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Title: Program Specialist at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System (VAPAHCS)
Location: Palo Alto, CA

GENERAL SUMMARY
The Program Specialist is responsible for the daily administration of a comprehensive research safety program along with the overall management of the Institutional Animal Care and Use committee (IACUC) within the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System (VAPAHCS).

Open & closing dates: 04/16/2020 to 04/22/2020
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Pay scale & grade: GS 12
Appointment type: Permanent
Service: Competitive
Salary: $93,587 to $121,668 per year
Work schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities
Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited, the following:

  • Plans, directs, coordinates, evaluates and oversees the comprehensive operations of the research laboratories including ensuring the personnel, equipment and infrastructure are in compliant;
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and conducts a series of healthcare system-wide comprehensive inspections of the research labs;
  • Develops and directs the establishment of safety and occupational health practices in the research labs;
  • Prepares technical guidance and documents for the procurement of research equipment;
  • Trains research and medical center personnel on safety and research topics;
  • Manages and serves as the liaison between the research labs and the Radiation Safety Officer;
  • Participates and serves as a voting member or subject matter expert on multiple committees;

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00AM-4:30PM
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required


Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • May be required to serve a probationary period
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications
To qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, you must meet the following experience requirements:
Specialized Experience GS 12:
You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) in Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is: Ensures compliance with and understands the policies, procedures, and criteria for administration of the organization's research program; Understanding the safety concerns that are attendant to animal research and the requirement to maintain an accredited animal use and care program; Manages audit records on research projects for compliance with research program guidelines; Responds to inquiries in writing from senior staff, researchers, the affiliated University and a variety of administrative staff regarding research regulations; Assists in reviewing research projects for compliance with research program guidelines; performing laboratory inspections to identify hazards, and serving as the point of contact for operations, personnel safety and security of research labs.
Note: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hour worked per week.

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
  • Compliance
  • Education and Training
  • Oral Communication
  • Security



For more information, and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/565717300

(Posted 4/17/20)


Title: Research Associate II at Biomere
Location: Richmond, CA

GENERAL SUMMARY
Research Associate II works under the direct supervision of the Site Head along with the general guidance of the Scientists. Research Associate II are proficient in animal procedures/animal husbandry, colony management, grant, internal, and/or contract research studies according to the study protocols and the company guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains animal room records including, but not limited to animal identification, cage side observations/clinical observations and environmental parameters (e.g. temperature, humidity). Observes, records and reports atypical findings to veterinary staff and/or senior personnel.
  • Independently reads and understands study protocols and relevant SOPs prior to performing associated duties on designated research projects;
  • Performs all aspects of a study cycle for grant, internal, and/or contract research studies including, but not limited to:
    • Primary Technician role and responsibility;
    • receipt, distribution and husbandry of animals;
    • orders materials and supplies as required for projects;
    • prepares forms and generates study books;
    • prepares procedure rooms with all necessary supplies, materials and equipment required for projects;
    • verifies drugs/agents prior to use and calculates dose administrations;
    • performs dosing regimen, blood collection, frequency of sample, euthanasia, tissue collection and data collection;
    • uses anesthetics for unconscious and/or surgical procedures;
    • monitors grant, internal, and/or contract research studies in progress and clinically evaluates;
    • observes, records and reports atypical findings to veterinary staff or senior personnel;
    • critically evaluates data; tabulate, graph and perform basic statistical analysis;
    • performs data quality control review according to SOPs or study protocols;
    • may interact with clients to provide necessary information about study.
  • May perform in vitro assays including, but not limited to:
    • RNA/DNA purification;
    • Real-time PCR/RT-PCR;
    • PCR;
    • Reagent and dose formulations for in vivo studies;
    • ELISA, ELISPOT;
    • Multicolor flow cytometry (cell preparation and analysis);
    • Preparation of virus stock, virus titration, antibody neutralization, and T-cell assays;
    • Cell preparation and culture (human and animal cell isolation, magnetic bead cell purification);
    • Serum chemistries and CBCs;
    • Additional assay system development based on project needs
  • With guidance from senior scientific staff, may serve as a Study Director to conduct assigned research studies of basic complexity including, but not limited to:
    • Study Director role and responsibility according to SOPs;
    • generates study protocols, study amendments and study timelines;
    • generates IACUC protocols, IACUC amendments, and serve as the Principal Investigator on IACUC protocols;
    • may participate in the proposal management and budgetary process,
    • orders materials and supplies as required for projects;
    • generates study calendars (and matrices if applicable);
    • may direct study performance including the oversight of primary technicians and the QC of data.
    • may review, interpret and present data as applicable for assigned studies;
    • generates Data Submission, Final Reports and/or Summary Reports;
  • May review/edit company guidelines and SOPs.
  • May work directly with Scientists and Scientific Directors on assigned projects.
  • May acquire Designated Trainer role and assist with personnel training including training for technical procedures and competency testing.
  • Comprehends procedures and performs tasks according to company policies and SOPs.
  • Complies with all regulatory guidelines, occupational health as well as health and safety programs, in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related Research Associate I duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education/Experience: Bachelors of Science degree in a Life Sciences discipline and 5 years related experience OR
  • High School diploma/GED and 8 years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS Certification at the LAT level preferred.
  • Other: Basic computer skills required.

