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Title: Associate Director, Production & Surgical Operations at Charles River Labs (CRL)
Location: Hollister, CA

Job Summary:

The Associate Director of Production and Surgical Operations will direct all operational responsibilities for production of small animal (rodents) models at the site. This individual will drive efficiencies and improve quality output in production and surgical operations by identifying key performance areas and applying resources for direct benefit. He/She will maintain oversight of commercial opportunities and development of key relationships with industry stakeholders (internal and external to Charles River) for improved positioning of Hollister animal models business and value-add service capabilities. He/She will keep within industry standards, develop operational training programs and implement through our Animal Welfare Specialist to ensure regulatory compliance and high quality model standards are met. He/She will also trouble shoot customer issues and implement corrective actions to improve product offering.

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Responsibilities:

  • Develop new site capabilities and portfolio offerings for revenue growth in commercial research models business in Hollister.
  • Manage operational training program effectiveness and drive implementation through Animal Welfare Specialist to keep site compliant with regulatory and industry standards.
  • Review operational practices and develop / implement drive efficiencies to increase competitiveness in commercial market.
  • Leadership of the accreditation process with AAALAC.
  • Primary site contact for external and internal QA audits related to animal model production.
  • Manage activities of assigned group(s) to ensure effective performance of function.
  • Interview and select qualified exempt- and non-exempt level departmental personnel.
  • Recommend, review and approve personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises.
  • Partner with Human Resources in the handling of disciplinary issues. Prepare and/or approve appropriate personnel action paperwork.
  • Identify training and development needs of direct reports. Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation; monitor training programs to ensure ongoing effectiveness.
  • Monitor performance of direct reports. Provide regular coaching and counseling. Prepare and deliver salary and performance reviews; review and approve performance and salary appraisals initiated by direct reports.
  • Authorize overtime as needed. Review and approve time cards. Review and approve vacation/time off requests and coordinate vacation/time off schedules.
  • Assist in the development of short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, and staffing requirements. Assist in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of supervisory staff and key technical personnel.
  • Assist in the development and recommendation of departmental budget. Authorize expenditures in accordance with budget. Approve budget and expenses of subordinates.
  • Ensure optimum performance of group function. Determine and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Develop and maintain departmental systems and SOPs. Assist in the development and communication of departmental policies and procedures. Partner with Human Resources to develop and approve job descriptions for subordinate positions; ensure communication of duties and responsibilities to employees.
  • Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through Affirmative action in all personnel actions including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotions, training, work assignments, and salary actions etc.
  • Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or Master’s of Science or Business Management/Administration.
  • Four to six years related experience.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Must possess excellent partnering, facilitating, influencing, negotiating and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must have well organizational competencies and creative thinking/problem-solving ability.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.

About Charles River Labs:

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.


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.

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 9/9/21)


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 9/9/21)


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 9/9/21)


Title: Research Associate In Vivo at Rejuvenation Technologies
Location: Mountain View, CA

Rejuvenation Technologies Inc. is a biotechnology company founded out of Stanford University developing therapeutics to treat fatal disease, reverse aging and extend the human healthspan. We are seeking a Research Associate to work with our team to develop and test next generation anti-aging therapies in mouse models of aging and disease.

Responsibilities:
  1. In-vivo Animal Procedures including dosing (i.v., i.p, s.c., etc), weighing, observation. Training will be provided for unfamiliar procedures.
  2. Tissue Collection including fluid and tissue specimens.
  3. Animal Colony Management including assisting with cage changes, monitoring animal welfare, tracking and set-up of breeding cages, and weaning mouse pups.
  4. Lab Assistance including preparation of test tubes and reagents.
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Mask and PPE will be supplied.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Passion for science and developing therapeutics to improve life
  • Curiosity and desire to learn and grow in job
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude, team player, willing to jump in when needed
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and keep accurate records
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Prior experience handling animals
  • Rodent research laboratory experience preferred
  • No rodent allergies
  • Valid driver’s license

Benefits include:
  • Salary and equity
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Subsidized meal plan and on-site snacks
  • Opportunity for involvement in drug development at a fast-paced biotech startup

Rejuvenation Technologies Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@rejuvenationtech.com along with a short note stating why you are interested in the position.

(Posted 8/16/21)


Title: Lead Veterinary Technician at UC Berkeley (UCB)
Location: Berkeley, CA

Responsibilities
Lead oversight of veterinary services and areas
General Nursing Duties
Research Services
Training

Departmental Overview
The Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC) ensures the health and wellbeing of animals used for research and teaching through the provision of veterinary care and oversight, animal husbandry (if not done by the PI), research support services, and training. In addition, OLAC is in charge of animal purchases and acquisition, husbandry and veterinary care, animal shipping, pharmacy and animal supply purchases, and accessing animal facilities. Although the day-to-day assignment of space rests with OLAC, overall space needs and allocations fall under the purview of the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) with input from a faculty advisory committee, the Committee on Animal Research Space Assignment (CARSA).

