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Title: Director/Veterinarian, Research Management at Genentech, Inc.
Location: Dixon, CA

Job ID: 202104-108940

The gRED Animal Resources department seeks an experienced laboratory animal veterinarian who has strong leadership skills and is passionate about mentorship and career development for his/her group members, able to inspire and motivate teams to make a big impact and deliver their best every day. This position is based in Dixon and will co-lead our Dixon site with the Director of Genetically Engineered Animals Program in the Department of Molecular Biology. The entire Dixon site is supported by >100 staff responsible for our mouse model program. This position will report directly into the Attending Veterinarian.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Lead a team of people managers & individual contributors, ~65 people, by providing leadership, empowerment, and coaching for your team in a matrixed environment, inspiring your team to perform at their best, optimizing their growth opportunities and capabilities to successfully contribute and operate at the Dixon site. Includes passionate engagement as a co-leader of the Dixon Site.
  • Provides leadership and oversight of the Dixon animal care and use program, including supporting the veterinary services group with implementing preventative medical and health monitoring programs
  • Supports departmental biosecurity, safety, maintenance/renovation, occupational health and quality assurance programs as applicable to vivarium management and animal welfare
  • Supports the Attending Veterinarian and IACUC in assuring in vivo research at Genentech is in compliance with all federal and state laws, AAALAC standards and company guidelines.
  • Actively explores other technologies and processes to determine how they could enhance our environment and then successfully lead their implementation.
  • Advances diversity, equity and inclusion within an organization.

Education & Experience:
  • DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine and licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • Graduate of a LAM training program or has demonstrated equivalent work and research experience.
  • ACLAM board certified (preferred) or eligible.
  • Knowledge of current Federal and State regulations applicable to in vivo research and AAALAC standards.
  • Strong background in genetics and comparative physiology/medicine with familiarity of the creation process used to generate genetically engineered mice.
  • Minimum of 7 years of leadership and/or supervisory experience, including managing a vivarium operation and veterinary service.
  • Experience working in the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry strongly preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies:
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate, prioritize, and adapt to changing workload situations.
  • Ability to make decisions that significantly impact the department, as well as related functions.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute upon a strategic vision
  • Familiarity with electronic data captures systems using barcodes and other data-management systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Must have excellent writing and communication skills and demonstrated experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Must be able to work well with others and effectively communicate with research personnel and other corporate care groups.
  • Subject Matter Expert in Managing, organizing, distributing, developing, project execution programs and policies, including workflow, quality, budget, schedule and safety.
  • Positive attitude, enthusiasm, professionalism, strong work ethic with high level of integrity and ethics, and alignment with Genentech values.
  • Ability to successfully interact with and influence others
  • Ability to manage multiple, highly complex projects and a team of project managers.
  • Able to regularly travel to our main campus in South San Francisco to meet with colleagues to build relationships and share data.

Who We Are

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.


(Posted 4/12/21)


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 Alicia Marshall at asmarshall@apexsystems.com

(Posted 4/12/21)


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

Essential duties and responsibilities:
  • Operates cage wash equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.
  • Cleans and sanitizes all animal caging and accessory equipment and maintains the cage washing area in a clean, neat and well-organized manner following approved SOP’s and/or department guidelines/policies.
  • Disposes of all waste materials, including biohazard and hazardous waste, in a safe and thorough manner as required.
  • Maintains facility equipment and performs routine preventative maintenance on cage washers, including routine inspection of cleaning filters, following approved SOP’s and/or department guidelines/policies.
  • Assists with the receipt, stocking inventory, and maintenance of supplies.
  • Performs other 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 or GED required.
Experience: Rodent husbandry experience preferred. ALAT certification preferred. ALAT testing/certification required within 24 months of employment. Previous experience performing housekeeping/sanitization duties, safe handling of chemicals, detergents and disinfectants according to MSDS guidelines and working with large industrial equipment, especially cagewash equipment, preferred.


For a full job description as well as additional information please reach out to Alicia Marshall at asmarshall@apexsystems.com

(Posted 4/12/21)


Title: Veterinary Technician/Vet Tech at Explora BioLabs
Location: Bay Area, CA

Job Summary
We are seeking a laboratory animal Veterinary Technician to join the Veterinary Services department and expand our team in the Bay Area. Our mission is to provide excellent service and support for clients and internal teams at Explora’s Vivarium-as-a-Service facilities. We are dedicated to providing excellent animal care, progressive veterinary medicine, and expert lab animal science knowledge. This is an opportunity to join our team during a time of growth and expansion.

