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Title: Husbandry Technician I/II at SRI International
Location: Menlo Park, CA

Under close to moderate supervision the Lab Animal Medicine Department (LAMD) Technician will provide animal husbandry, investigator support, and/or cage wash duties.

The general responsibilities include:
  • General animal husbandry of LAMD species including: rodents, rabbits, canines, and non-human primates (NHPs)
  • Introduction and performance of specialized animal husbandry procedures and regulated species
  • Introduction to special caging needs (i.e. sterile housing, NHP, GMP, GLP)
  • Handling, restraint, weaning, sexing, and identification methods of animals
  • Maintain accurate records for assigned areas
  • Recognize and report common signs of clinical illness within animals.
  • Supply preparation and stocking
  • Assist in animal receiving process
  • Operation of cage washing equipment (cage washers, autoclaves etc.)
  • Monitoring of cage wash chemicals
  • Perform cage wash equipment temperature testing and documentation
  • Washing, autoclaving and preparation of animal caging and equipment
  • Washing and sanitation of miscellaneous facility equipment
  • Facility sanitation
  • Waste Disposal
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Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of husbandry experience working on rodents, nonhuman primates, or canines. Certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science or equivalent education in the life Sciences field is desirable. Job requires routine lifting of items such as food and bedding bags, racks of water bottles, and pushing of carts and racks of animals and supplies, and frequent contact with rodents, nonhuman primates and/or canines, rabbits. Must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and communications skills (written, oral and comprehension). Must be willing and able to work holidays, weekends and to adjust schedule to facilitate workload within the department.


To apply, submit resume to Thomas.Cooper@advantageresourcing.com (Technical Recruiter)


(Posted 4/7/22)


Title: Sales Manager at VRL
Territory: Primary concentration in Mid-Atlantic/South East, North-East, and Western US positions available.

As a VRL Sales Manager, the role will be to maintain and grow the preclinical research testing, biologic material testing, and animal health monitoring services segments of the business within the Biotech, Pharma and CRO markets.

Your customers will include, study directors, scientist, research associate, research technician, and laboratory animal veterinarians.

The responsibilities of this role will include cultivating long-term relationships with key customers and thought leaders in the territory as well as generating new business through lead to opportunity conversion.

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The following are the duties & responsibilities related to the Sales Manager position:

  • Develop support activities to achieve upselling of products and use of products and services.
  • Success will come as you protect and expand business by working with clients on preclinical research projects, biological material testing programs, and growing the research animal health monitoring laboratory business.
  • You will establish and maintain relationships of existing and potential customers, including preparing and following up on quotations and bids.
  • Deliver seminar-type presentations to individuals or groups of potential and existing customers on our service portfolio, in both a virtual and in-person environment.
  • Complete all sales administration, including completing all Salesforce.com requirements & territory management activities.
  • Business review participation, including presentation of financial models, cost justification, comparison and market feedback. Communicate competitive issues to marketing organization and business unit manager.
  • Responsible for translating customer needs into custom profiles.
  • Responsible for customer billing questions, assistance in resolution disputes, collections, and customer satisfaction.
  • Provide annual forecasting and perform regular reviews for the region as well as each individual sales territory.

Job Qualifications
The following are the minimum qualifications related to the Sales Manager position:
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences, sales or related field experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum 8 to 10 years relevant industry experience, with at least five of those years with direct client interface. Scientific and research background preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience requirements.
  • Certification/Licensure: NA
  • Other: Excellent interpersonal, customer relationship, proactive selling, and leadership skills. Familiarity with Microsoft office and Salesforce CRM. Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

Forty percent (overnight) travel and weekend work required.


To apply, email john.firneno@vrl.net

(Posted 3/19/22)


Title: Research Associate 1, Vivarium at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Location: Petaluma, CA
WORKSTYLE: ONSITE ONLY

We are currently seeking a qualified and motivated individual to join our team in Model Development as a Research Associate I.

The selected individuals will perform routine duties associated with the husbandry of mouse and rat colonies in a research laboratory setting and will be involved in aspects of in-vivo research in support of efficacy studies.

Requirements: Requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained. Research Associate I require 2+ years’ experience

Research Associate I’s expected job breakdown: 50% Husbandry work, 50% In-vivo work.

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Summary of Duties:
Husbandry:
Job Duties:


Performs animal husbandry services including but not limited to feed/water checks, clinical observation, cage changing, and animal care. Includes weekend work.

General animal facility cleanliness and maintenance of holding, procedure, and support rooms according to established standard operating procedures.

Supply inventory maintenance; Stocking/monitor of expired supplies.

Receipt, distribution, and housing of animals.

Performing and recording daily clinical observations for multiple animal models.

Operating colony management and inventory software, and other computer-based work such as email and Microsoft Office applications.

Sentinel mouse swabbing/collection.


In-vivo:
Job Duties:

Proficient technical skills (e.g., blood collection, necropsy, etc.) ranging from basic to intermediate.

Technical proficiency administering test compounds by various routes. (SQ, IV, IP, PO).

Assist and/or design pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies in support of efficacy studies.

Tube labelling/study preparation.

Dose calculation/verification.

Genotyping and animal identification (tattoo, ear tags, etc.).

Colony management/Breeder colony management.

Additional tasks as program requires.

Research Associate I will work under the direct supervision of the Vivarium Manager along with the guidance of the Vivarium Director.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

The applicants must possess excellent organizational abilities, effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential; must demonstrate the ability to build and maintain rapport and trust with a diverse population of people as well as internal colleagues and peers; must demonstrate excellent judgment and possess the ability and desire to provide flexible customer service; and must possess excellent follow up, organization, and communication skills.

As essential personnel, the selected candidate must be available for weekend, holiday, and emergency rotations as assigned.

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.


About BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

The Model Development Group at BioMarin is a dynamic, collegial, interactive group where teamwork, ingenuity, and scientific excellence are highly valued.


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(Posted 1/26/22)


Title: Animal Health Technician at UC San Francisco (UCSF)
Location: Hunters Point, San Francisco, CA
Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Job Summary
The Animal Health Technician will work closely with our other animal health technicians in managing clinical case records for animals needing medical treatment, undergoing surgery or undergoing experimental procedures. This individual will be involved in all aspects of the animal care and use program at the animal facility. This includes: overseeing daily monitoring of all animals in the colony, assisting and/or leading daily neurological diagnoses of animals (training will be provided), preparing reports for leadership, importation and exportation of animal and working closely with the veterinarians to make sure that husbandry and experimental practices are executed efficiently and in accordance with all institutional rules and pertinent state and federal regulations.

The person in this position, in coordination with our other animal health technicians, will be instrumental at leading our staff members at executing successful surgical and experimental procedures. On occasion, this person will attend appropriate LARC (centralized animal program) and IACUC meetings as determined by the facility veterinarians.

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The Animal Health Technician will have a wide range of administrative support duties. This person will assist our animal health technicians and our facility veterinarians in:

  1. Guaranteeing that all animal IACUC protocols remain up-to-date and are easy to use and understand by the animal care staff and investigators
  2. Preparing animal-use reports for the facility veterinarians and IND leadership
  3. Maintaining a well-stocked supply of surgical, medical equipment, and veterinary medicines
  4. Assisting with the pertinent documentation relating to animal procedures as determined by the facility veterinarians
  5. Documenting all husbandry parameters (humidity, temperature, cage and room changes, etc.) that are relevant for successful inspections by our accrediting agencies, including AAALAC, USDA, CDC, and NIH
  6. Guaranteeing that all HPAF Standard Operating Procedures are up-to-date
  7. Guaranteeing experiments are concluded with correct samples collected

Required Qualifications
  • Completion of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) or State of California approved two-year animal health technician curriculum plus four years of applicable experience; certification or eligibility for certification as a registered Animal Health Technician; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
  • Manage time and scheduled tasks appropriately with minimal supervision.
  • Able to effectively and efficiently work well with other team-members in a high-throughput, dynamic, and physically-demanding environment
  • Able to effectively follow Standard Operating Procedures as it relates to Environmental Health and Safety procedures (i.e. proper use of Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Able to use computers effectively
  • Able to communicate effectively and succinctly in a timely manner, with investigators and with IND-Animal Facility Staff

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with biomedical research and animal models of disease
  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification
  • Experience working in highly dynamic ABSL-1, ABSL-2 and ABSL-2* environments



(Posted 1/26/22)


Title: Animal Care Technician II at Apex Systems
Location: South San Francisco, CA or Dixon, CA

Essential duties and responsibilities:
  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations utilizing an assigned iPAD or tablet device.
  • Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
  • Work closely with Veterinary Staff, assist with animal sample collection and other in vivo procedures as assigned by the on-site facility veterinarian or veterinary staff member.
  • Provide service daily to the researchers to ensure study animals receive medicated diet and/or water and any other special housing requests outlined in their study protocol. Direct communication and interaction may be required between employee and researcher.
  • Perform a variety of technical procedures on rodents, such as, ear tagging, shaving, blood collecting, tissue sampling, glucose monitoring, fasting, etc.
  • Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry and personnel protective equipment use, biosecurity procedures.
  • Receive, inspect and house incoming animals; care for and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area as required by department SOP’s, guidelines/policies, and protocols.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
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Benefits of being an Apex Employee:

  • One Paid AALAS Certification (ALAT, LAT, LATG)
  • PTO, Sick Time and Holiday pay
  • Attendance and performance incentives and team building activities
  • Medical, Vision and Dental coverage options
  • Long and Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401(k) plan, Transit Account and additional Insurance offerings

Qualifications:
Education: High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required.
Experience: ALAT Certification preferred and/or a minimum of two years directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


For a full job description as well as additional information please reach out to Hanna Hopper (hhopper@apexsystems.com)

(Posted 1/25/22)


Title: Director of Animal Welfare Services at University of Oregon
Location: Eugene, OR

The Director of Animal Welfare Services (AWS) provides support to the IACUC (Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee) in the service of research excellence and compliance with legal requirements, and advice on best practices including organizing and maintaining IACUC communication and records. This position provides guidance to University of Oregon researchers on best practices for performing research that is compliant with all relevant animal care and use regulations and assists researchers in resolving barriers to compliance, including helping them develop protocols that are likely to obtain IACUC approval and guiding them through the approval process.