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Responsibilities

Lead oversight of veterinary services and areas:

  • Oversee and execute maintenance of clinical and surgical areas in all facilities at a high level of cleanliness and ensure standards in compliance with all applicable internal and external regulations (USDA/OLAW/AAALAC/IACUC)
  • Coordinate development, review and maintenance of veterinary services SOPs including nonhuman primate exposure materials.
  • Ensure proper maintenance, use authorizations and repair of all clinical instruments and equipment and identify new equipment needs.
  • Oversee drug and supply inventory maintenance to include controlled substance inventory duties in coordination with EH&S.
  • Perform procedure calendaring and schedule the direct activities of junior staff (AHT I-III, URAP, externs).
  • Ensure treatment lists for weekend/holiday are completed correctly.
  • Accompany approved individuals on OLAC facility tours (IACUC, USDA, AAALAC, DEA, etc) as nursing care point person as needed.
  • Perform regular rounds of veterinary services areas to ensure compliance with applicable SOPs, internal and external regulations.
  • Perform administrative functions related to duties described and/or other duties as assigned.
General Nursing Duties: – all species including nonhuman primates.
  • Perform daily rounds of all species.
  • Perform all necessary medical treatments.
  • Manage postoperative recoveries in coordination with veterinary nursing, husbandry and research staffs.
  • Participate in discussions with veterinary staff and researchers to identify newly emergent health needs of research animals.
  • Conduct routine diagnostic and laboratory procedures for all research animals (blood sampling, colony disease control diagnostics, radiographs, anesthesia, surgical assistance, oral hygiene, euthanasia, necropsy, etc)
  • Maintain accurate medical records for all species in compliance with applicable regulations, coordinate consistent use of animal health management software.
  • Perform or assist in all procedures to maintain the health surveillance program for rodents, fish and other species as determined by the campus veterinarians.
Research Services:
  • Coordinate the processing, review and resolution of veterinary research service requests.
  • Provide clinical research services to investigators for any research animal model including nonhuman primates. Procedures include but are not limited to: all aspects of anesthesia and surgical assistance; blood and other sample collection and processing; injections and gavage; catheterizations.
  • Coordinate equipment rental and space requests in the veterinary services areas.
Training:
  • Provide procedure training and assist in onboarding of AHT I-III
  • Provide intra- and interdepartmental training to researchers and animal care staff in all aspects of disease recognition, health and behavior evaluation, asepsis, surgical technique and peri-operative care and various clinical techniques as needed.
  • Assist internal and external trainers with provision of one on one training, small group workshops or development of online training.
  • Perform regular rounds of facilities to evaluate surgical outcomes and identify potential training needs, animal welfare and compliance issues.

Required Qualifications
  • Applies veterinary nursing skills to the broad range of tasks necessary to care for laboratory animals species such as mice, rats, guinea pigs, bats, nonhuman primates, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds. Nursing skills include restraint, catheterization, phlebotomy, anesthesia (volatile and injection) administration, peri-operative monitoring and emergency response, laboratory sampling skills
  • Knowledge and experience with medical record-keeping, including data entry and database management software and controlled substance records
  • Solid knowledge of regulations as applicable to the use of animals in academic research (USDA/OLAW/IACUC/AAALAC)
  • Medical equipment maintenance (x-ray, anesthesia machines, ventilator, autoclave, etc
  • Experience establishing appropriate anesthetic protocols, surgical preparation
  • Ability to manage time and schedule tasks appropriately with minimal supervision
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently work well with other team members in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a variety of stakeholders, including faculty principal investigators
  • Ability to effectively follow standard operating procedures as they relate to environmental health and safety (ie proper use of personnel protective
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and walk moderate distances from facility to facility

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Education/Training:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a basic science or health related field plus five years of applicable experience; certification or eligibility for certification as a registered animal technician in the state of California; or an equivalent combination of education and experience providing the knowledge and abilities essential to successful performance of the duties assigned to this position.

Licenses or certifications required, if any:
  • Registered veterinary technician (RVT) license or equivalent level of training and experience
  • AALAS certification (LAT preferred minimum) or intention to progress to LATg certification

Preferred Qualifications
  • AALAS certification at the LATg level
  • Specialized training in anesthesia or surgery on laboratory animal species

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $33.09 - $44.90, Steps 1.0 - 8.0.

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


Apply through the website HERE. Search for job code 20718.

