Supervisor – Toxicology 1

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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

Supervisor – Toxicology


As a Supervisor for our Toxicology group at the Sherbrooke (QC) location, you will be supervising a team in order to mobilize, empower and develop employees.

In this role, primary responsibilities include: 

  • Ensure employee and department performance management.
  • Give employees feedback in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with the various company divisions to optimize operations.
  • Guide, train, coach, support and maintain a collaborative team and a continuous improvement approach.
  • Ensure and promote positive and effective working relationships with the management team, human resources and key collaborators.
  • Regularly communicate expectations regarding quality, performance, goals, animal welfare, and health and safety. 
  • Review and respect budgets for assigned sectors.
  • Manage various operational challenges.
  • Apply the principles of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Key Elements

    We are looking for the following minimum qualifications for this role:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Good listener and strategic vision
  • Bilingualism French and English is required.
  • Collegial diploma is science or any related field in management.

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

    Role Specific Information

  • Location: easily accessible using Sherbrooke’s public transit system.

    Free parking. Electric vehicle charging station.
  • Pay: Salary based on experience
  • Schedule: Full time, permanent position (37.5 hours/week)
  • Why Charles River? 


  • 3 weeks’ vacation & Personal days.
  • Competitive benefits as of the hiring. We pay up to 85% of premiums (health & dental coverage).
  • Access to a savings and retirement program that includes an employer contribution.
  • Excellent welcome program for new employees as well as in-house advancement and career development opportunities.
  • Access to a doctor and various health professionals (telemedicine).
  • Free gym on site.
  • If you want to contribute to the wellbeing of our communities across the country and around the world, join our team. IT’S YOUR MOMENT! 

    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.

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