The Director facilitates cooperative agreements among the University of Oregon and collaborating institutions for research involving vertebrate animals, and works with the IACUC, facilities directors, and veterinarians in formulating a training program and conducting trainings. The successful finalist will be adept in proactive and solutions-oriented customer service, team-oriented, detail-oriented, and outcomes-focused, and will have a demonstrated track record in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Research Operations and will be responsible for managing AWS support staff.

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Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree.
  • Certification as Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) OR at least one year of ‘relevant IACUC experience’ per PRIM&R and the ability to sit for the CPIA within one year of hire.
  • Three years of experience working with the ethical principles, federal regulations, agency guidelines, and nationally accepted standards for animal research, as well as other agency-specific requirements, and familiarity with typical university contracts and agreements relating to the IACUC.
The University will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background, skill set, and any experience that might be transferrable to the role.

Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state reporting criteria associated with animal programs
  • Highly developed knowledge of humane care, management, and housing of animals with an understanding of standards and guidelines as established by institutional, local, state, national, and international regulations and AAALAC International
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain knowledge of changing policies, regulations, and guidance and to implement changes into local practices
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage employees
  • Highly developed interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to interact with a variety of stakeholders
  • Commitment to transparency, diplomacy, discretion, and professionalism
  • Ability to maximize the capabilities of staff and promote a culture of high performance and continuous programmatic improvement
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills and ability to set appropriate priorities between multiple concurrent tasks
  • Proficiency with information technology, including web, word processing, data entry, specialized programs, and managing electronic information
  • Ability to solve problems independently as well as in a collaborative team environment and represent the university in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to enable new investigative techniques while meeting compliance requirements.
  • Commitment to advancing the university’s research goals in creating a facilitative environment for research while navigating an increasingly complex research compliance environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Animal welfare experience working in a research-intensive institution of higher education with AAALAC accreditation.
  • Thorough knowledge of vivarium methodology and operations.
  • Experience as a member of an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
  • Experience with electronic IACUC protocol submission systems.
  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA).
  • Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a broad range of research compliance areas, including an in-depth knowledge of the federal and state regulatory framework governing animal subject research.


(Posted 1/20/22)


Title: Associate Scientist - Animal Sciences / Animal Technician II at Retro Biosciences
Location: Redwood City, CA

Signing bonus: $2,000

Retro Biosciences is a fast growing biopharma startup using high-throughput, high-dimensional approaches to develop therapies for diseases driven by the biology of aging. We are looking to expand our exceptional team at our Redwood City location.

We are seeking an Associate Scientist - Animal Sciences / Animal Technician II for our in vivo research projects. The position is an amazing opportunity for an individual looking to grow their skills in a lab setting and to get their foot in the door with a fast growing biotech company.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Take care of our animal colony and routine husbandry such as performing cage changing, animal health observations, animal receipt, and basic health treatments
  • Maintain the highest standards of animal welfare
  • Maintain all facility procedures with excellent quality and rigor
  • Assemble, set up, and operate necessary experimental equipment
  • Provide assistance with in vivo experiments by performing clinical observations, dosing, and diagnostics, among other technical procedures as needed. These skills can be developed and refined to advance your career
  • Lead vivarium-based initiatives independently and providing guidance to other team members as needed
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Qualifications

  • Certifications: minimum LAT or LATG (preferred)
  • Strong communication skills: comfort level talking to different teams and levels
  • Familiarity with GSuite: Google Sheets and Google Docs, SoftMouse
  • 3+ years of experience with research animal support required (mouse in particular), including animal handling, husbandry and maintaining laboratory cleanliness and organization
  • Detail-oriented and comfortable with routinely filling out important laboratory records, such as daily animal health check logs, room temperature/humidity readings, etc.
  • A flexible work schedule, weekends and holiday work are required but shared among the team
You may be a good match for this role if:
  • You are well-organized, with a sharp eye for detail
  • You’re energetic, adaptable, and value collaboration
  • Friends describe you as a problem solver
  • You are goal-oriented. You measure yourself against your own high standards and try each day to do better than you did the day before
If interested in this position, please or send your resume to team@retro.bio with a couple of sentences about how your experience maps onto our needs, and what interests you about Retro.

(Posted 1/19/22)


Title: Research Associate (In Vivo) at Retro Biosciences
Location: Redwood City, CA

Signing bonus: $2,000

The mission of Retro Biosciences is to extend healthy human lifespan by one decade. We are a well-funded, untraditional bio startup based in Redwood City pursuing multiple programs, including autophagy, blood plasma-inspired therapeutics, and epigenetic reprogramming. We do great science faster than academia and more agile than big pharma. We’re building a team of accomplished and kind individuals who embrace our culture of rapid iteration, transparency, and versatility.

We have an open position for an experienced Research Associate (In Vivo) to establish and support a range of activities enabling our in vivo research and clinical development.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Perform rodent surgeries
  • Perform therapeutic dosing experiments
  • Perform physical and behavioral assays
  • Assist in rodent colony management and record keeping
  • Assist in general lab management as needed – lab stock, chemical inventory, safety records, reviewing and writing operating procedures and study protocols
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Qualifications

  • AS or BS degree in biology, veterinary science, or a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of rodent microsurgery experience
  • 5+ years of performing a variety of in vivo experiments involving rodents
  • Experience breeding and maintaining rodent colonies
  • Experience managing and supporting a research lab
  • Certifications: minimum LAT or LATG (preferred)
You may be a good match for this role if:
  • You are conscientious, observant, detail-oriented and take excellent notes
  • You can balance multiple competing priorities, appreciate the big picture, and solve problems
  • You embrace the process of adapting to new and changing situations in a startup environment
  • You are happy to jump in and help with any task that comes your way
  • You are communicate clearly and proactively
  • You can rapidly iterate and improve
  • You are aligned with our mission
If interested in this position, please or send your resume to team@retro.bio with a couple of sentences about how your experience maps onto our needs, and what interests you about Retro.

(Posted 1/19/22)


Title: Senior Veterinary Nurse at UC San Francisco (UCSF)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Job Summary
The purpose of this position is to assist the facility veterinarians design and implement a strong veterinary care program at UCSF’s Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) Animal Facility and to keep good documentation of this care. The Senior Veterinary Nurse will work closely with other full-time veterinary nurses in making sure that all animals in the colony are attended to in a timely and effective manner.

At the request of and under the supervision from the facility veterinarians, this person will take the lead in executing all appropriate animal care policies and regulations that cover the animal care program at the IND Animal Facility. This person is expected to take lead in identifying and coordinating animal handling, manipulation, and care training sessions for the animal facility. In addition, the individual is expected to be a key liaison between the IND Animal Facility and the IND scientific investigators, answering queries regarding animal health in a timely and effective manner.

The Senior Veterinary Nurse will be working closely with other animal health technicians in managing clinical cases and updating records for animals needing medical treatment, undergoing surgery or experimental procedures. This person will be involved in all aspects of the animal care and use program at the animal facility. This includes overseeing daily health monitoring of all animals in the colony, performing treatments, leading daily neurological diagnoses of animals (training will be provided,) preparing reports for leadership, importation and exportation of animals, maintenance of the sentinel program, documentation and collection of samples to submit for infectious disease testing and surveillance, and working closely with the veterinarians to make sure that husbandry and experimental practices are executed efficiently and in accordance with all institutional rules and pertinent state and federal regulations.