(Posted 7/26/21)


Title: Animal Resources Supervisor at UC San Francisco (UCSF)
Location: Parnassus Heights, San Francisco, CA, Various Work Sites
Laboratory Animal Resource Center Operations
Full Time

Job Summary
The Animal Resources Supervisor supervises the daily operations of the animal husbandry unit across several facilities, ensuring the animal husbandry, sanitation, caging and maintenance of structures is in compliance with regulations and guidelines set by the department, the campus and governmental agencies. Ensures duties of staff are performed in compliance with established protocols.

Work location: All LARC Vivarium.

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Department Description
The Laboratory Animal Research Center (LARC) supports the research programs of the faculty by providing all services associated with the care and use of more than 150,000 laboratory animals, consisting of at least fourteen different species housed in several animal facilities throughout the city of San Francisco. Services include the daily care of laboratory animals in accordance with protocols approved by the UCSF Institutional Animal Care and use Committee (IACUC); the design and implementation of animal disease prevention programs; training of research personnel involved in the use of animals; assuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and assisting investigators with animal related procedures.

The Animal Resources Supervisor has overall responsibility for these services for the animal husbandry unit.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in animal science, animal husbandry or veterinary technology or related biological science and 3 years of relevant experience and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Minimum 3 years’ supervisory or lead experience in an animal husbandry program of similar nature
  • Attendance at animal technician training classes at department’s discretion
  • Working knowledge of animal care and safety and regulatory environments
  • Working knowledge of facility management
  • Basic skills in animal husbandry, record-keeping and inventory control
  • Basic ability to identify behavioral or health issues with animal(s) under care and report to vet or supervisor any changes or unusual behavior or physical issues that need attention
  • Computer competency
  • Basic skills in leadership, interpersonal communication, motivation of staff and team-building
  • Basic analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work on weekends and holidays, work occasional and variable hours/day
  • Flexibility to rotate as needed to all facilities and other job-related functions and to work under different supervisors
  • No smoking, eating or drinking in animal areas

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Valid CA driver's license
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) eligibility at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Medicine (ALAT) level
  • AALAS certification at LAT and LATg level
  • Knowledge of University personnel policies and applicable collective bargaining agreements

Organization
Campus

Job Code and Payroll Title
006250 ANML CARE SUPV 1

Employee Class
Career

Percentage
100%

Location
LARC

Shift
Days

Shift Length
8 Hours

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



(Posted 7/26/21)


Title: Attending Veterinarian & LARC Director at UC San Francisco (UCSF)
Location: Parnassus Heights, San Francisco, CA, Various Work Sites
Laboratory Animal Resource Center Operations
Full Time

Job Summary
UCSF’s Attending Veterinarian and Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) Director (AV/D) is the organizational leader and ultimate campus authority on laboratory animal care for one of the largest research animal care & use programs, both nationally and internationally. The AV/D is a strategic leader within UCSF’s animal research program with primary responsibility for the health and welfare of all research animals on campus. The AV/D is also responsible for overseeing the financial management of animal care and use facilities and services.

The AV/D oversees the management of all LARC staff, operation of all LARC animal facilities and procedure space, and LARC programs and services for provision of animal husbandry, surgery and veterinary services (sharing on-call and clinical care duties), staff training, rodent breeding colony management, and technical operations. The AV/D and veterinary staff provide comprehensive veterinary medical services, serve as a valuable resource for animal model and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol development, and participate in developing policies and procedures for all research and teaching animals at UCSF.

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Department Description
UCSF is the top public recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for the 14th straight year. UCSF is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) supports UCSF’s research mission by providing expertise and superior care for all animals used in basic science and biomedical research at UCSF. As a central University resource for the faculty on all issues relating to laboratory animals, LARC assists faculty in their mission of research excellence by ensuring the humane care and use of animals in research. LARC 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 Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International accreditation.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral (D.V.M. / V.M.D.) or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California (if not CA licensed, you must obtain the CA license within 12 months or your employment is terminated)
  • NOTE: The Attending Veterinarian MUST maintain an active CA veterinary license. Failure to maintain an active CA veterinarian license WILL result in immediate termination
  • CA Driver’s license (obtained within 90 days)
  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least ONE state in USA at time of hire is required. Must obtain CA veterinary license as noted above
  • AVMA Board Certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • Extensive (5 years or above) – high-level leadership and management experience in academic, government, military or large industry setting, directing employees and maintaining a positive, collaborative, collegial, and efficient work environment
  • Extensive (3 years or greater) experience supervising a variety of personnel who are performing animal health care functions including veterinarians, other professionals and technicians performing animal care, diagnostic procedures and research procedures
  • 5 or more years of knowledge associated with conducting animal research, study protocol reviews, IACUC matters, veterinary medical treatments and procedures, and advising researcher teams, IACUC on veterinary matters related to animal research
  • Minimum 10 or more years of related experience
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of NIH/OLAW, USDA, AAALACi, regulations and standards regarding animal research
  • Working familiarity with relevant computer software or techniques and related skills commensurate with an executive level position
  • Demonstrated experience in performance of basic veterinary medical procedures (post DVM)
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills with a diverse group of people. Must be comfortable speaking to large audiences and explaining complex regulatory requirements to both scientists and lay people
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member in a leadership role. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with faculty, staff and other program offices through productive collaboration (IACUP, EH&S, Occupational Health, IT); ability to lead and mentor others
  • Ability to work in a high-volume environment, overseeing and prioritizing multiple diverse tasks with deadlines
  • Strong understanding of skills and tasks to provide superior customer service to facilitate research

