Senior Analyst - Analytical Chemistry

Laval, Québec, ca
Company: Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)
Category: Analyst
Published on 2021-03-24 03:17:03

Senior Analyst - Analytical Chemistry Req ID #: 94936 Location: 

Laval, Quebec, CA, H7V 4B3 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 SummaryPerform method development activities, lead validation and sample analysis works generated by Charles River Laboratories Laval activities in a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliant environment. We are currently looking for a Senior Analyst for our Chemistry department located in Laval, Quebec.

The following are responsibilities related to therole: Perform and understand research activities related to studies, with minimal supervision; Lead to completion validation and sample analysis works in a multidisciplinary laboratory (LCMS or HPLC), using a wide variety of techniques, with minimal supervision; Design, document, carry out and analyze experiments in an autonomous manner with upmost quality; Prepare, optimize and troubleshoot the instrumentation (HPLC/LCMS) for injections; Assists in the training and coaching of technical staff on ongoing works and techniques; Versatility to perform batch extractions for sample analysis (LCMS) and dose formulations (HPLC); Monitor, advise and interpret the validity of test results; Prepare technical worksheets and procedures, and develop validation plans and reports, as required; Participate actively in the revision and improvement of technical procedures regularly used in the laboratory, and in the implementation of new techniques; Receive, store, verify, process and dispose of biological samples (LCMS) / dose formulations (HPLC) for analysis; Ensure adequacy of record keeping; Ensure all documentation associated with sample analysis, instrument maintenance, and training is up-to-date; Take part in the routine duties of the laboratory such as preparation of reagents, instrument calibration, product reception; Comply at all times with all departmental and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Manage time effectively; Remain informed on technology developments and standards by self-education and/or external trainings, as required; Substitute and/or assist department colleagues; Perform any other reasonable tasks that may be required.

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications related to theposition: Collegial Diploma in Science with 10 years of relevant work experience or B.Sc. in Chemistry or Biochemistry or related field with 8 years of relevant work experience; Significant experience using LC-MS/MS and HPLC-UV with chromatographic data system; Knowledge and application of GLP is an asset; Reading and writing of English. Bilingualism is preferable; Ability to run experiments in an autonomous manner; Flexibility to work on changing work schedules; Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills; Detail oriented and meticulous; Ability to work independently under time constraints and adapt to change; Ability to work in a team environment; Working knowledge of related computer applications.

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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