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Requirements

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree or be a certified veterinary technician or have equivalent experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience in lab animal care.
  • Proficiency with a variety of Technical skills (dosing, sample collection, necropsy, etc.) and experience and Animal Biosafety Levels 1 and 2.
  • Proficiency with basic computer programs such as MS Word and MS Excel
  • Must have excellent customer service, written communication, and organizational skills.
  • Certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) is preferred.

Essential Duties
  • Understand and follow all Standard Operating Procedures and Policies.
  • Restrain, handle, and manipulate various animal species.
  • Monitor the health status of all in-house animals.
  • Identify and communicate animal health issues to veterinarians and alert them to emergencies.
  • Administer clinical treatments as directed (topical, PO, IM, SQ, IV).
  • Calculate drug dosages and administration frequencies.
  • Perform routine treatments related to animal health and welfare, as directed by veterinarians.
  • Operate anesthesia equipment, or related equipment.
  • Perform health rounds and treatments on weekend/holiday shifts and occasional evenings.
  • Collect and submit diagnostic samples.
  • Assist with husbandry and general facility operations duties as needed.
  • Assist with recording supply inventory and animal census.
  • Assist with contract research study execution including data collection, dose administration, surgical procedures, sample collection, and euthanasia.
  • Assist in training and mentoring other staff.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of facility SOPs.
  • Assist in maintaining AAALAC accreditation standards.
  • Perform routine IACUC post-approval monitoring.
  • Perform all duties with professionalism at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


To apply, please send your resume to careers@explorabiolabs.com

(Posted 3/25/21)


Title: Assistant/Associate Director, IACUC at UC San Francisco (UCSF)
Location: Parnassus Heights, San Francisco, CA
Institutional Animal Care and Use Program
Full Time

Job Summary
The Assistant/Associate Director (AD) of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP) works under the general direction of the Director of the IACUP and works closely with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members, faculty, research staff, veterinarians and veterinary staff, and Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) husbandry management in support of the University’s research mission. The AD is also responsible for the management, supervision and development of administrative analysts within the unit.
Additionally, the AD is charged with the management and execution of IACUC member training and continuing education program as well as ensuring IACUC members, faculty and research staff receive RIO (electronic protocol management system) training and orientation.

The AD is specifically responsible for the ongoing management of the IACUC and its administrative support staff, execution of the ongoing administrative protocol regulatory pre-review process, and integration and coordination of the veterinary review. The AD also plays an integral role in the regulatory portion of the program to help ensure that all UCSF animal research proposals are in compliance with applicable federal and state regulations, and University policies and procedures. In coordination with the Director and LARC veterinarians, the AD serves as Committee liaison with Principal Investigators (PIs) and is the entry point for all protocol applications and modifications that enter the system, providing regulatory guidance and scientific input to prepare the applications for formal Committee review.

The AD is integral to maintaining current regulatory documentation for the program, including but not limited to drafting policies and guidance documents for review by the Committee, the IACUP Director and the Institutional Official. Additionally, UCSF’s Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International accreditation occurs every three years and allows the institution to demonstrate its commitment to responsible animal care. As the gold standard for laboratory animal care, AAALAC, International evaluates all aspects of the program, and the AD's knowledge and expertise is vital to assisting the organization in maintaining excellence in the program and UCSF's accreditation. The AD plays an integral role in re-accreditation process, including preparation of the Program Description, the site visit itself, and facilitating resolution of site visit findings.

The AD uses advanced research compliance concepts to interpret highly complex and broad regulations, policies and guidelines. Regularly works on highly complex research compliance issues where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to anticipate and identify problems and develop and implement the appropriate response and/or action. Serves as a technical expert and advisor to department head.

Reporting to the Director, the AD of the IACUP will have primary responsibility for administrative IACUC support, direct management of the protocol review process, and business management of the IACUP Office administrative staff. This position will assist the IACUC and Director with interpreting federal legislation and other policies. The AD will work with University-wide committees to disseminate information, provide guidance, leadership, and develop policies and procedures to assure efficient and user-friendly protocol review process and University compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare at National Institutes of Health - NIH (OLAW) regulations and AAALAC, International guidance. The AD will have frequent communications with faculty and departmental administrators and will work collaboratively with many University Offices.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: create, coordinate, and implement strategies to improve office productivity, efficiency of protocol review, and faculty support. This will include being a resource to investigators for protocol development, focusing on scientific models, animal use and numbers justification, and consistency between experimental design, standard procedures, and endpoints. The AD will assist the Director in long term strategic planning initiatives and regulatory reporting, AAALAC Program Description and site visit preparation, and assume primary office leadership responsibilities in the Director's absence. The AD will serve as the Director's alternate on the IACUC.