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Additional Advanced degrees, such as MBA, PhD, MS
  • Completion of an ACLAM-recognized Training Program
  • Experience advising institutional officials and senior leaders on issues related to department operations or animal research
  • Demonstrated experience serving as the lead veterinarian interacting with the USDA veterinary staff during USDA inspections
  • Service as AAALACi Ad Hoc site visitor is valued, alternatively, may substitute prior leadership roles in AAALACi site visit process, such as preparing Program Descriptions and leading site visits
  • Budget analysis, preparation and meeting departmental financial goals demonstrating ability to operate an animal research care program in a financial responsible manner is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NIH rate setting rules and policies for animal research costs and budget and per diem rate setting
  • 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 models for researcher consultation and IACUC protocol review

License/Certification
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California (if not CA licensed, you must obtain the CA license within 12 months or your employment is terminated)
  • NOTE: The Attending Veterinarian MUST maintain an active CA veterinary license. Failure to maintain an active CA veterinarian license WILL result in immediate termination
  • CA Driver’s license (obtained within 90 days)
  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least ONE state in USA at time of hire is required. Must obtain CA veterinary license as noted above
  • AVMA Board Certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)

Organization
Campus

Job Code and Payroll Title
006095 ANML CARE MGR 3

Employee Class
Career

Percentage
100%

Location
Parnassus Heights (SF), Various Work Sites

Shift
Days

Shift Length
8 Hours

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



(Posted 7/26/21)


Title: Product Support Specialist at ALZET
Location: Cupertino, CA

Summary:
The Product Support Specialist serves as the liaison to our customers and international distributors on the use of the ALZET® and iPRECIO® pumps and ancillary products, and maintains our primary technical database.

Responsibilities
  • Product Support/Customer Service
    • Receive and process inquires from customers; analyze and resolve customer problems
    • Provide information on the use of the ALZET and iPRECIO product lines to customers
    • Identify and distribute product information according to customer needs
    • Act as a product resource to our international distributors
    • Manage product information resources, including database of scientific references, bibliographies, and tables
    • Provide periodic back up for Customer Service by taking, checking, and processing product orders
  • Data Entry
    • Accurately collect and enter customer contact information into SalesLogix CRM database
    • Read scientific publications and enter relevant product information into EndNote reference database
  • Marketing
    • Assist in the generation of technical and promotional product literature (i.e., newsletters, fact sheets, etc.)
    • Participate in and contribute to the implementation of ALZET product training workshops
    • Represent DURECT at tradeshows, conferences and events
    • Perform ad hoc marketing projects
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Requirements
Knowledge/Education

  • BA/BS Degree in Science Related Field

Job Experience
  • 6 months to 2 years of experience in scientific laboratory environment
  • 6 months to 2 years of Life Science product support or customer service experience

Skills/Competencies
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak and write with clarity and structure
  • Goal and detail oriented with excellent follow through on actions and tasks
  • Highly driven, independent worker with a strong motivation to succeed.
  • Demonstrated customer service and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and working understanding of life science research, including scientific method
  • Ability to perform insightful and resourceful problem solving
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of reference databases (i.e., EndNote) a plus
  • Have an understanding of confidentiality
  • Fluency in languages other than English a plus

Essential Job Functions
  • Ability to use both hands for extended periods of time while performing regular tasks including typing and writing
  • Ability to lift, move and handle materials weighing up to 25 lbs unassisted. Ability to reach overhead.
  • Ability to speak and hear clearly, particularly on the phone or headset



(Posted 7/23/21)


Title: Animal Care Tech / Research Associate at Retro Biosciences
Location: Redwood City, CA

$2,000 Signing Bonus!

We are seeking an Animal Care Tech / Research Associate to join our Vivarium team. 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.

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Responsibilities would include...

  • Taking 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.
  • Providing 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.
  • Leading vivarium-based initiatives independently and providing guidance to other team members as needed.

