Technician Immunohistochemestry

  • Company:
    Charles River
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    22 hours ago
  • Category:
    Skilled Labor

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, well help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Perform routine histology technics and immunohistochemistry technics such as: tissue trimming, tissue processing using the automatic tissue processor, paraffin embedding, cutting on microtome, automatic and manual histology and immunohistochemistry staining and mounting of slides. We are seeking a Technician for our Immunohistochemistry department located in Laval (Greater Montreal area) in Canada.


The following are responsibilities related to the position:

  • Perform technical procedures required in the terminal investigation and in the process of slide preparation for histological evaluation, with emphasis on immunohistochemistry staining, of animal organs/tissues collected at terminal investigation of animals assigned to a study (investigation or development);
  • Perform technical procedures for tissues and slides preparation intended for immunohistochemistry staining;
  • Maintain a basic understanding and awareness in the field of immunohistochemistry;
  • Perform automated and manual immunohistochemistry method development, qualification/validation and sample analysis;
  • Maintain the immunohistochemistry product inventory up to date, prepare reagents and aliquot antibodies;
  • Organize and maintain the immunohistochemistry tissue bank;
  • Prepare all necessary materials;
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Complete data collection;
  • Ensure that work performed is in accordance with the requirements of the protocol/study plan and in full compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), where these conditions apply;
  • Record all data and fill out appropriate forms during procedure;
  • Pack samples for shipment;
  • Prepare chemical reagents;
  • Maximize the utilization of all resources;
  • Manage time effectively;
  • Seek development from more senior staff;
  • Remain informed on all legislation and developments related to job through self-education and external training;
  • Substitute and/or assist department colleagues;
  • Perform any other reasonable tasks that may be required.



    The following are minimum qualifications related to the position:

    • Collegial Diploma in chemistry, biology or equivalent;
    • Experience in histology;
    • Good knowledge and application of GLP;
    • Reading of English is required. Bilingualism is preferable;
    • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Good problem solving and analytical skills;
    • Detail oriented and meticulous;
    • Ability to work under time constraints and adapt to change;
    • Flexibility to work on changing work schedules;
    • Ability to work in a team environment;
    • Working knowledge of related computer applications.

    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 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 clients 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 peoples 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.