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Department Description
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP) office supports UCSF’s research mission in providing animal welfare oversight, support for the review and approval of research projects, and training to the research community. The IACUP also shares responsibility with other program stakeholders to ensure the program meets all state and federal regulatory requirements (OLAW/NIH for receipt of federal research funds, USDA-APHIS to maintain our USDA Registration) and maintains UCSF’s AAALAC, International accreditation through both pre- and post-approval processes.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific area related to laboratory animal science and research methods or related degree and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) within one year of hire
  • 5 or more years of experience in laboratory animal research, including experience in IACUC administration and program management or related work experience
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to apply all relevant federal, state, and university regulations policies, and federal guidance documents
  • Advanced knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research design, scientific research concepts and terminology
  • Strong proficiency in public speaking, and writing. Must be comfortable speaking to large audiences and explaining complex regulatory requirements to both scientists and lay people
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems, their use and applications; especially software applicable to protocol submission workflow management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to compose reports, correspondence, and summaries in a comprehensive and organize manner
  • Ability to work in a hiqh-volume environment, overseeing and prioritizing multiple diverse tasks with deadlines
  • Demonstrated self-discipline and independent judgment completing highly complex, broadly defined assignments
  • Strong understanding of skills and tasks to provide superior customer service to facilitate research
  • Pre-employment health screen and annual follow-up to participate in activities within animal use areas. Participation in the occupational health program

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in a related field (e.g., animal science, veterinary medicine)
  • Master’s in management/administration
  • Licensure in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technology or AALAS certification as a Laboratory Animal Technologist
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with faculty, staff and other program offices through productive collaboration (LARC, EH&S, Occupational Health, IT); ability to lead and mentor others - strongly preferred
  • Experience in an Academic Medical Center Faculty environment - strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of principles of animal care and standards for animal facilities
  • Knowledge and/or skill in the use of a wide variety of animal research model

License/Certification
  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) within one year of hire

Organization
Campus

Job Code and Payroll Title
006231 RSCH CMPLNC ANL 4

Employee Class
Career

Percentage
100%

Location
Parnassus Heights (SF)

Shift
Days

Shift Length
8 Hours

Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm



(Posted 3/9/21)


Title: Animal Care Associate at Charles River Laboratories
Location: Hollister, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
We are seeking an entry level Animal Care Associate for our Research Models and Services (RMS) site located in Hollister, California.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:
  • Perform routine animal husbandry duties and monitor daily health and welfare to maintain quality and health of animals.
  • Handle, transfer and distribute animals, supplies and waste as needed to and from work area(s).
  • Perform physical environment housekeeping duties and production operations according to Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Maintain recordkeeping pertaining to equipment operation, animal or supply area inventories. Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain the isolator and/or barrier room barrier.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines. Perform all job-related duties in accordance with company safety procedures.
  • Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain the isolator and/or barrier room
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
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Job Type: Temporary to possibly permanent

Starting Hourly Salary: $15.00 - $17.00

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in a physically demanding role including standing, lifting up to 50 pounds, moving about, and ascend and descend and work from a platform ladder.
  • Participation in Weekend and Holiday Schedule Rotation Required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • One (1) year of related experience in and/or training in animal husbandry.
  • Six (6) or more months' experience working in a regulated environment, where tasks are performed according to standard operating procedures, rules, or regulations, where efficiency and accuracy are critical, and keeping accurate and thorough records are required (such as food service, CNA, etc. under FDA, Health Dept. regulations, etc.).
  • AALAS certification at the Assistant Technician or its equivalent.

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition. As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

About Charles River
For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 2019.


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

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.



(Posted 2/12/21)


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

POSITION SUMMARY
The Principal Animal Technician provides support with various duties relating to the proper care of animals at the UCSF-Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) Animal Faciltiy at Hunters Point. This position will focus on providing onsite support for all procedures relating to the care of animals, production of animals for experiments, effective communication, and ensuring that all animal manipulation is performed in accordance with all pertinent institutional policies, procedures, and guidelines pertaining to the proper husbandry of laboratory animals.