You have...
  • 2+ 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.
  • A desire to learn scientific understanding of our in vivo models. Preferred experience with in vivo mouse procedures, such as necropsies and SC/IP/IV injections, or a desire to learn.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities skills to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment with changing priorities

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.


If interested in this position, please send your résumé or CV to with a couple of sentences about how your experience maps onto our needs, and what interests you about Retro.

(Posted 7/14/21)


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 7/1/21)


Title: Client Development Representative at Charles River Laboratories
Location: South San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Reno, NV

Job Summary
We are seeking a Client Development Representative for our Research Models and Services (RMS) business ideally located in the West Coast area. This is a remote based position working in collaboration with their Biohub Sales partners, customer service and technical services teams. Responsible for gathering market information, prospecting for new opportunities & contacts, and providing technical information within the Biohub Sales Team for Charles River Research Models and Services. Initially the position will be primarily working with internal teams with the opportunity to transition to more client facing activities.

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The following are the responsibilities related to the Sales Development Representative position:

  • Work and maintain a cooperative relationship with the West Coast sales team to optimize the conversion to sales from qualified opportunities and contacts.
  • Work closely with cross-functional stakeholders including but not limited to marketing, product management, project management, and operations in Biohub Sales Team.
  • Collaborate with Client Engagement team to research and develop precision targeted opportunities for prospected Biohub Sales opportunities and contacts.
  • Gather data on market trends, competitive products and pricing, and an analysis of competitors.
  • Gain knowledge of customer’s study needs and applications of Charles River products and services while continuously gathering account intel and data mine new sales opportunities.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and optimize Biohub sales opportunity campaigns.
  • Support Marketing and Sales to drive product/service promotions and provide feedback on ROI.
  • Collaborate with the extended selling team to position Charles River products and servicesor
  • Maintain a CRM database via updates to sales opportunities, sales stages, marketing statuses, and customer intelligence data (SalesForce.com).
  • Assist with special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Position does not require customer facing travel, but candidate may be required to participate in sales meetings and trade shows as necessary.

Job Qualifications:
The following are the minimum qualifications for the Sales Development Representative:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or technical field required. Animal Science, Veterinary Tech, Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, strongly preferred.
  • 1-3 years of successful sales experience with a technical life science or research related field preferred. AALAS Certifications a plus.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp and master highly technical concepts and articulate them well to others.
  • Outstanding listening, verbal, presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of customer personality types. Ability to work well with highly educated research scientist customers.
  • Strong ability to identify customer needs, obstacles to the sales process, and solutions using Charles River products and services.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience working with Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics or a similar CRM database a plus.
  • Comfortability with LinkedIn and LinkedIn Sales Navigator.
  • Strong business sense, instinct, and personal drive.
  • Team goal oriented with a focus on achieving team sales performance metrics through personal contribution and teamwork


About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River
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 6/25/21)


Title: Business Development Manager 1 at Charles River Laboratories
Location: South San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Reno, NV

Job Summary
We are seeking a Business Development Manager for our Research Models and Services (RMS) business ideally located in the West Coast in the US, proximity to a Charles River Labs location is advantageous but not required. This is a remote based position working in collaboration with marketing, customer service, and technical services teams to develop and grow and assigned territory with established and new customers. This individual will be responsible for achieving quarterly and annual sales targets for assigned region for all Charles River products and services into new and existing accounts in a designated geographical region.

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The following are the responsibilities related to the position:

  • Work with both the inside business development, marketing, technical staff, management teams to increase market share in research models and support services in assigned territory and achieve or exceed territory revenue goals.
  • Generate account-specific sales strategies to sell all RMS products and services. Actively assess opportunities for cross-selling of other CRL services and transition opportunities to appropriate sales staff.
  • Prepare and provide accurate account forecasts for assigned accounts/territories throughout the year to track achievements versus goals.
  • Develop and qualify new business leads through frequent customer contact and prospecting.
  • Gather business intelligence and data on potential customers in the designated geographic region.
  • Build relationships with existing and new customers to increase the use of company products and services.
  • Develop strategy to successfully rollout new as well as updated product and services to customers in a timely manner.
  • Manage inquires and qualify all prospective opportunities. Identify the research models and services business at these accounts and effectively communicate the value proposition of the company’s products and services. Manage all opportunities to close and provide client feedback on won and lost opportunities.
  • Prepare and implement a comprehensive territory management plan to indicate target opportunities, potential new accounts, expansion of existing accounts and an analysis of competitor accounts.
  • Gather data on marketing trends and competitive products and pricing.
  • Ensure all client and activity information in CRM is accurate updated in a timely manner.
  • Complete all required sales training and documentation in a timely manner.
  • Participate in sales meetings and trade shows as required.
  • Partner with operational and client support staff to find resolutions for client satisfaction issues.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
The following are the qualifications related to the position:
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences, business or related discipline.
  • Experience: 2 to 5 years experience selling consumables or services in a B2B setting, preferably in the life science industry.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: Valid driver’s license required.
  • Other: Excellent communication and presentation skills. Proficient in the use of standard office computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail).


