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Sr.IT Analyst Info.Sec. - Canada  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 17 July 2017

Project Description

For nearly 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, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

We are seeking an experienced Sr. IT Analyst - Security Information for our Corporate Functions site located in Montréal, Canada


Provide monitoring and support to ensure information system data availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. Collect and analyze event information and perform threat or target analysis. Participate in first-level response and address reported or detected incidents.


  • Monitor reports of computer viruses/malware to ensure virus/malware protection systems are maintained up-to-date.
  • Perform vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and web application security testing against industry standard frameworks (OWASP, SANS20, etc.)
  • Research and recommend corrective actions to mitigate or resolve identified vulnerabilities and security violations.
  • Provide summary reports of vulnerabilities, events, and incidents to information security management.
  • Participate in the distribution of directives, vulnerability, and threat advisories to end users.
  • Act as a primary or secondary support for specific IT security tools and systems, such as network access control, security information event management, privileged access management, identity access management, antivirus/anti-malware, endpoint encryption, forensics, eDiscovery, etc.
  • Participate in the development of risk programs to achieve required risk tolerance levels.
  • Provide technical support for a wide range of information security issues including secure electronic data traffic, network security, and data security and privacy.
  • Participate in the evaluation and integration of systems and networks to maintain system security.
  • Test and implement appropriate information security methods and control techniques such as firewalls, intrusion detection software, data encryption, data backup and recovery.
  • Assist senior personnel in performing forensic analysis of digital information and physical evidence.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science, information technology, or related discipline.

Experience: Minimum of 2 years related experience in IT security operations.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Certification/Licensure: IT security related certification desired (e.g., Security +, CISSP, CISA, GSEC, or similar professional certification).


  • Understanding of HIPPA-HITECH, PCI, SOX, GxPs, Data Privacy regulations, etc.
  • Familiarity with security controls relating to antivirus/antimalware, firewalls, DLP, network access control systems, or other similar products/technologies.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of SIEM, IAM, PAM systems desired.
  • Knowledge of IT and information security best practices.
  • Able to handle moderate problem resolution with general supervision.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, teamwork, self-intiative skills.


  • Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must regularly communicate with employees/customers; must be able to exchange accurate information.
  • Must occasionally move about inside varied office environments to access file cabinets, office machinery, servers and network equipment, other computer technologies and infrastructure, etc.


  • May require occasional domestic or international travel.

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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet