPCR and RT-qPCR assays on platforms such as Quantstudio, QXone (ddPCR), Maxwell, Quantigen, and Nanostring.
  • Perform method development, validation and sample analysis testing. 
  • Document and process analytical data according to GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) to maintain the company’s high level of quality. 
  • Work in collaboration with scientific staff to optimize methods. 

Key Elements

If you have the following qualifications, we will train you for the rest:

  • DEC in Science (Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory or equivalent) or a BAC in Science (Immunology, Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent)
  • Ability to work under time constraints, excellent organizational skills, and ability to adapt to change.
  • Work with precision, pay attention to detail, and strive for quality work.
  • Self-starter with a collaborative and positive attitude.
  • Reading and writing English is required. Bilingualism is an asset.

Role Specific Information

  • Location: Senneville (Shuttle service from Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue train station and John Abbott College to the Senneville site) Free parking
  • Salary: starting at $19.50/hr . Opportunity to start at a higher level with a higher salary with specific research experience 
  • Schedule: Weekday schedule, Monday to Friday
  • Permanent position as of the hiring, full time 37.5hrs per week

Why Charles River?

  • Competitive benefits upon hire. We pay up to 85% of premiums (medical & dental coverage)
  • Paid development training
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • 24/7 access to a doctor and various health care professionals (telemedicine)
  • 3 weeks’ Vacation & 5 Personal day policy 
  • Numerous organized social activities

If you want to contribute to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country, but around the world, join the team, IT’S YOUR TIME!

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 300 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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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.

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer – all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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 [email protected]. 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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