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 6/25/21)


Title: Associate Research Scientist I (Pharmacology) at Exelixis
Location: Alameda, CA

Job Description:
The hands-on Associate Research Scientist I 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. The successful candidate will be a highly creative scientist with a strong desire to succeed at the highest level.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Plan, design and implement animal studies of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and efficacy for 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 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 participating in mandatory safety training programs
  • Collaborate with the IACUC committee to ensure compliance with internal policies and animal welfare regulations.
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Division: Drug Discovery
Department: Pharmacology
Position Type: Regular Full-Time


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
Education:

  • BS degree and four to six years of related industry experience; or,
  • MS degree and two to four years of related industry experience; or,
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience:
  • Proficiency with in vivo techniques including iv, ip, sc, po administration, and blood collection (tail vein, retro-orbital, cardiac puncture, and submandibular etc.) is required
  • In-depth experience with animal tumor model development and execution including but not limited to syngeneic, xenograft, PDX and humanized mouse models is essential
  • Expertise in cell culture with aseptic technique 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
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent data analysis skills and experience with a variety of scientific software applications
  • Good 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
  • Strong communication skills, excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to work effectively in a either a team environment or independently
  • Has flexibility to accommodate to fast-paced work environment and deadlines
  • A broad understanding of in vitro and in vivo Pharmacology, PK, PD concepts within the cancer biology field is essential
  • Ability to adapt to changing work conditions
  • In vivo skills include but not limited to animal handing, dosing with different routes, blood/tissue collection, perfusion, necropsy, tumor measurement, clinical observation, rodent survival surgeries, and imaging modalities
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements to run an in vivo facility
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office, PDF, GraphPad prism and ELN notebook is required. Capability of using Studylog is preferred.

JOB COMPLEXITY:
  • Work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • 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/


(Posted 6/24/21)


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)


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

Up to $1,000 Sign On Bonus

Job Summary
As an Animal Care Associate you will be responsible for the care of all species of animals at our state-of-the-art RMS site in Hollister, CA. Responsibilities include, feeding/watering, sanitizing primary and secondary enclosures, environmental enrichment, handling and restraint and other related tasks including assisting with the movement of animals and stocking of supplies.

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Starting Salary: $18.00 - $19.50/hour
Sign on bonus: Up to $1,000
This is a full-time, temporary opportunity with the possibility of being hired as a full-time, regular employee.

If you possess the following qualities, we will train you in the rest:

  • Enjoys being part of a team
  • Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Dependable
  • Works independently

Required:
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years or older
  • Ability to communicate and follow direction
  • Local to the area (no relocation)

With plenty of room for growth, you can enjoy a long and meaningful career. In addition to a positive work environment. Take your first step, patients are waiting.

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 6/3/21)


Title: Director of Veterinary Services at Explora BioLabs
Location: San Francisco (Bay Area), CA or San Diego, CA

Job Summary
Explora Biolabs powers preclinical research with scalable vivarium management through anetwork of preclinical, AAALAC-accredited vivarium spaces and CRO options for clients in biotech-dense areas. The Director of Veterinary Services is responsible for directing and managing all animal care at Explora Biolabs and for ensuring compliance with all applicable animal welfare regulations. The role will report to the Vice President of Operations and Research. This position may be located in either San Diego, CA or San Francisco (Bay Area), CA. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Experience

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA-Accredited University and active licensure in at least one US state with ability to obtain license in California within 6 months of hire
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine certification required
  • Experience in Contract Research or Pharma/Biotech setting strongly preferred
  • Minimum five years of experience running an animal care and use program
  • Previous experience serving on an IACUC as Attending Veterinarian preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or experience overseeing compliance with current USDA, PHS, OLAW,IACUC, and AAALAC rules, regulations and standards
  • Experience achieving and maintaining AAALAC accreditation preferred
  • Proven skill providing laboratory animal care utilizing critical care techniques
  • Deep experience with rodent models
  • Experience in developing and leading teams, managing people and animal research facilities and building rapport to influence messaging, acceptance and understanding
  • Ability to coach and provide clear direction to teams locally and nationally
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills with the ability to effectively present to all levels of the organization
  • Experience working with R&D investigators of varied backgrounds and experience levels
  • Meticulous attention to detail, ability to shift priorities as needed while making effective use oftime and resources and routinely meeting agreed upon deadlines
  • Demonstrated strong business judgement, critical thinking, problem solving and effective decision-making skills
  • Ability to quickly identify areas of improvement and implement solutions with an interdisciplinary approach
  • Process driven with the ability to execute functional processes while using appropriate change management approaches
  • Experience carrying out audits or inspections would be advantageous
  • Strong sense of entrepreneurship, accountability, responsibility and sense of ownership
  • Approximately 25% travel.