To apply, please email: HumanResources@biomere.com

(Posted 2/14/20)


Title: Veterinary Technician I at Biomere
Location: Richmond, CA

GENERAL SUMMARY
Veterinary Technician I work under the direct supervision of the Site Lead and general guidance of the COO and veterinary team. Veterinary Technician I assist veterinary staff in the documentation and veterinary clinical care of all laboratory animal health cases. May also perform technical in-life procedures for grant, internal, and/or contract research studies according to the study protocols and to the company guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the documentation and veterinary clinical care of all laboratory animal health cases identified by technical staff and/or veterinarian.
  • Performs routine veterinary, technical and husbandry skills including but not limited to the following:
    • administer medications by oral, topical and injectable routes of administration;
    • bandage/wrapping techniques;
    • nail/teeth clipping/trimming;
    • venipuncture techniques;
    • verifies drugs/medications prior to use and calculates dose administrations;
    • proficient animal restraint techniques;
    • monitor critical care animals (i.e., place IVs, monitor fluids, etc.);
    • specimen collection such as blood and feces;
    • perform diagnostic testing on samples such as parasite checks and identification.
  • Monitors animal health, by performing rounds, responding to animal health reports, and by following detailed schedules.
  • Under minimal supervision, triage and assess animal health, provide immediate care to emergency cases.
  • Performs minor surgical procedures.
  • Generates animal treatment records and perform, track and schedule follow-ups.
  • Consult with clinical veterinarian on treatment options.
  • Follow Behavior and Enrichment team guidance for small animal acclimation and enrichment practices
  • Maintains animal room records including, but not limited to animal identification, cage side observations/clinical observations and environmental parameters (e.g. temperature, humidity). Observes, records and reports atypical findings to veterinary staff and/or senior personnel.
  • Maintains appropriate medical records for each animal in accordance with study and regulatory requirements. Assist in maintaining accurate record keeping procedures for the laboratory animal medicine department.
  • Maintain and follow complex procedures to ensure appropriate animal health and treatment.
  • Assist in keeping inventory and monitoring expiration dates of veterinary supplies.
  • May be responsible for tissue sampling, routine animal manipulations and administration of fluids or other treatments as required in collaboration with the study director and Research Associates.
  • Assist in surgery and peri-surgery care (e.g. provide and monitor anesthesia, prepare sterile surgical packs, administer supportive therapy).
  • Independently reads and understands study protocols and relevant SOPs prior to performing associated duties on designated research projects.
  • May perform aspects of a study cycle for grant, internal, and/or contract research studies including, but not limited to technical in-life procedures.
  • May review/edit company guidelines and SOPs.
  • May acquire Designated Trainer role and assist with personnel training including training for technical procedures and competency testing.
  • Comprehends procedures and performs tasks according to company policies and SOPs.
  • Complies with all regulatory guidelines, occupational health as well as health and safety programs, in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related Research Associate I duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education/Experience: Bachelors of Science degree in a Life Sciences discipline and two (2) years related experience OR
  • CVT/LVT/RVT certification and two (2) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above OR
  • High School diploma/GED and four (4) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS Certification at the LAT level preferred.
  • Other: Basic computer skills required.

To apply, please email: HumanResources@biomere.com

(Posted 2/14/20)


Title: Animal Research Staff Trainer (4163U) at University of California, Berkeley
Job ID: 5965
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley, CA

Responsibilities
Curriculum Design
Direct Training
Training Facilitation for Other Subject Matter Experts
Training Assessment
Quality Assurance

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About Berkeley
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.


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.

Responsibilities

Curriculum Design:
  • Design curriculum for supported undergraduate and graduate students, laboratory staff, principal investigators and others as directed by the Supervisor, OLAC Director or ACUC/OACU. Collaborate with others performing training to ensure consistency.
  • Collaborate with veterinary staff to assist and facilitate training that they provide.
  • Lead training material creation through collaboration with management, veterinary staff, process, operations and compliance teams.
  • Measure, interpret and improve training effectiveness, identify and implement opportunities to reduce training time.
  • Incorporate product updates and determine how changes are reflected in materials by updating facilitator and participant guides, learning checks and agendas.
  • Act as subject matter expert in all animal care programs and products.
  • Facilitate other subject matter expert training, including veterinary staff and visiting investigators.
  • Collaborate with project teams by developing ideas, supporting processes and suggesting improvements.
  • Conduct and participate in Train the trainer sessions.

