Animal Health Technician


NuChem Sciences, a Sygnature Discovery business is a world-leading integrated drug discovery Contract Research Organisation based in the UK and Canada with its headquarters in Nottingham and additional facilities in Alderley Park, Macclesfield, Glasgow, Montreal and Quebec City.  Its staff of over 1,000, which includes 900 scientists, partners with global pharma, biotech and NFP organisations.

Since 2004, Sygnature Discovery has delivered over 40 novel pre-clinical and 22 clinical compounds, with its scientists named on over 170 patents. Therapeutic areas of expertise include oncology, inflammation and immunology, neuroscience, metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, fibrotic diseases and more.  

About the role

Nuchem Sciencesis currently looking for a candidate for the position of Animal Health Technician at its research center located at the NEOMED Institute in the Montreal Technoparc in Ville Saint-Laurent. The company provides a variety of preclinical services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry helping them in their drug discovery and development.


  • Perform basic techniques (treatments, taking biological samples, evaluations);
  • Administer treatments to animals and collect laboratory data;
  • Follow guidelines of the experimental protocols as well as standard operating procedures;
  • Have a great sense of ethics;
  • Perform in-life portion of different types of disease models in animals;
  • Participate in the daily team tasks and related duties;
  • May be required occasionally to work on weekends or holidays, or outside of routine work hours in the morning or in the evening.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology (BSc) or Animal Health Technician degree (DEC);
  • 0-2 years of experience handling small laboratory animals;
  • Must be hard-working, eager to learn, organized, proactive, self-disciplined and co-operative;
  • Proficient with MS Office;
  • Have a valid driver’s license and access of vehicle;
  • Mammalian cell culture technique an asset;
  • New employees will be required to provide proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination;
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Compensation and Benefits


Salary and additional pay

  • Competitive and based on experience.
  • Annual bonus incentive plan.


  • Full time permanent position;
  • Health and dental care insurance plan;
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance;
  • Life insurance;
  • 3 weeks vacations;
  • RRSP employer’s matching program;
  • Telehealth program;
  • Casual dress code;
  • Flexible schedule;
  • Personal days;
  • On-site free parking;
  • Continuing education;
  • Career development.


  • Monday to Friday

Apply today to work with state-of-the-art research facility and become part of the NuChem Sciences Drug Discovery Team!