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The Senior Veterinary Nurse will assist our facility veterinarians in:

  1. Guaranteeing that all Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols remain up-to-date and are easy to use and understand by the animal care staff and investigators.
  2. Preparing animal-use reports for the facility veterinarians and IND leadership.
  3. Maintaining a well-stocked supply of surgical, medical equipment, and veterinary medicines.
  4. Assisting with the pertinent documentation relating to animal procedures as determined by the facility veterinarians.
  5. Documenting all parameters that are relevant for successful inspections by our accrediting agencies, including AAALACi, USDA, CDC, and NIH.
  6. Guaranteeing that all HPAF Standard Operating Procedures up-to-date.
  7. Guaranteeing experiments are concluded with correct samples collected.
  8. Preparing reports aimed at succinctly and clearly communicating the most common clinical conditions and most effective interventions.
  9. Performing or assisting experimental procedures such as inoculations, survival surgeries, and other standard techniques such as injection administration, necropsies, tissue collection, and phlebotomy on animals.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a basic science or health-related field plus four years of applicable experience; certification or eligibility for certification as a registered Animal Health Technician by the California State Board of Veterinary Examiners; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
  • Able to effectively follow Standard Operating Procedures as it relates to Environmental Health and Safety procedures (i.e. proper use of Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Able to use computers effectively
  • Able to communicate effectively and succinctly in a timely manner, with investigators and with IND-Animal Facility Staff
  • Manage time and scheduled tasks appropriately with minimal supervision.
  • Able to effectively and efficiently work well with other team-members in a high-throughput, dynamic, and physically-demanding environment

Preferred Qualifications
  • AAALAS certification
    • Familiarity with biomedical research and animal models of disease
    • Experience working in highly dynamic ABSL-1, ABSL-2 and ABSL-3 environments.
  • License Veterinary Technician in at least one state of the USA or equivalent experience as determined by facility veterinarian



(Posted 1/10/22)


Title: Research Associate (Vivarium) at ChemoCentryx Inc
Location: San Carlos, CA

ChemoCentryx is searching for a Research Associate (Vivarium) that will be responsible for monitoring and conducting various pre-clinical pharmacology models and pharmacokinetic studies in mice and rats in accordance with all guidelines and regulations Laboratory Animal Care that will report to the Director of Vivarium and work out of our brand new state-of-the-art corporate center in San Carlos, CA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performing and recording daily clinical observations for multiple animal models
  • Recognizes and reports clinical signs of disease and/or abnormalities in mice and rats
  • Update and maintain study logs accurately and in a timely manner
  • Maintains cage cards and other records
  • Assist in conducting pharmacokinetic and toxicology studies in support of efficacy studies
  • Technical proficiency administering test compounds by various routes
  • Facilitating reproduction of animals in the colony
  • Performing routine procedures such as weighing, blood collection (non-terminal) and monitoring of efficacy models (i.e., tumor measurements)
  • Prepare special diets and water in accordance with the study protocol and administer these to the appropriate animals
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Requirements

  • Advanced communication (written / verbal) skills
  • Proficiency with computers and standard application software
  • Self-motivated and highly organized
  • Able to work independently as well as harmoniously as part of a team in a fast paced research environment
  • Ability to interact professionally with all employees and outside personnel
  • High school or GED
  • Availability to support weekend, holiday, emergency and after-hour operational responsibilities
Preferred Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science
  • 1+ years of experience conducting and dosing of mice and rats' studies
ChemoCentryx is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutics to treat autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer, primarily focused on orphan and rare diseases. ChemoCentryx balances a passion for science with the deep-seated belief that patients suffering from serious diseases deserve more than incremental improvements to the length and quality of their lives.

At ChemoCentryx, our salary and benefits packages are among the most competitive in the industry. All our employees share the rewards of their work through a generous stock option program. We also offer 401K and Flexible Spending Accounts. ChemoCentryx employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage as well as life insurance, and short and long-term disability insurance.

As an equal opportunity employer, ChemoCentryx, Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.

In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@chemocentryx.com for assistance.

ChemoCentryx, Inc. is enrolled in E-Verify® and participates in E-Verify® in addition to our Form I-9 process. www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

To all recruitment agencies: ChemoCentryx, Inc. does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for the payment of placement fees related to unsolicited resumes submitted to open positions, job aliases, or to our employees.

Please apply on the website: www.chemocentryx.com


(Posted 12/20/21)


Title: Animal Care Technician II at Charles River Labs (CRL)
Location: South San Francisco, CA

Three (3) positions available, each at a slightly different location in South San Francisco. The job description is the same for each position.

We are seeking an Animal Care Technician II for our Insourcing Solutions site located in South San Francisco.

The following are responsibilities related to the Animal Care Technician II :
  • Cares for the animals used in research and development studies. Performs duties related to the maintenance of experimental animals such as feeding and caring for animals, cleaning cages, holding animals for treatment by laboratory technician or maintaining inventory and animal identification records. Performs cleaning/sanitation of animal facility and equipment. Responsible for bio-safety and bio-security of the animals. May partner with pre-clinical investigators to assist and support veterinarians with surgery, dosing, post-op care and monitoring of animal studies.

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The following are minimum qualifications related to the Animal Care Technician II position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related discipline and 1 year related experience or CVT/LVT/RVT certification and one 1 years related research husbandry and technical experience OR High School Diploma/GED and two (2) years related research husbandry and technical experience required
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the ALAT level/CALAS initial level required. LAT preferred.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees.

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition (crrecruitment_US@crl.com) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.



(Posted 11/11/21)


Title: Animal Care Technician at Valley Bio Services LLC
Location: Mountain View, CA

Actively growing vivarium seeking Animal Care Technicians to perform procedures on rodents. Our facility is conveniently located and we have clients that are expanding their research. Work part-time or full-time.
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Monitors and observes animal behavior, maintaining accurate and detailed records regarding the identity, health and habits of various research animal species;
  • Assists with animal husbandry including changing cages, feeding/watering animals using specialized techniques and equipment, and developing skills necessary to safely and humanely handle various animal species;
  • Provides adequate quantities of clean feed and water to all animals on a daily basis;
  • Maintains and records the distribution of specialized animal diets and logs environments following prescribed Standard Operating Procedures;
  • Prepares cages and provides sufficient quantities of clean and bedded cages as well as other supplies and materials to animal holding rooms;
  • Tracks and maintains adequate supplies and inventory to support daily activities throughout facilities; provides to the supervisor routine supply/equipment orders (i.e. feed and bedding, disposable supplies, equipment repairs and service);
  • Maintains animal rooms in clean and odorless condition and maintains room census.
Please apply with a resume and short note to admin@valleybioservices.com

(Posted 11/9/21)


Title: Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) at Valley Bio Services LLC
Location: Mountain View, CA

Actively growing vivarium seeking freelance LAT to perform procedures on rodents. Our facility is conveniently located and we have clients that are expanding their research. Grow with us.
  • Must be certified at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level and have at least two years of experience in a laboratory animal facility performing animal husbandry and clinical care.
  • Must be proficient in obtaining blood and other samples from rodents.
  • Responsible for maintaining the animal health quality assurance program to include the sentinel animal program; maintaining animal health records; performing routine animal health checks; reporting abnormalities to the investigator and attending veterinarian; performing prescribed treatments; and fulfilling technical requests of researchers.
Please contact Joe Cain at admin@valleybioservices.com to learn more.

(Posted 11/9/21)


Title: Veterinary Surgical Technician at Labcorp Drug Development/Covance
Location: San Carlos, CA

ID 2021-76219

Do you have Veterinary and Surgical Tech skills? Would you like the opportunity to train as a Surgeon? Are you a Veterinary Technician looking for a new set of challenges outside of allergies, spay and neuter?

Apply now to an exceptional organization!


Join the team in San Carlos, CA as a Veterinary Surgical Technician working in Medical Device Studies. In this role you will be providing excellent care to animals in research studies. You'll be working with cutting edge research and your work will have a direct relationship to our mission of improving health and improve lives.

In this role, you will learn to coordinate activities involved in medical device studies, you'll be working with large animals in a research setting. Duties include but not limited to:
  • Administers animal care and medical treatments such as suture removal, bandage removal and or replacement, restraint/handling, venous catheterizations placement
  • Give urgent treatments as directed by veterinarian staff (IV/ SQ fluids, oxygen therapy (mask or intubation), analgesics.).
  • Collects basic samples using appropriate techniques and submitting the samples.
  • Learns to take and process radiographs; knows and understands radiation safety.
  • Assist veterinarians by preparing wound, gathering supplies, monitoring during and after procedure.
  • Animal prep for surgery, including intubation, surgical scrub (aseptic technique), monitoring animals under anesthesia and recovery.
  • Performs minor surgical procedures.
  • Position requires working every 3rd weekend both Saturday and Sunday. Regular Overtime.

Learns to coordinate activities involved in medical device studies, performs technical procedures in various areas, collects data and documents pertinent information in compliance with appropriate SOP’s, GLP’s and regulatory agency guidelines. Monitors animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and help maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance.

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Labcorp Drug Development offers a great benefit package including:

Labcorp Education Advantage-Over 15 undergraduate degree programs offered through Arizona State University (ASU). No out of pocket expenses – tuition is paid by Labcorp directly to ASU

24 days of PTO in the first 12 months of employment, full health care coverage, 401(k), employee stock purchase program and many more! Excellent promotional opportunities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administers animal care and medicant/treatments such as, but not limited to:
    • Prepares medical sheets
    • Animal restraint/handling
    • Suture removal
    • Bandage removal and or replacement
    • Surgery treatments
  • Venous catheterizations placement on a variety of species
  • Give treatments as directed by veterinarian staff (IV/ SQ fluids, oxygen therapy (mask or intubation), analgesics.)
  • Monitors anesthesia during surgical procedures
  • Cleans, prepares and sterilizes surgical instruments and packs
  • Learns to operate C-Arm and ultrasound; knows and understands radiation safety
  • Learns and performs basic suture techniques
  • Animal prep for surgery, including intubation, surgical scrub (aseptic technique), monitoring animals under anesthesia and recovery
  • Reports all animal care concerns and becomes involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Demonstrates effective QC and documentation skills


REQUIREMENTS
  • Registered Veterinary Technician certification is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Associate degree in Laboratory Animal Technology, or Associate degree in Veterinary Technology preferred but not required
  • AALAS certification preferred but not required Prior experience with animal care, animal surgery is preferred.
    • Large animal experience including pigs and sheep is preferred but not required.