The job may involve the ability of repetitive activities that must occur daily.

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Department Description
The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at UCSF is pursuing a cutting-edge blend of basic science and clinical medicine to provide outstanding care to those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1999, the IND is committed to creating therapeutics that will halt diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and dementia resulting from traumatic brain injuries. The IND is poised to make serious contributions to this struggle at the frontier of neuroscience and medicine. The mission of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases is to discover causes and develop cures for these illnesses with an innovative program of basic research and clinical medicine.

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 three 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
  • 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 effectively and efficiently work well with other team-members in a high-throughput, dynamic, and physically-demanding environment
  • Able to be responsible for inspection, observation, and treatment of unusual or unexpected conditions that arise, requiring immediate action and notification to a supervisor

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification
  • Familiarity with biomedical research and animal models of disease

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

Organization
Campus

Job Code and Payroll Title
009523 ANML TCHN PRN

Employee Class
career

Percentage
100%

Location
Hunters Point (SF)

Shift
Days, Variable

Shift Length
Variable

Additional Shift Details
5 full days per week, generally Monday - Friday, but weekend days may be necessary depending on departmental needs. 7:00 am – 3:30 pm or 8:00 am - 4:30 am



(Posted 2/12/21)


Title: Animal Care (Husbandry) Supervisor at Stanford University
Location: Stanford, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
Stanford University is one of the world’s most renowned universities. Sitting in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area among the valley’s most progressive companies, the School of Medicine is seeking a candidate to fulfill the important role of Animal Care (Husbandry) Supervisor in the Department of Comparative Medicine, Veterinary Service Center. Comparative Medicine is a distinct discipline of medicine that uses animal models of human and animal disease in translational and biomedical research. Our mission is to advance human and animal health through outstanding research, veterinary care and training.

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 Friday through Tuesday 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.

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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.

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.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4920
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 87864


To apply: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/animal-care-husbandry-supervisor-11320

(Posted 2/12/21)


Title: Animal Care Assistant II at Stanford University
Location: Stanford, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
The Veterinary Service Center within the Department of Comparative Medicine is seeking an Animal Care Assistant II to provide basic care and husbandry for a variety of animal species (including mice, rats, and any other species as directed by supervisor). The responsibilities include cleaning and changing animal cages per the standard operating procedures, instructions on researchers’ protocols, U.S.D.A. and NIH guidelines, and any other University and outside government requirements. Perform routine husbandry techniques, such as breeding and maintaining strains of mice or other animals. Observe and record signs of unusual appearance, behavior, illness, or death in animals; complete and maintain forms as required; administer pre-measured medications according to instructions; obtain routine diagnostic specimens from animals, i.e., blood for viral serologies; keep accurate and complete records on animal inventories and activities; comply with governmental regulations and University policies regarding health and safety and observe and support good health and safety practices.

The successful candidate must have one year of applicable animal care experience in a research or animal laboratory setting; prefer certification at the AALAS technician level or equivalent training; familiarity with NIH and U.S.D.A. guidelines. Must possess mechanical ability, manual dexterity, and personal standards of cleanliness, neatness and organizational ability. Must be able to read, write, understand, communicate and follow written and oral instructions provided in English. 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. 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 be willing and able to lift 50 pounds. Must observe and support good health and safety practices regarding the use of chemicals and equipment.

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EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • One year of applicable animal care experience in research or animal laboratory environment tor a combination of equivalent education and work experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • In addition to the qualifications described for the Animal Care Assistant I level the Animal Care Assistant IIs should have:
  • Familiarity with NIH guidelines, Stanford animal care and use policies, and USDA regulations.
  • Ability to safely operate hand-truck, forklift, and pallet jack machines, as well as non-commercial vans, trucks and light transit vehicles

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.

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.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 5844
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: A16
  • Requisition ID: 87793

About Stanford University
This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

The Veterinary Service Center (VSC) at Stanford University provides Laboratory Animal Care and operates within the Department of Comparative Medicine. We are fully accredited by the Association for Accreditation and Assessment of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). Our vision is to pioneer in laboratory animal care, driving research innovations from bench to bedside.

