Position title: Clinical Veterinarian

Company name: Charles River

City: Saint-Germain-Nuelles

Country: France


Who are we ?
The Charles River site near Lyon, France, is a unique 14-hectare site located in the Azergues
valley, close to Lyon. It offers an innovative, dynamic and friendly scientific environment where
nearly 1000 people work every day with the common goal of participating in the development of
drug therapies, while respecting animal welfare

The position

We are looking for a Clinical Veterinarian (F/H) to join our team of 4 veterinarians on a permanent
Under the responsibility of our veterinary manager and within a strict regulatory framework (GLP),
you will be responsible for the medical and sanitary follow-up of site animals (minipigs, dogs, NHPs,
rabbits and non-rodents) used in safety assessment studies.
You will provide technical and scientific advisory to the animal facility team and overview the
humane care of animals.
You will receive a complete onboarding and training program, provided by technical and scientific

Tasks and responsibilities
 Carrying out veterinary examinations of animals and provide care and treatment, including
standard surgeries
 Providing technical and scientific expertise to animals care takers staff and to scientific
 Applying the health monitoring program and review food, bedding and water analysis
 Ensure the global animal welfare policy of Charles River is applied
 Participating in educating and training staff on animal welfare and humane care of animals
 Actively participating in the development and fine-tuning of new methods (surgical
interventions, sampling, new dosing techniques, etc.)
 Involvement in specific experimental phases of safety assessment studies (neurological
 Actively participating in the Ethic Committee and Animal Welfare Body
 Ensuring the back-up management of the veterinary pharmacy in accordance with
regulatory requirements
 Monitoring regulatory files and ensure AAALAC accreditation is maintained.
 Participating in customer Animal Welfare audits and regulatory inspections (DDPP)


Specific conditions
On-call duty is required for some evenings and weekends (approximately 1 every 5 weeks).

Expected qualifications
You have a veterinary degree recognized in France and you are registered at “Ordre des
Ideally, you have expertise/specialisation in ophthalmology (CES).
You have a good command of French and English, both spoken and written.
You have excellent interpersonal skills and good teamwork abilities.

Contractual terms
 French contract under collective agreement for the pharmaceutical industry
 Salary: From €40,000 gross / year over 13 months
 60% of the cost of health insurance, company restaurant, work council
 Transport bonus, profit-sharing, seniority agreement, remote agreement, etc.
 Work site is not accessible by public transport : personal mean of transport essential

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