(Posted 10/29/21)


Title: Study Coordinator at Labcorp Drug Development/Covance
Location: San Carlos, CA

ID 2021-76220

Do you enjoy project management and handling details of a project? This might be the position for you!

Offering a $3000 Sign on Bonus!


LabCorp Drug Development is currently looking for a Study Coordinator-Medical Device to join our growing team in San Carlos, California.

Excellent Company to join to make a difference in Science developments!

Be more than a number!!

The Study Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the activities of routine and non-routine studies, in compliance with the appropriate company standards, GLP and regulatory guidelines in a timely, efficient manner. General assistance to Study Directors will be an essential part of the role and additional non study specific support may be given to key clients. Additional daily duties may include support of other functions within Safety Assessment and will include training and mentoring of other Study Coordinators.

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Company Overview
We believe in harnessing science for human good. And so we work day and night, around the world, to deliver answers for all your health questions—whether you’re a provider, drug developer, hospital, medical researcher or patient. In over 60 Countries!

That means everything from advancing diagnostic testing, to helping launch new drugs, to offering new perspectives through data, all drawing from a deep well of scientific expertise and research.

**Our ​mission is to help our clients bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner.

CORE VALUES:


Ethics Integrity Opportunity Excellence Accountability

Labcorp Drug Development helps to develop new drugs, medical devices and diagnostics. Your role is vital to improving the health of family, friends and animals!

How you will be rewarded!

  • Enjoy 24 days of personal-time-off (PTO) (pro-rated depending on start date)
  • Have access to other great benefits including: tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and of course medical and dental insurance.

Access to growth opportunities
With the support of exceptional people from across the globe, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with:
  • Formal and informal mentoring opportunities
  • Extensive training and job shadowing opportunities
  • Personalized development planning
  • Exposure to many drug development scientific career paths

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Provides administrative and coordination for medical device studies, including prestudy tasks, monitoring the inlife progress of assigned studies, post-life study processes and interacting with clients.
  • Provides administrative backup support for Study Directors on day to day study-specific activities or tasks.
  • Is familiar with standard operating procedures, capabilities, and regulatory guidelines. Serves as a team resource for questions related to these topics.
  • Provides leadership to study teams and successfully manages difficult projects.
  • May lead client or internal discussions, with input from Study Director, related to study design changes and study issues.
  • Ensures study compliance with the protocol, standard operating procedures, Good Laboratory Practices, and other regulatory guidelines.
  • Coordinates the study scheduling process with operating rooms, equipment, supplies and staff.
  • Coordinates the efforts of a study team to become a successful project manager.
  • Plans, prioritize, and manage a workload and the associated responsibilities.
  • Serves as a key contact in communication and interactions with other departments and clients.
  • Maintains complete, organized, and current study files including study schedule, protocol, and applicable correspondence.
  • Assist in drafting amendments for Study Director Review and approval.
  • Ensures all client comments on protocols and amendments are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Schedules and participates in preinitiation and other study-related meetings, as required, and takes and distributes preinitiation meeting minutes.
  • Works closely with proposal managers to ensure all aspects of the study are covered and any work scope changes are reported
  • May sit on the IACUC committee as a voting member
  • Verifies the project schedule accurately reflects the requirements of the protocol.
  • Monitors progress and status of assigned studies.
  • Compiles data for clients for regular study progress updates.
  • Co-hosts or independently hosts client visits.
  • Performs QC (peer) reviews on study reports.
  • Undertakes other administrative or scientific duties as assigned.
  • Places special orders for client specific needs
  • Prepare samples for shipping to clients and external vendors
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements and assists in their resolution. May participate in other process improvement teams.
  • Manages increasingly complex projects and study designs while taking on an increased workload.
  • Provides input and assist with implantation of new technology and system changes/upgrades/enhancements.
  • Learns to implement action plans for solving study problems as they occur, including participation in client issue resolution process and any associated internal or external discussion.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related science field.
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience highly preferred. Ideal candidate may have previous Medical Device industry experience



(Posted 10/29/21)


Title: Animal Care Assistant 1 at Stanford School of Medicine
Location: Stanford, CA

Full Time

Job Summary
The Veterinary Service Center within the Department of Comparative Medicine is seeking an Animal Care Assistant 1 to perform the following duties and responsibilities: sanitizing and/or sterilizing animal care/cage equipment according to standard operating procedures, U.S.D.A and NIH guidelines, and any other University and outside government requirements; sanitizing physical plant facilities according to standard operating procedures; placing bedding, food, and water bottles into clean animal cages; transporting animals, cages, supplies, and equipment within animal facilities; providing basic husbandry care of laboratory animals; maintaining records, i.e., census reports and sterilizing temperatures; maintaining the proper operation of sanitizing and sterilizing equipment; conducting general cleaning and housekeeping of cagewash and service areas, including washing walls, air vents, sinks, doors and doorframes, and feed containers; obtaining food, bedding, chemicals, and supplies from storage areas on a regular basis to maintain adequate daily inventory; observing for and recognizing signs of illness or death of animals under assigned care and completing the required forms for the Animal Health Care Staff; complying with governmental regulations and University policies regarding health and safety; observing and supporting good health and safety practices regarding the proper handling of animals and the use of chemicals and equipment.

The successful candidate must have high personal standards of cleanliness, neatness, and organization. Work duties require manual dexterity, mechanical ability and a conscientious attitude and concern for animals. Must possess ability to keep records and follow detailed oral and written instructions and to communicate clearly and precisely in English. Must be capable of lifting and moving cages, feed, supplies, and equipment of at least 50 pounds. Ability to properly operate a variety of cleaning, sanitizing, sterilizing equipment (including cagewashers, autoclaves, hi-pressure washers, floor scrubbers, etc.). Must be capable of properly handling and restraining all species of common laboratory animals, have no abnormal fear of any common laboratory species and should be free of animal-related allergies. Previous animal handling experience in a research or animal lab setting and/or certification at the AALAS assistant technician level, or equivalent training preferred. Prefer valid California driver’s license. The candidate selected for this position will complete an Occupational Health Surveillance Questionnaire and may be required to undergo a physical examination and immunizations. Must observe and support good health and safety practices regarding the use of chemicals and equipment.

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Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (required)
  • Ability to operate sterilizing equipment
  • Ability to handle small animals
  • Demonstrated habits of cleanliness and neatness
  • Ability to keep detailed records pertaining to animal census, cage inventory and cage washing, and sterilizing temperatures
  • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions in English
  • Ability to learn the techniques and procedures required to care for and handle a variety of animals
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment, such as cage washer or sterilizing equipment
  • Ability to lift and move a minimum of 50 pounds, e.g., feed bags or cages
  • Ability to work in direct contact with animals and all components of animal housing and animal research environment.

Certifications & Licenses
  • When driving, must have a valid California non-Commercial Class C license.
Physical Requirements*
  • Often lift and carry materials weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Frequently handle materials up to 20 lb .Occasionally carry/pull up to 60 pounds, push over 60 pounds
  • Walk/stand for long periods.
  • Bend, squat, reach above shoulder level.
  • Often use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Required vision abilities including close, distance, color, peripheral and depth perception.
  • Ability to talk and to hear.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Working Conditions
  • May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including Holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.
  • Work in direct contact with animals and all components of animal housing and animal research environment.
  • May be exposed to dust, fumes or gases, chemicals or toxic substances.

Additional and/or unusual Working Conditions
The animal care assistant should be free of animal-related allergies and willing and able to undergo a physical examination and all required immunizations. Must be capable of lifting and moving cages, feed, supplies, and equipment of at least 50 pounds. Must observe and support good health and safety practices regarding the use of chemicals and equipment.

Work Standards
  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr-processes-policiespolicies/labor-relations-collective-bargaining.



(Posted 10/22/21)


Title: Animal Care (Husbandry) Supervisor (Wednesday-Sunday) at Stanford School of Medicine
Location: Stanford, CA

Full Time

Job Summary
As the Animal Care (Husbandry) Supervisor, you will be working with an unparalleled leading edge community of faculty and staff that are fundamentally changing the world of health care. You will have the opportunity to influence and drive change with your innovative ideas, the ability to make a difference, and participate in medical advancements. Our culture is fast paced, energetic and growing.

The Animal Care (Husbandry) Supervisor will schedule, monitor and supervise the animal husbandry and sanitation duties of Animal Care Technicians across multiple facilities, with species including mammals, aquatics, and birds, to ensure program and facility compliance with the USDA Animal Welfare Act and National Institutes of Health Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. S/he will also provide ongoing training, education, and supervision of husbandry staff, including customer service and training for investigators and research personnel on animal welfare, compliance, and husbandry best practices.