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


To apply: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/animal-care-assistant-ii-10913

(Posted 2/12/21)


Title: Research Associate / Senior Research Associate, Veterinary Technician at Ambys Medicines
Location: South San Francisco, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
Our In Vivo Sciences team is growing and has an exciting opportunity for a talented and highly engaged Research Associate, Veterinary Technician. You will contribute as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop novel therapies to treat liver diseases using cell and gene therapy strategies. In this role, you will report to our Senior Director, In Vivo Sciences/Attending Veterinarian and will be responsible for refining and implementing clinical care oversight in partnership with animal care staff and research associates.

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What you will do:

  • Provide primary veterinary care and triage expertise for the Animal Care Program, Vivarium and Research Operations and Scientific Investigator groups, and to assure animal welfare is maintained at the highest standard
  • Assure best-in-practice veterinary standards are implemented and sustainable within the animal care program
  • Apply your deep clinical knowledge and technical proficiency of animal physiology/anatomy, recognition of normal/abnormal behavior, to assess and treat clinical problems and animal welfare issues associated with in vivo procedures
  • Lead the implementation and oversight of a veterinary care management software module
  • Co-author and review policies and guidelines to meet animal care and use program standards
  • Identify technical gaps and recommend solutions for communication and documentation as it pertains Veterinary Care
  • Participate in technical training and competency assessments for in vivo staff (e.g. animal handling, dose administration, blood and tissue collections, anesthesia/analgesia, euthanasia)
  • Develop, foster and maintain collaborative and team relationships with internal groups/ departments, and other organizations associated with the program

Qualifications:

  • Associates (A.S. / A.A.) or Bachelors degree (B.A. /B.S.)
  • 2+ year experience in a clinical veterinary practice setting
  • 2+ year experience in a laboratory animal research setting and an understanding of the drug development process
  • AALAS certification or Registered Veterinary Technician License (RVT) or equivalent 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


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/2310981d2us
For more information, email: Krystle Okialda

(Posted 1/12/21)


Title: Senior Research Associate, IACUC and Animal Welfare Compliance at Ambys Medicines
Location: South San Francisco, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
Our In Vivo Sciences team is growing and has an exciting opportunity for a talented and highly motivated Sr Research Associate, IACUC and Animal Welfare Compliance. You will contribute as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop novel therapies to treat liver diseases using cell and gene therapy strategies. In this role, you will report to our Senior Director, In Vivo Sciences/Attending Veterinarian and will be responsible for refining and implementing IACUC administration and partnering closely with Vivarium and Research Operations to develop and lead our training program.

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What you will do:

  • Coordinate and facilitate IACUC and Animal Welfare activities across involved teams in support of R&D programs, coordinate and lead IACUC meetings, review IACUC Protocols/Amendments, and help generate reports for regulatory submissions
  • Lead the implementation and maintain oversight of an animal care and use software management system (database for tracking protocols, amendments, training & communications)
  • In conjunction with IACUC Chair and Attending Veterinarian, generate and revise IACUC Policies
  • Identify process gaps and recommend solutions for record management and documentation as it pertains to the Animal Care Program
  • Ensure compliance and timely updates to vivarium standard operating procedures, policies and guidelines to meet animal care and use program standards; author and review as requested
  • Utilize your knowledge and technical proficiency of animal physiology/anatomy, recognition of normal/abnormal behavior, to make animal welfare assessments
  • Assure basic training and competency assessments are performed and documented for in vivo staff; develop a technical training program (animal handling, dose administration, blood and tissue collections, euthanasia) suitable for regulatory and accreditation compliance
  • Develop, foster and maintain collaborative and team relationships with internal groups/departments, and other organizations associated with the program

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. /B.S.) with considerable knowledge of relevant animal welfare guidelines as it pertains to laboratory species, and an understanding of the drug development process
  • 5+ year experience working in a laboratory animal research environment in a hands-on technical role
  • AALAS certification or Registered Veterinary Technician License (RVT) or equivalent preferred
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Compliance experience working in an animal program adhering to regulatory and accreditation standards (i.e. USDA, OLAW, FDA, AAALAC etc.) strongly preferred


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/2ab9cf002us
For more information, email: Krystle Okialda

(Posted 1/12/21)


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.