Management and Administration
  • Provide oversight, oversees and reviews the company’s veterinary care program including the development and implementation of animal care and use SOPs and policies, and ensures all related personnel receive appropriate training
  • Act as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC, with responsibilities including thorough review of all animal care and use protocols and direction of routine regulatory audits of the Program and facilities
  • Ensure external audit-readiness for Company-owned animal care facilities and serve as the Point of Contact/Directly Responsible Individual for external audits.
  • Ensure animals are cared for in compliance with the regulations and company policies
  • Create SOPs and direct facility adherence to SOPs in alignment with OLAW, PHS andIACUC animal care guidelines
  • Ensure facility compliance with USDA Animal Welfare Regulations (single site)
  • Develop processes to measure compliance with current standards in veterinary care andanimal welfare regulations and policies in which the facilities are located.
  • Oversee the Post Approval Monitoring program
  • Pursue, obtain, and maintain AAALAC Accreditation for all Company-owned animal care facilities
  • Manage contract clinical veterinarians at Company-owned animal care facilities.
  • Collaborate across time zones with periodic (no less than twice yearly) travel to each US Company-owned animal care facility
  • Develop and oversee the training and career building opportunities related to veterinary science and ensure that appropriate documentation is performed to maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and manage the department’s operational budget and resources
  • As a subject matter expert, provide consultation to investigators regarding protocol development, proper animal use techniques, and selection of the most appropriate animal models.
  • Proactively partner with key stakeholders across the organization (e.g., Client Services,Operations, Sales, Facilities, and EH&S).

Animal Care
  • Provide clinical and regulatory oversight to the animal care and use program encompassingall facilities operated by Company.
  • Oversee and develop policies for animal procurement, housing, and management, including oversight of animal quality assurance and disease surveillance programs
  • Routinely review best practices in the delivery of veterinary care and work with the contract clinical veterinarians to implement opportunities for continuous improvement when possible.
  • Oversee those administering anesthesia.
  • Ensuring that anesthesia records are reviewed as needed to assess all adverse events and completeness of records
  • May perform surgeries, provide surgical support and/or anesthesia, or provide surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice.
  • Remains current on new and revised study/training protocols, animal care, treatments,regulations, etc.
  • Complies with all regulatory guidelines, occupation health and safety programs, inaccordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Serves as expert on implementing changes regarding the animal care program.
  • Provide backup veterinary support as needed at Company-owned animal care facilities.

Maintenance and Inventory
  • Provide input and guidance for facility design, development, or improvement
  • Routinely review animal care and use equipment inventory and functionality and make recommendations for obsolescence planning and improvements


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

(Posted 5/5/21)


Title: Research Compliance Analyst at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Job Overview
The Research Compliance Analyst for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) works under the general direction of the Director for the Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA) and works closely with the IACUC Chair and members, veterinarian and veterinary staff, research faculty and personnel, Animal Care Facility personnel, and the Environmental Health & Safety office (Occupational Health Surveillance System).

The Research Compliance Analyst has management and oversight for: the coordination and conduct of pre-screening and reviews of animal protocol submissions; organizing and scheduling IACUC meetings, inspections, and program reviews; preparing and distributing routine and annual reports (AAALAC, OLAW, USDA); maintenance of IACUC records of activities relating to the IACUC (i.e., agendas, minutes, etc); prepare the OLAW assurance, USDA registration, and the AAALAC program description; perform training and orientations for IACUC members and researchers; oversee and maintain researcher training records; advising the ORCA Director, IO, IACUC, and researchers on relevant regulations and policies; advising researchers with protocol submission requirements; facilitating communication with stakeholders (ORCA Director, IACUC, Veterinarian, researchers, etc); manage investigations (i.e., incidents of noncompliance and anonymous reporting); managing program/facility deficiencies and corrections; conducting protocol and grant congruency reviews; developing and maintaining IACUC SOPs and policies; developing, coordinating, and conducting a post-approval monitoring program; developing and maintaining websites; authoring and distributing newsletters; coordinating and maintaining emergency disaster programs/plans; support projects that improve processes and procedures (i.e., design, testing, and implementation of a Cayuse system, etc); and support/cross-train in other areas of ORCA (IRB, Conflicts of Interest, and other research compliance areas).