The Animal Care (Husbandry) Supervisor will be scheduled to work Wednesday through Sunday from 7:00am – 3:30pm. All schedules and start times are set to change based upon business needs.

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Duties include:

  • Schedule, monitor, and supervise Animal Care Assistants performing animal husbandry and sanitation duties to ensure program and facility compliance for multiple locations. Coordinate staffing needs with other supervisors and facility managers to maintain adequate coverage of animal husbandry per operational needs.
  • Provide ongoing education to technicians on best husbandry practices (weaning, sexing, housing, health observations, and cage cleaning); analyze any observed or reported abnormalities in animal health or behavior and discuss with staff veterinarians when warranted; stay abreast of new technologies in the industry and make recommendations for adapting standard protocols to incorporate these advances.
  • Coach and develop technicians, and evaluate, provide feedback and document their performance. Counsel employees within the guidelines of the bargaining unit service agreement, and work directly with the Human Resources Manager and Employee and Labor Relations in disciplinary proceedings.
  • Orient and train technicians on workplace protocols and safety, including but not limited to: proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) (requirements vary according to animal room); material safety data sheets (MSDS); awareness of unique research animal facility environmental hazards; development of new or modification of existing standard operating procedures (SOPs) to meet current or future needs; completion of accident and injury investigation documentation, and identification of the root cause and appropriate remedy in a timely manner.
  • Partner with research personnel to provide information and best practices regarding the treatment of animals, disease control measures, and nutritional requirements; on a daily basis, provide orientation to policies and procedures, enforce/audit compliance to internal policies, and use judgment to determine level of recourse when policy violations occur.
  • Develop and implement strategies for assigning space to investigators to ensure efficient and effective use of animal facility space; enable maximum utilization in terms of the number of animals and caging; use independent discretion to reorganize space requirements to resources.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of animal husbandry, i.e. room check sheets, morbidity/mortality reports, and other documentation as requested by regulatory agencies and other reports needed by the Assistant Facility Operations Manager; analyze data to identify changes or trends that impact the research program.
  • Oversee performance management of assigned staff; contribute recommendations on hire and fire decisions.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Veterinary or Animal Science and five years of supervisory experience in a biomedical research animal facility preferred.
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences certification as Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) desired.

Education & Experience (required)
Bachelor's degree in Veterinary or Animal Science and three years of supervisory experience in a biomedical research animal facility or a combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (required)
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles, with an active role in employee management and development.
  • Familiarity with animal husbandry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of standard operating procedures for the various species of animals used in biomedical research; USDA health and welfare standards; special handling techniques for biohazard, radioactive, or infectious materials; and standards outlined in the National Institutes of Health Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.

Certifications & Licenses
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences certification as Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level or higher.
Physical Requirements*
  • Frequently use a computer, stand/walk on hard surfaces, operate cage washing equipment.
  • Occasionally sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), grasp lightly/fine manipulation, writing by hand, scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix, operate foot and/or hand controls.
  • Ability to work in a dusty, dirty and odorous environment.
  • Must be free of animal related allergies.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Working Conditions
  • Occasional overtime, including weekdays and holidays. Variable hours depending on the current needs of the unit. Lunch hours may vary and will be established per the needs of the unit.
  • Work schedule is subject to change with prior notification.
  • Restricted time off or vacation during peak business cycles.
  • Work occurs in a secured facility, in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
  • May require working with or being in areas where hazardous materials, animal allergens and/or infectious diseases are present.
  • Specific hazards include, but are not limited to: zoonosis, chemicals, pesticides, and solvents.
  • Must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing, and gloves; may require use of a respirator.

Work Standards
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.



(Posted 10/22/21)


Title: Animal Technician at UC San Francisco (UCSF)
Location: Mission Bay, Parnassus Heights. San Francisco, CA
Laboratory Animal Resource Center Operations
Part Time

Job Summary
Under direction of the Animal Resources Supervisor or assigned lead, the Animal Technician (AT) has experience, training and is capable of performing all duties within the scope of the job description for Assistant Animal Technicians. Animal Technicians performs assigned duties in a manner that achieves the Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) mission. Animal Technicians are expected to identify problems, remedy and report them immediately. Animal Technicians must ensure the proper care and use of animals and must be able to perform some technical procedures required within LARC or to support the research effort.

The Animal Technician is responsible for the daily care of animals in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Duties include changing cages and racks, delivering food and water in accordance to established procedures, maintaining equipment and animal housing areas according to standard operating procedures and federal and state regulations. Perform record keeping duties such as per-diems records, animal health surveillance, feed logs, temperature/humidity charts, animal receipt and disposition logs.

The job will involve the ability to move on hard surface for up to 7 hours/day; to wear personal protective equipment as required; includes protective clothing, protective glasses, safety shoes and gloves daily, face masks as required, respirator if assigned; to push and pull heavy objects and ability to safely move and/or lift heavy loads (up to 50 pounds).

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Department Description
The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) supports the research programs of the faculty by providing all services associated with the care and use of laboratory animals including the purchasing/receiving, daily care and monitoring of the health of all species.

LARC provides care for various species of laboratory animals housed in multiple LARC research facilities located throughout the city of San Francisco.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school/GED, completion of training equivalent to the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), and 1 year of animal care experience; or high school graduation and 2 years of animal care experience in the care of animal species appropriate to the particular job; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
  • Complete and remain current in BRER training
  • Complete Ergonomics training
  • Complete Ethics training
  • Complete and remain current in Laboratory Safety for Researchers training
  • Complete Facilities Orientation for each assigned site
  • Successful completion of ALAT in-house training curriculum within 1 year of employment
  • 1 year of animal handling or lab animal sanitation equipment operations experience
  • Ability to communicate animal health information to appropriate personnel, maintain legible records for permanent status. All assignments require some use of computer/email
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. e-mail skills, ability to scan cage barcodes, sync PDA’s for submitting Health Surveillance Reports electronically, utilize email account for work-related communications, online training, HBS timesheet submission)
  • Demonstrated experience working under general supervision
  • Ability to follow work rules, including no eating or drinking in animal areas, no smoking at campus facilities
  • Ability to follow instructions, work independently or in shared assignments with others
  • Satisfactory job performance ratings at all times during probationary employment period

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • AALAS Assistant Laboratory Animal Medicine (ALAT)
  • General knowledge of feeding, caging, and space requirements for multiple species of laboratory animals used in biomedical research
  • Ability and skills needed to identify animal health concerns and regulatory compliance for their assigned areas and to report conditions to veterinary staff, researchers, and compliance staff
  • Full knowledge of disinfection, sanitation, and cleaning agents; knowledge and ability to use cage washers for cleaning and autoclaves for sterilization of cages
  • General knowledge of federal and other licensing agencies’ regulations


License/Certification
  • Completion of training equivalent to the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
Organization
Campus

Job Code and Payroll Title
009525 ANML TCHN

Employee Class
Limited Appt

Percentage
40%

Location
Mission Bay (SF), Parnassus Heights (SF)

Shift
Days, Weekends

Shift Length
Variable

Additional Shift Details
6:00 am - 4:00 pm



(Posted 10/22/21)


Title: Principal Animal Technician at UC San Francisco (UCSF)
Location: Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA
Laboratory Animal Resource Center Operations
Full Time

Job Summary
The Principal Animal Technician’ (PAT’) duties may cover any species of animal and provide the same basic husbandry duties that would relate to the needs of that species, in addition to all of the duties assignable to an Animal Technician.

In addition to routine husbandry tasks (changing cages and racks, delivering food and water in accordance to established procedures, maintaining equipment and animal housing areas according to standard operating procedures and federal and state regulations), the PAT is responsible for providing oversight of limited technical and environmental control activities in distinct animal care areas. The PAT typically oversees the daily work activities of a group of three or more full time employees (FTEs)-animal care personnel and will evaluate employee performance with the area supervisor/manager (who conducts the review). The PAT recommends employment and termination decisions of staff. The PAT is responsible for training staff members and may provide facility trainings to laboratory staff. In addition, the PAT initiates and arranges orders and transfers of animals, supplies and equipment as needed for the specific animal care site.

The PAT is also responsible for ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations and reviews all area operations and records. The PAT may also head projects that require a higher level of technical skill (e.g., design, construct coordinate animal enrichment, breeding and colony management, knowledge of quarantine procedures, administer treatments, and perform paraveterinary procedures). The PAT is responsible for being familiar with and performing technical duties as well as data entry required for the management of mouse breeding colonies and other species as assigned.

Technical duties include providing oral or injectable doses, taking temperatures, heart rate, assessing behavior/attitude, animal identification by tattoo/ear notch/ear tag, weaning, euthanasia, blood collection, tissue collection for genotyping. Record keeping duties include maintaining per-diems records, animal health surveillance, feed logs, temperature/humidity charts, animal receipt and disposition logs, submitting daily electronic reports, entering data into a central breeding colony management database, maintaining a project history log, and keeping thorough records to track breeding/pedigree of mice bred if applicable to the assignment. The Principal Animal Technician works with minimal supervision and may be rotated as a floater to various Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) locations to provide technical or back-up assistance on an as needed basis.