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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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a life science discipline
  • 5+ 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


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/c99bc8a32us
For more information, email: Krystle Okialda

(Posted 12/11/20)


Title: Senior Laboratory Animal Veterinarian at Genentech, Inc.
Location: South San Francisco, CA

Job ID: 201912-136696

We are seeking an experienced laboratory animal veterinarian to join the Animal Resources department and expand our team. Our mission is to provide excellent service and support for Genentech’s in vivo research program. We collaborate with and provide expert support to our research scientists in the discovery, characterization, and development of novel therapeutic products for a variety of human diseases. We are dedicated to providing excellent animal care, progressive veterinary medicine, and expert lab animal science knowledge. This is an opportunity to join our team during a time of exploration and growth in areas such as microbiome and alternative in vivo models. This position reports directly to the Attending Veterinarian/Director of Animal Resources.

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Qualifications:

In hiring new employees, we look for people who are also inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture. Because we know that employees are critical to our success in bringing novel medicines to patients, we are dedicated to remaining a great place to work and to providing employees with programs, services and benefits that allow them to bring their best to the business and to their personal lives. We are looking for a team player who is a creative, independent thinker, thrives in a widely interdisciplinary environment, and enjoys working closely and communicating effectively with colleagues in extremely diverse fields.

The ideal candidate will be ACLAM board certified, board eligible, or have advanced experience and expertise in the area of lab animal medicine. The candidate must have the ability to obtain a veterinary medical license in California.

The ideal candidate will have experience in building and leading teams, managing people and animal research facilities, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have experience providing excellent clinical and surgical care in the lab animal field, including transgenic rodents, providing technical support to research projects, collaborating with researchers, ensuring compliance with federal regulations and AAALACi standards, and training/teaching research and lab animal staff.

This position is located in SSF, but willingness to collaborate across time zones and occasional travel to the Dixon facility is a must.


Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.


(Posted 11/18/20)


Title: Assistant Research Scientist II (Pharmacology) at Exelixis
Location: Alameda, CA

SUMMARY:
The successful and highly motivated candidate will support the in vivo pharmacology research program and contribute to the multidisciplinary research team by designing and executing in vivo studies to determine pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics relationships and efficacy of optimized leads.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist in the planning, design and implementation related to animal studies of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and efficacy to evaluate and differentiate lead validation and lead optimization programs under general supervision
  • Compliance with IACUC protocols and AAALAC regulations in conducting general research duties within assigned area of responsibility
  • Prepare and organize data for presentation using analysis and visualization software; present data and reports on project status at individual, group, and departmental research meetings under general supervision
  • Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature relevant to the research experiments or programs
  • Maintain laboratory notebook in a complete, consistent, and concise manner in accordance with company intellectual property policies and practices
  • Adhere to good health and safety practices and compliance with applicable EH&S rules, and participating in mandatory safety training programs
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Division: Discovery
Department: Biology
Reports To: Senior Scientist, Pharmacology
FLSA Status: Exempt
Effective Date: December 2019


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
Education:

  • BS in a relevant biological scientific discipline and two to four years of related experience; or,
  • MS in a relevant biological scientific discipline and zero to two years of related experience
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience:
  • Proficiency with in vivo techniques including iv, ip, sc, po administration, and blood collection (tail vein, retroorbital, cardiac puncture, submandibular and etc.) is required
  • Proficiency in animal tumor model development and execution including but not limited to syngeneic, xenograft and humanized mouse model is essential
  • Good practice with in vitro sterile cell culture and scale-up for tumor implantation is required
  • Ability to conduct organ harvesting; transcardial perfusion and fixation from small animals
  • Adept at sample processing, homogenization, or generation of single-cell suspensions for ex vivo analysis
  • Experience with immunology-related biological assays, flow cytometry, MSD and Luminex is a plus
  • Excellent data analysis skills and experience with a variety of scientific software applications is preferred
  • Proficiency with computers including MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel is required
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • General knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacology and immunology techniques, theories, and practices
  • General understanding of how the individual experiments fit within a larger research program to meet organizational goals
  • General understanding and application of scientific principles, theories and concepts in field of specialty and other related disciplines
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and be flexible
  • Ability to adapt to changing work conditions
  • Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task and detail-oriented
  • Strong communication skills, excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to work effectively in a either a team environment or independently
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements to run an in vivo facility
  • Collaborate with other project team members

JOB COMPLEXITY:
  • Work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
  • Exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Use professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways

DISCLAIMER:
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Company website: https://www.exelixis.com/careers/

To apply, email resumes to: bcoe@exelixis.com

(Posted 9/10/20)