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Delay Notice: Due to the current health crisis, candidate selection or hiring steps may be delayed.

UCSC Statement
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

Initial Review Date (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 05-26-2021

Dept Marketing Statement
The Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA) is a unit of the Office of Research at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). The University has a responsibility to ensure that any research conducted by students, staff or faculty at UCSC is conducted in compliance with University, local, state, federal and funding agency regulations. ORCA provides guidance, education and assistance with administrative processes to faculty, researchers, staff and students in areas of research compliance which currently include: human and animal subject protection, conflicts of interest, NAGPRA, cannabis, stem cell, back up export control, and other related compliance areas as required.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information: Salary Range: $63,000 - $77,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits

Schedule Information:
Full-time, Fixed
Percentage of Time: 100%
Average Hours Per Week: 40
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus
Union Representation: None
Job Code Classification: 006230 (RSCH CMPLNC ANL 3)

Job Duties
30% - Independently reviews and analyzes animal subjects research applications.

20% - Applies advanced research compliance concepts to interpret and apply a wide variety of complex policies, regulations and guidelines governing research compliance, and/or disclosures.

10% - Advises faculty on research compliance and other complex issues for research projects.

10% - Communicates with researchers and committee members and provides guidance on how to resolve complex issues and meet requirements of external regulatory bodies. Ensures that all actions are properly documented in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

10% - Initiates and designs the development and revision of operating procedures, policies, and guidelines.

5% - Asissts with developing materials and conducts training for departments on relevant compliance issues, processes, forms, and policies. Provides education and training through the development and delivery of face-to-face or Zoom training, online educational materials, printed materials, and other web-based resources.

5% - Provide support and cross training in other areas of ORCA (IRB, Conflicts of Interest, and other research compliance areas).

10% - Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Thorough knowledge and ability to apply all relevant Federal, state and university regulations, policies and guidelines.
  • Thorough knowledge and experiencew with quantitative and qualitative research design; scienctific research concepts and terminology.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and oral communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective and professional communications and relationships with supervisor, colleagues, faculty, researchers, staff, etc.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Strong proficiency in public speaking, and writing.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems, their use and applications; especially software applicable to protocol submission workflow management.
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to compose reports, correspondence, and summaries in a comprehensive and organized manner.
  • Ability to work in a high-volume complex 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.
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to prioritize/manage workload, and highly organized.
  • Demonstrated experience in independently managing a complex and highly regulated program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong proficiency and experience in animal research regulations and requirements (OLAW, USDA, AAALAC, etc), and developing and maintaining SOPs.
  • Experience in laboratory animal research, including experience in IACUC administration and program management or related work experience.
  • 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.
  • Licenses: Licensure in Veterinary Technology or AALAS certification as a Laboratory Animal Technologist.
  • Certifications: Certified IACUC Professional certification or eligible within 1-year of hire.


Special Conditions
  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Pre-employment health screen and annual follow-up to participate in activities within animal use areas. Participation in the occupational health program.
  • This position may be considered for 100% remote work, subject to the terms of a telecommuting agreement, with the potential need to come to campus for meetings on occasion.

To apply: Job ID 18208

(Posted 5/5/21)


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

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Manager of Vivarium Research Operations (VRO), you will provide direct support for the execution of in vivo study protocols for the generation of cell-based therapies.

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What you will do:

  • Implement and execute in vivo study protocols in a GXP regulated laboratory.
  • Support the development of, and adhere to study protocols, SOPs, and IACUC protocols.
  • Perform in vivo procedures in rodents, including but not limited to, multiple routes of dose administration, blood collection, surgical applications, dissection techniques, and necropsies.
  • Organize, execute, monitor and maintain multiple projects running in parallel.
  • Document activities in accordance with department and regulatory requirements. Collect and review data using designated data management systems.
  • Communicate study related activities to multiple stakeholders within the organization.
  • Work in a team environment and, as needed, train new personnel.
  • Stay up to date with associated technology advancements as they apply to in vivo processes.
  • Contribute to technical reports, publications, and participate in scientific conferences as applicable.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor'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 ideal.
  • Hands-on experience performing in vivo rodent procedures, tissue sample collection.
  • Meticulous attention to detail in documenting in vivo study related activities is required.
  • Experience working in a GLP regulatory environment is a plus.
  • Background in pharmacology, toxicology or life science discipline is required.
  • Direct experience with rodent liver fibrosis/cirrhosis models is 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 are 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/8efa2b742us
For more information, email: Krystle Okialda

(Posted 4/27/21)

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE  P.O. BOX 876 San Leandro, CA 94577 © 2019


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