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Department Description
The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) supports the research programs of the faculty by providing all services associated with the care and use of laboratory animals including the purchasing/receiving, daily care and monitoring of the health of all species and acts as a facility leader.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school, completion of training equivalent to the Laboratory Animal Technologist certification of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), and 3 years of related animal care experience with demonstrated supervisory ability; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
  • Valid California driver’s license and participation in the Department of Transportation Pull-Notice System required when applicable to job duties
  • Complete and remain current in BRER training
  • Demonstrated experience working under minimal supervision
  • Strong knowledge of feeding, caging, and space requirements for multiple species of laboratory animals used in biomedical research and the ability to assist training new hires in these areas
  • Ability to read, write and verbalize in English and maintain legible records for permanent status and communicate animal health information to appropriate personnel
  • Computer competency; basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and ability to learn and use web-based software for data entry and/or online training
  • Have knowledge of federal and other licensing agencies’ regulations
  • Ability to recognize sick animals, report conditions to veterinary staff and assist with their treatment
  • Full knowledge of disinfection, sanitation and cleaning agents, knowledge and ability to use cage-washers for cleaning and autoclaves for sterilization of cages
  • Satisfactory job performance ratings at all times during probationary employment period
  • Ability to follow instructions, work independently or in shared assignments with others; ability to explain routine work assignments to others including schedules, policies and best practices using positive communication (verbal and written)
  • Attendance at relevant animal technician training at department’s discretion if such training is offered
  • Work weekends and holidays, work occasional and variable hours/day as assigned, may work overtime
  • Rotate as needed to all Vivariums; assume other job-related functions, work with a variety of species and to work under different supervisors
  • No eating or drinking in animal areas
  • No smoking on campus facilities per UC policy

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 8 years animal handling or combination of animal handling and animal sanitation equipment operations experience
  • Prior Lead experience

License/Certification
  • Valid California driver’s license and participation in the Department of Transportation Pull-Notice System required when applicable to job duties
Organization
Campus

Job Code and Payroll Title
009523 ANML TCHN PRN

Employee Class
Career

Percentage
100%

Location
Mission Bay (SF)

Shift
Days

Shift Length
8 Hours

Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm



(Posted 10/22/21)


Title: Animal Technician at UC San Francisco (UCSF)
Location: Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA
Laboratory Animal Resource Center Operations
Full Time

Job Summary
The Animal Technician (AT) is responsible for the daily care of animals in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Duties include changing cages and racks, delivering food and water in accordance to established procedures, maintaining equipment and animal housing areas according to standard operating procedures and federal and state regulations. Perform record keeping duties such as per-diems records, animal health surveillance, feed logs, temperature/humidity charts, animal receipt and disposition logs.

Under direction of the Animal Resources Supervisor or assigned lead, the AT performs assigned duties in a manner that achieves the LARC mission. Animal Technicians are expected to identify problems, remedy and report them immediately.

The job will involve the ability to move on hard surface for up to 7 hours/day; to wear personal protective equipment as required; includes protective clothing, protective glasses, safety shoes and gloves daily, face masks as required, respirator if assigned; to push and pull heavy objects and ability to safely move and or lift heavy loads (up to 50 pounds).

The job will involve the ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surface for up to 7 hours/day; to wear personal protective equipment as required; includes protective clothing, protective glasses, safety shoes and gloves daily, face masks as required, respirator if assigned; to push and pull heavy objects and ability to safely move and or lift heavy loads (up to 50 pounds).

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Department Description
The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) supports the research programs of the faculty by providing all services associated with the care and use of laboratory animals including the purchasing/receiving, daily care and monitoring of the health of all species.

LARC provides care for various species of laboratory animals housed in multiple LARC research facilities located throughout the city of San Francisco.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school/GED, completion of training equivalent to the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), and one year of animal care experience; or high school graduation and two years of animal care experience in the care of animal species appropriate to the particular job; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
  • Complete and remain current in BRER training
  • Complete Ergonomics training
  • Complete Ethics training
  • Complete and remain current in Laboratory Safety for Researchers training
  • Complete Facilities Orientation for each assigned site
  • Successful completion of ALAT in-house training curriculum within one year of employment
  • 1 year of animal handling or lab animal sanitation equipment operations experience
  • Ability to communicate animal health information to appropriate personnel, maintain legible records for permanent status. All assignments require some use of computer/email
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. e/mail skills, ability to scan cage barcodes, sync PDA’s for submitting Health Surveillance Reports electronically, utilize email account for work-related communications, online training, HBS timesheet submission)
  • Demonstrated experience working under general supervision
  • Ability to follow instructions, work independently or in shared assignments with others
  • Satisfactory job performance ratings at all times during probationary employment period
  • Ability to follow work rules, including no eating or drinking in animal areas, no smoking at campus facilities
  • Work weekends and holidays, work occasional and variable hours/days as assigned
  • Flexibility to rotate as needed to all vivaria, assume other job-related functions, and to work under different supervisors

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • AALAS Assistant Laboratory Animal Medicine (ALAT)
  • General knowledge of federal and other licensing agencies’ regulations
  • General knowledge of feeding, caging, and space requirements for multiple species of laboratory animals used in biomedical research
  • Ability and skills needed to identify animal health concerns and regulatory compliance for their assigned areas and to report conditions to veterinary staff, researchers, and compliance staff
  • Full knowledge of disinfection, sanitation, and cleaning agents; knowledge and ability to use cage washers for cleaning and autoclaves for sterilization of cages


License/Certification
  • Completion of training equivalent to the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS); or equivalent, see above
Organization
Campus

Job Code and Payroll Title
009525 ANML TCHN

Employee Class
Career

Percentage
100%

Location
Mission Bay (SF)

Shift
Days

Shift Length
8 Hours

Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm



(Posted 10/22/21)


Title: Animal Technician at University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
Location: Berkeley, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
We are hiring for 3 full-time, career positions.

Responsibilities
  • Cleaning and Sanitation
  • Animal Care Duties
  • Training and Professional Development

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Departmental Overview

The Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC) is responsible for managing a centralized program of animal care and use on the UC Berkeley campus. The department consists of veterinary, administrative and animal husbandry personnel.

Under close supervision, Animal Technicians will perform routine animal husbandry tasks to include the cleaning, feeding, and watering of laboratory animals; the cleaning of cages/enclosures, related ancillary equipment; and the maintenance of animal care areas on the UC Berkeley campus.

Responsibilities

CLEANING AND SANITATION

  • Operate a cage washer for cleaning and sanitizing animal cages and cage supplies through automatic and manual processes.
  • Operate sterilizer machine in order to sterilize caging equipment for the animals.
  • Dispose of animal refuse and soiled bedding properly.
  • Clean and maintain animal care areas by scrubbing down the ceilings, walls, and floors at prescribed intervals following departmental procedures.
ANIMAL CARE DUTIES
  • Perform routine animal husbandry tasks including cleaning, watering, feeding, and grooming of laboratory animals pre recommended guidelines and regulations.
  • Clean and repair cages/enclosures and related ancillary equipment following departmental procedures.
  • Observe animal daily and report health concerns or abnormalities to the Veterinary staff promptly.
  • Complete all required documentation completely and contemporaneously.
  • Maintain documentation, reports, and logs including: animal identification cards and inventory records, room environment reports, environmental enrichment logs, and cage washing and/or autoclaving logs.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned by supervisor.
  • Perform euthanasia on rodents under the direction of the Veterinarian Staff.
TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Attend and participate in on-the-job and classroom training sessions.
  • Complete all assigned computer based safety and professional development training by predetermined due dates.
  • Communicate procedural questions and self-identified training deficiencies to supervisor and training staff.
  • Provide procedural mentoring to other staff as instructed by supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of hygienic principles and basic animal husbandry.
  • Applies specialized knowledge of animal husbandry procedures to ensure that research animals are being cared for in accordance with NIH, OSHA, USDA, and AWA guidelines and regulations.
  • Applies knowledge of individual facility SOPs to ensure that they are being properly implemented.
  • Skill in providing humane care and maintenance to several species of animals and providing proper restraint for several species of animals.
  • Skill in reading English and numbers to be able to follow instructions, maintain records, and identify specific animals.
  • Ability to work in an animal research environment, which requires continuous contact with animals.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pound bags of feed, bedding or animals.
  • Ability to push up to 300-pound cage racks.
  • Ability to understand established guidelines for humane care and welfare of laboratory animals as described by “Guide for The Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.”
  • Ability to euthanize rats and mice using CO2 chambers; must be able to follow the procedures for euthanasia including the use of the CO2 chamber, as well as be able to ascertain that death has occurred.
  • Knowledge of appropriate labeling and disposal of the animals euthanized, including bio-hazardous animals.
  • Basic computer skills to enter animal health reports in departmental database.


Preferred qualifications
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply the concept of contamination control practices including engineering, administrative, and procedural controls for the containment of pathogens, including disinfection, and waste handling methods appropriate for work in bio-containment animal facilities up to BSL2 level with BSL3 practices.
  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification from AALAS preferred.

Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

Driving Required
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 10, 2021


To apply, click here, click "External Applicants Apply Here", and search for job ID 23114

(Posted 10/22/21)


Title: Senior Animal Technician at University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
Location: Berkeley, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
We are hiring for 3 full-time, career positions.