Title: Assistant Research Scientist I (Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics) at Exelixis
Location: Alameda, CA

SUMMARY:
The successful and highly motivated candidate will support the in vivo pharmacology research program and contribute to the multidisciplinary research team by designing and executing in vivo studies to determine pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics relationships and efficacy of optimized leads.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conduct in vivo studies in mouse and/or rat models to assess pharmacological characteristics of preclinical drug candidates.
  • Daily dosing (po, iv, ip) of preclinical drug candidates to mice or rats, followed by blood and tissue collection for pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic analyses.
  • Tumor implantation and measurement for long-term efficacy and pharmacodynamic studies.
  • Use of aseptic techniques to grow and scale up tumor cells for implantation in mouse models.
  • Assist in planning, design and implementation related to animal studies of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and efficacy studies to evaluate and differentiate lead validation and lead optimization programs under general supervision
  • Prepare and organize data for presentation using analysis and visualization software; present data and reports on project status at individual, group, and departmental research meetings under general supervision
  • Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature relevant to the research experiments or program
  • Maintain laboratory notebook in a complete, consistent, and concise manner in accordance with company intellectual property policies and practices
  • Adhere to good health and safety practices and compliance with applicable EH&S rules, and participate in mandatory safety training programs
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Division: Discovery
Department: 10231 Discovery Biology
Reports To: Scientist I
FLSA Status: Exempt
Effective Date: June 2020


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in related discipline and up to two years of relevant experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience:
  • Proficient with in vivo techniques including animal handling, dosing methods (iv, ip, sc, po), blood collection techniques (tail vein, RO, cardiac puncture, etc.), tumor implantation and measurement, and tissue collection from small laboratory animals.
  • Experience with aseptic technique, in vitro cell culture and cell culture scale-up for implantations is preferred.
  • Experience handling and processing biological samples in a laboratory setting.
  • Excellent data analysis skills and experience with a variety of scientific software applications is preferred.
  • Proficiency with computers including MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel is required. Experience with GraphPad Prism and StudyLog software is preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • General knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacology and vivarium techniques, theories, and practices.
  • General understanding of how individual experiments fit within a larger research program to meet organizational goals.
  • General understanding and application of scientific principles, theories and concepts in field of specialty and other related disciplines.
  • Strong communication skills, excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to work effectively in a either a team environment or independently.
  • Collaborate with other project team members.

JOB COMPLEXITY:
  • Work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

DISCLAIMER:
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Company website: https://www.exelixis.com/careers/

To apply, email resumes to: bcoe@exelixis.com

(Posted 9/10/20)


Title: Lab Manager, Tsao Lab at UC Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, CA

Job overview:
The Tsao Lab, currently located at Caltech in Pasadena, CA, will be relocating to UC Berkeley. We are seeking a Lab Manager (starting August 1, 2021 at UC Berkeley, with a possibility to start as early as October 1, 2020 at Caltech and then move to Berkeley). The candidate should have experience in one or more of the following: animal husbandry, animal surgery, animal behavior and/or training, biomedical research, and laboratory management. An interest in working with non-human primates is an absolute must. Personal qualities essential for this job include: sense of responsibility, excellent organizational skills, love for working with animals, and desire to contribute to understanding the brain. Preference for candidates with a BS. Candidates with vet tech qualifications are especially desired. Salary negotiable depending on experience.

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Our lab:
The Tsao lab (http://tsaolab.caltech.edu/) studies the neural mechanisms underlying vision in non-human primates and mice. We study questions related to object recognition, spatial perception, memory, and consciousness. We use multiple approaches including functional MRI (fMRI), electrophysiology, widefield and two-photon imaging, and mathematical modeling.

Work with Non-Human Primates:
The job will involve hands-on coordination of our animal colony (overseeing the health and welfare of the animals, interfacing with animal care and veterinary staff), assisting with surgeries and anesthesia, preparing and administering medications, and training animals on behavioral tasks.

Research and Management:
The Lab Manager will assist with fMRI experiments and other ongoing projects in the lab. Responsibilities also include purchasing and maintenance of equipment and supplies and maintenance of laboratory records. The Lab Manager also coordinates projects with other offices and labs on campus to ensure compliance and safety.


For more information or to apply, please email Doris Tsao (dortsao@caltech.edu). Please include a CV and contacts of at least two references in your application.


(Posted 8/24/20)

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