Responsibilities
  • Animal Care Duties
  • Cleaning & Sanitation
  • Facility Responsibilities
  • Training and Professional Development

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Departmental Overview

The Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC) is responsible for managing a centralized program of animal care and use on the UC Berkeley campus. The department consists of veterinary, administrative and animal husbandry personnel.

Under close supervision, Animal Technicians will perform routine animal husbandry tasks to include the cleaning, feeding, and watering o laboratory animals; the cleaning of cages/enclosures, related ancillary equipment; and the maintenance of animal care areas on the UC Berkeley campus.

Responsibilities

ANIMAL CARE DUTIES

  • Perform routine animal husbandry tasks including cleaning, watering, feeding, and grooming of laboratory animals pre recommended guidelines and regulations.
  • Clean and repair cages/enclosures and related ancillary equipment following departmental procedures.
  • Observe animal daily.
  • Report health concerns or abnormalities to the Veterinary staff promptly.
  • Complete all required documentation completely and contemporaneously.
  • Maintain documentation, reports, and logs including: animal identification cards and inventory records, room environment reports, environmental enrichment logs, and cage washing and/or autoclaving logs.
  • Restrain animals using the proper technique for each species for technical procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor including para-veterinary duties and perform duties of area lead technician in their absence when assigned.
  • Assist in withdrawal of necessary food and supplies for the area and feed commercially prepared special diets to animals as instructed.
  • Assist in receiving, identifying, tagging and labeling of new animals.
  • Assist in providing special care for sick or experimentally infected animals as required.
  • Assist the area supervisor with all record keeping of each animal received including required federal forms, health charts, I.D. numbers, and release forms.
  • Perform euthanasia on rodents under the direction of the Veterinarian Staff.
CLEANING & SANITATION
  • Operate a cage washer for cleaning and sanitizing animal cages and cage supplies through automatic and manual processes.
  • Operate sterilizer machine in order to sterilize caging equipment for the animals.
  • Dispose of animal refuse and soiled bedding properly.
  • Clean and maintain animal care areas by scrubbing down the ceilings, walls, and floors at prescribed intervals following departmental procedures.
FACILITY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Promptly inform the work leader/supervisor of the need for additional equipment, protective clothing, occupational health information, or training for personnel assigned to the facility.
  • Maintain an organized and clean work environment including but not limited to: animal rooms, common areas such as corridors, cage wash rooms, procedure rooms, anterooms, storage areas and grounds.
  • Communicate facility and equipment renovation and/or repair needs to the work leader/supervisor.
TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Attend and participate in on-the-job and classroom training sessions.
  • Complete all assigned computer based safety and professional development training by predetermined due dates.
  • Communicate procedural questions and self-identified training deficiencies to supervisor and training staff.
  • Provide procedural mentoring to other staff as instructed by supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of hygienic principles and basic animal husbandry.
  • Working knowledge of animal husbandry procedures sufficient to care for laboratory animals in an experimental environment attested by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the ALAT level or higher.
  • Working knowledge of habits and appearances of laboratory animals sufficient to notice deviations from normal.
  • Knowledge of cleaning and sanitizing materials and techniques sufficient to maintain a healthful environment.
  • Skill in handling a variety of animals in a variety of situations sufficient to prevent injury or distress to the animal or self.
  • Skill in reading English and numbers to be able to follow instructions, maintain records and identify specific animals.
  • Basic computer skills to enter animal health reports in departmental data base.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the following guidelines and regulations: “The Guide”, PHS Policy, and AWA.
  • Applies knowledge of individual facility SOPs to ensure that they are being properly implemented.
  • Ability to work in an animal research environment which requires continuous contact with animals.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pound bags of feed, bedding or animals.
  • Ability to push up to 300-pound cage racks.
  • Ability to euthanize rodents via CO2.
  • Knowledge of appropriate labeling and disposal of carcasses.
  • Ability to communicate professionally using proper terminology with individuals at varied levels throughout the University.

Education/Training
Graduation from high school, completion of training equivalent to the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification of the AALAS, and one year of animal care experience; or high school graduation and two years of animal care experience in the care of an animal species appropriate to the particular job; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge’s and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Licenses or certifications required
Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification from AALAS (or reasonably expects to obtain the certification within 12 months of employment).

Preferred qualifications
Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification preferred.

Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

Driving Required
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 27, 2021


To apply, click here, click "External Applicants Apply Here", and search for job ID 23776

(Posted 10/22/21)


Title: Veterinary Technician, In Vivo Sciences at Ambys Medicines
Location: South San Francisco, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
Our In Vivo Sciences group is growing and has an exciting opportunity for a talented, process driven and highly engaged Veterinary Technician to contribute to the veterinary program and within the multidisciplinary team to develop novel therapies to treat liver diseases using cell and gene therapy strategies. In this role, you will report to our Attending Veterinarian and partner with vivarium staff and researchers to assure laboratory animal clinical care and welfare is maintained at the highest level.

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What you will do:

  • Administer high quality veterinary care and clinical triage expertise supporting animal models of liver disease
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the laboratory animal surgery, anesthesia, analgesia and postoperative care
  • Manage the Biosurveillance Program
  • Participate in the veterinary pre-review of study protocols delegated by the Attending Veterinarian
  • Develop proficiency in clinical reporting, using a veterinary care management software platform and other tracking methods to proactively report clinical cases and clinical scoring.
  • Co-author and review policies and guidelines to meet veterinary care and research animal use program standards
  • Participate in technical training and competency assessments for in vivo staff based on candidate’s areas of expertise
  • Develop, foster and maintain collaborative and team relationships with internal groups/ departments, and other organizations associated with the program

Qualifications:

  • Associate (A.S. / A.A.) or bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.)
  • Registered Veterinary Technician License (RVT), or equivalent
  • 0- 2+ year experience in a clinical veterinary practice setting with > 3 year experience in a laboratory animal research setting preferred
  • Strong understanding of basic in vivo research or drug discovery and development in rodents
  • Experience with IACUCs, managing research colonies is ideal
  • Experience working in an animal program adhering to accreditation and regulatory standards (i.e. OLAW, FDA-GLP, AAALAC, USDA etc.) is strongly preferred
  • AALAS certification preferred
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above


Company Description:
Ambys Medicines is a cell and gene therapy company focused on discovering and developing regenerative and restorative therapies for patients with advanced liver disease. Ambys is pioneering the application of cell and gene therapy to meet the urgent need for novel treatments for those suffering from severe acute and chronic liver diseases. Ambys was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceuticals and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.


To apply: https://www.ambys.com/open-positions/?gh_jid=5614613002&gh_src=66236f752us
For more information, email Krystle Okialda at kokialda@ambys.com

(Posted 10/22/21)


Title: Research Technician / Senior Research Technician, In Vivo Surgery at Ambys Medicines
Location: South San Francisco, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
Our In Vivo Sciences surgery team is growing and has an exciting opportunity for an experienced candidate with preclinical surgery expertise. In this role, you will join the Team on-site, to lead the development and production of in vivo research models. You will contribute as part of a multidisciplinary laboratory animal and scientific groups to innovate novel therapies to treat liver disease using cell and gene therapy strategies.

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What you will do:

  • Utilize strong knowledge in anatomy/physiology and technical skill, with an ability to work independently and within a team to competently deliver high quality animal models.
  • Correctly identify and document normal/abnormal clinical observations, animal behavior and welfare issues associated with in vivo procedures.
  • Demonstrate proficiency to perform simple and complex survival and non-survival rodent surgical procedures, anesthesia/analgesia, and postoperative care, with the commitment to learning new techniques.
  • Perform handling, restraint and basic bio-methodology and working in a BSL2 environment, and competent with biosafety cabinet use.
  • Experienced with IVC housing and gnotobiotic and/or immunocompromised animal husbandry.
  • Competency to perform complete gross necropsy and tissue harvests for discovery research.
  • Follow written procedures with minimal error, perform good documentation practices and be able to learn Good Laboratory and Good Manufacturing Practices as needed for the job.
  • Achieve standards for consistency, reproducibility, and high-quality animal care and welfare.
  • Develop, foster, and maintain collaborative relationships with team members and peers.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years performing in an aseptic surgery and/or necropsy role is ideal
  • 2+ years in an in vivo research or commercial setting is strongly preferred
  • Proficient following study protocols in GLP and non-GLP settings preferred
  • AALAS and/or ASR certification preferred
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Experience working in an animal program adhering to accreditation and regulatory standards (i.e. USDA, OLAW, FDA, AAALAC etc.) is strongly preferred
  • Weekend and or holiday coverage on rotated basis is required


Company Description:
Ambys Medicines is a cell and gene therapy company focused on discovering and developing regenerative and restorative therapies for patients with advanced liver disease. Ambys is pioneering the application of cell and gene therapy to meet the urgent need for novel treatments for those suffering from severe acute and chronic liver diseases. Ambys was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceuticals and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.


To apply: http://www.ambys.com/open-positions/?gh_jid=5644652002&gh_src=66236f752us
For more information, email Krystle Okialda at kokialda@ambys.com

(Posted 10/22/21)


Title: Research Technician / Senior Research Technician, In Vivo Sciences at Ambys Medicines
Location: South San Francisco, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
Our Vivarium Resource Operations team is growing and has an exciting opportunity for an experienced candidate with rodent in vivo expertise. In this role, you will join the Team on-site, to participate on the development and production of in vivo research models. You will contribute as part of multidisciplinary laboratory animal and scientific groups to innovate novel therapies to treat liver disease using cell and gene therapy strategies.

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What you will do:

  • Utilize strong knowledge in anatomy/physiology and technical skill, with an ability to work independently and within a team to competently deliver high quality animal models.
  • Correctly identify and document normal/abnormal clinical observations, animal behavior and welfare issues associated with in vivo procedures.
  • Demonstrate proficiency to perform in vivo procedures in rodents, including multiple routes of dose administration (IP, PO, IV, SC), blood collection, and necropsies.
  • Perform handling, restraint and basic bio-methodology and working in a BSL2 environment, and competent with biosafety cabinet use.
  • Execute and document assigned procedures for multiple/concurrent studies or projects.
  • Experienced with IVC housing and gnotobiotic and/or immunocompromised animal husbandry.
  • Competency to perform complete gross necropsy and tissue harvests for discovery research.
  • Follow written procedures with minimal error, perform good documentation practices and be able to learn Good Laboratory and Good Manufacturing Practices as needed for the job.
  • Achieve standards for consistency, reproducibility, and high-quality animal care and welfare.
  • Develop, foster, and maintain collaborative relationships with team members and peers.

Qualifications:

  • High School or GED at minimum with 2+ years performing hands-on conduct on in vivo studies in rodents in an in vivo research or commercial setting
  • Proficient following study protocols in GLP and non-GLP settings preferred
  • AALAS certification preferred
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Experience working in an animal program adhering to accreditation and regulatory standards (i.e. USDA, OLAW, FDA, AAALAC etc.) is strongly preferred
  • Weekend and or holiday coverage on rotated basis is required


Company Description:
Ambys Medicines is a cell and gene therapy company focused on discovering and developing regenerative and restorative therapies for patients with advanced liver disease. Ambys is pioneering the application of cell and gene therapy to meet the urgent need for novel treatments for those suffering from severe acute and chronic liver diseases. Ambys was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceuticals and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.


To apply: https://www.ambys.com/open-positions/?gh_jid=5567337002&gh_src=66236f752us
For more information, email Krystle Okialda at kokialda@ambys.com

(Posted 10/22/21)


Title: Research Associate / Senior Research Associate, In Vivo Sciences at Ambys Medicines
Location: South San Francisco, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Director of In Vivo Sciences (IVS), you will provide direct support for the conduct of in vivo studies for target validation and preclinical research activities.

What you will do:
  • Execute in vivo pharmacology studies with disease models and conduct in vivo drug efficacy studies to support early drug discovery projects
  • Support the development of, and adhere to study designs, SOPs and IACUC protocols
  • Contribute to technical reports, publications, and participate in scientific conferences as applicable
  • Perform in vivo procedures in rodents, including multiple routes of dose administration (IP, PO, IV, SC), blood collection, dissection techniques, and necropsies
  • Organize, execute and maintain multiple experiments running in parallel
  • Develop and troubleshoot novel in vivo disease models for mechanism of action studies
  • Plan, execute, analyze, and document experiments
  • Communicate study results to multiple stakeholders within the organization
  • Work in a team environment and, as needed, trains new personnel
  • Stay up to date with associated technology advancements

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Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a life science discipline
  • 3+ years of hands-on laboratory experience conducting in vivo studies in rodents in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry is required
  • Hands-on experience performing in vivo rodent procedures, preferably, using multiple dose routes (IV, PO, SC, IM), tissue sample collection, and evaluating PD endpoints
  • Experience working in a GLP regulatory environment is a plus
  • Background in pharmacology, toxicology or related disciplines is required. Direct experience with rodent liver fibrosis/cirrhosis models, hemodynamic monitoring a plus
  • Experience with cell therapy, gene therapy, or rodent surgical technique is a plus
  • AALAS certification at the LAT level or higher is preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required
  • Organized, self-motivated, able to multitask and deliver results with a high degree of attention to detail to drive projects forward in a timely manner
  • Excellent cross-functional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills is essential in this small, collaborative work environment
  • Weekend and/or holiday coverage on rotated basis is required


Company Description:
Ambys Medicines is a cell and gene therapy company focused on discovering and developing regenerative and restorative therapies for patients with advanced liver disease. Ambys is pioneering the application of cell and gene therapy to meet the urgent need for novel treatments for those suffering from severe acute and chronic liver diseases. Ambys was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceuticals and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.


To apply: http://www.ambys.com/open-positions/?gh_jid=5204248002&gh_src=66236f752us
For more information, email Krystle Okialda at kokialda@ambys.com

(Posted 10/22/21)


Title: IACUC Coordinator at Charles River Labs (CRL)
Location: South San Francisco, CA

Job Summary:

Charles River is seeking an IACUC Coordinator for our Insourcing Solutions Department located in South San Francisco, CA.

Responsible for coordinating IACUC functions and the IACUC review process, including performing administrative reviews of protocols including review, comprehend and comply with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area. Review, comprehend and comply with Animal Welfare Act, the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, CRADL policies and Guidelines and other applicable regulations and policies. Develops and maintains good client relationships. Generates reports for facility inspections and program reviews and maintains the IACUC databases. Performs recordkeeping, reporting to regulatory agencies and maintaining documentation for regulatory accreditation and licensure. Assignments involve work of an extremely confidential or complex nature. Assist in maintaining the calendar for Institute Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) meetings, Semi-Annual site inspections and Semi-Annual Program Reviews, and AAALAC site visits. Set up appointments and keep central calendar of key dates for group projects. Generate semi-annual inspection and program review reports. Schedule and assist the IACUC with conducting facility inspections. Assist in ensuring procedures and practices involving the program of animal care are appropriate for continued AAALAC accreditation of the client facilities.

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The following are minimum qualifications related to the IACUC position:

  • Education: Bachelors Degree or above in Animal Science or related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of three to five years administrative experience and 2 years working in animal programs supporting veterinary staff or scientists required. IACUC experience preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Technician (ALAT) level or higher.
  • Other: Familiarity with OLAW and AAALAC regulations and the “the Guide” preferred. Ability to effectively follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with coworkers, research staff, and managers. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Strong written and verbal English communication skills. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Office, word processing and database record keeping required. Comprehension of medical terminology preferred.

About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

About Charles River Labs:

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 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 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. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


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



(Posted 10/19/21)


Title: Manager, Vivarium Research and Operations at Ambys Medicines
Location: South San Francisco, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Director of Vivarium and Research Operations (VRO) you will supervise in vivo study applications and husbandry operations in support of Research and Development activities. Provide oversight of activities in an animal research facility. Provide staff guidance with regard to participation and planning support for designated in vivo study activities.

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What you will do:

  • Supervise/coordinate communications with scientific staff across departments at Ambys to assure in vivo study applications are performed in accordance with defined protocols. Advise on technological changes that may improve the outcome of in vivo research.
  • Supervise, coordinate, and participate in the animal care program procedures. Assist in developing and modifying, as needed, animal care policies, procedures, and practices. Support the development of, and adheres to study designs, SOPs and IACUC protocols. Oversight and use of vivarium management software and other electronic data management systems.
  • Proactively participate in, contribute to, and oversee department initiatives (including but not limited to data systems, metrics assessments, materials tracking) as assigned. Provides timely feedback and ensures that the management team is up to date on assigned project status.
  • Provide direction and guidance to employees for department policies.
  • Administer company policies that directly affect subordinate employees. Conduct staff performance evaluation and provide recommendations on career advancement as appropriate. Provide job performance training and documentation of training for animal care staff. Prepare and coach staff on knowledge and skills needed to maintain a high-quality animal care program. Perform job candidate interviews.
  • Oversee procurement processes that determine supply and equipment inventory to sustain the day-to-day operations of the animal care program, including: feed/bedding, sanitation supplies, cages, cage equipment, etc. Provide an estimate on quantity or funds needed for the upcoming year.
  • Oversee maintenance of accurate records, including: room logs, health reports, cage cards, autoclave and, animal census and other records as required.
  • Ensure staffing is scheduled for weekend and holiday coverage and/or oversight as required.
  • Available to provide direction and resolution to queries and concerns outside of general business hours as circumstances arise.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in any of the life sciences (e.g., animal science, biology, microbiology), and at least 5 years of relevant experience in Pharma or Biotech industries; or Associate’s degree in any of the life sciences and at least 7 years of relevant experience
  • Experience as a supervisor or lead in a GLP laboratory animal facility is strongly preferred.
  • AALAS certification at the LAT level or higher is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of, and hands-on experience with barrier animal facilities (incl. operation of immunodeficient rodent colonies) is preferred.
  • Good computer skills and a working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word are required.


Company Description:
Ambys Medicines is a cell and gene therapy company focused on discovering and developing regenerative and restorative therapies for patients with advanced liver disease. Ambys is pioneering the application of cell and gene therapy to meet the urgent need for novel treatments for those suffering from severe acute and chronic liver diseases. Ambys was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceuticals and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.


To apply: https://grnh.se/66236f752us
For more information, email Krystle Okialda at kokialda@ambys.com

(Posted 6/9/21)

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