Direct Training:
  • Provide direct training using a variety of techniques including blended learning and adult learning principles (visual, auditory and kinesthetic). Oversee didactic and on the job training activities that are performed independently.
  • Ensure classroom logistics such as materials, equipment, supplies and systems access are organized.
  • Identify training needs of research staff and students and ensure necessary training is conducted; consult on and assist with same needs for OLAC staff.
  • Notify veterinary staff of any deficiencies in animal care related to deficiencies in knowledge and training.
  • Autonomously lead training sessions for students and laboratory personnel regarding basic animal care and peri-veterinary skills (ie handling, injections, aseptic technique, anesthesia, euthanasia); consult on and assist with applicable training for OLAC staff.
  • Coordinate and lead facility orientations for new animal use personnel in collaboration with EH&S and OLAC husbandry personnel.
  • Consult with partners (OLAC management, investigative staff, ACUC/OACU) for questions regarding training needs, materials and/or policy and procedures, including communication in the form of user emails, facility signage, town hall meetings, website.
  • Assist in maintaining training animal colony and animal use protocol.
  • Practice and maintain technical skill sets and procedures, further self-training on new and established techniques.

Training Facilitation for Other Subject Matter Experts:
  • Facilitate, help plan and schedule didactic and on the job training performed by veterinary staff or other subject matter experts, including vendors.
  • Ensure applicable pre-requisites are met.
  • Ensure classroom logistics such as materials, equipment, supplies and systems access are organized.

Training Assessment:
  • Evaluate trainee progress through formal competency reviews and implement performance improvement interventions as needed. Assist Animal Care Staff Trainer in conducing performance assessments gauging readiness and approval for new hire certification.

Quality Assurance:
  • Partner with quality assurance team to ensure training and quality assurance standards are aligned (ie sanitation, biosecurity, documentation).
  • Document training as required by regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Applies professional training and development skills to resolve and address a wide range of training issues and needs assessments.
  • May support faculty to improve teaching and learning outcomes.
  • May consult with instructors to determine methods for delivery of course content and effective use of technology.
  • Develops new training programs and courses in response to campus' training needs.
  • Designs and conducts more complex training programs to address issues of diverse scope that are aligned with campus strategies.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for delivering training and development programs.
  • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel.
  • Normally receives little direction on on-going training assignments.
  • Receives general instructions on new training program assignments, projects and initiatives.
  • Conducts needs analysis and evaluates effectiveness of training programs.
  • Works in a collaborative manner with others in a diverse environment and at all levels in the organization to prioritize work assignments, conduct analysis and develop recommendations.
  • May assume responsibility for specific training programs and initiatives.

To apply, and for more information: https://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings/external-applicants - keyword 5965

(Posted 2/13/20)


Title: Animal Health Technologist (Temp/Contract Veterinary Staff/Research) at Genentech, Inc.
Location: South San Francisco, CA

Exceptional career development opportunity at top San Francisco Bay Area pharma/biotech company. We are seeking a Veterinary Technician contingent worker for a one-year assignment to carry out standard Vet Tech duties.

Responsibilities:
With limited supervision, the successful candidate will function as part of the Veterinary Team that is responsible for maintaining and implementing quality assurance programs to provide animal health and care according to established procedures within the Animal Resources department. This includes providing clinical veterinary care of laboratory animals, health monitoring and diagnostics, and training of scientists and staff. In addition, the individual will provide research support, including anesthesia, surgical and post-surgical care, necropsy, sterilization of equipment, ordering and maintaining veterinary supplies. The individual will also conduct post-approval monitoring of research activities and ensure compliance with standard laboratory animal care and use regulations.

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Requirements:

  • Registered/Licensed Veterinary Technician (RVT, LVT,CVT), BS or BA degree in Animal Science or other related programs.
  • AALAS Certification, at minimum Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT); LATG preferred.
  • Experience in aseptic technique, anesthesia, and post-operative care.
  • Familiar with clinical case management in a research or veterinary hospital setting.
  • Fully proficient in mouse, rat, guinea pig and rabbit biomethodology, including handling, restraint, and dosing.
  • Experience in training/teaching individuals (technicians, investigators) in various lab animal techniques, monitor their progress and conduct reassessments as needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have proven ability to successfully work independently and in a team. Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Must be detail-oriented.
  • Experience with computers and data management systems.
  • This position may include activities that might pose potential risks, such as working with and around biological agents, chemical carcinogens, human tumor lines, radioisotopes, and other potentially hazardous materials.
  • May be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) or other special equipment to perform job duties.
  • Must be capable of standing, lifting, kneeling, bending, reaching, etc. for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and move a maximum of 50 lbs.
  • Available to conduct other duties, as instructed by the Veterinary Staff.


To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: garcia-gonzalez.raul@gene.com

(Posted 2/3/20)

     

Title: Sr. Technologist & Trainer at Charles River Laboratories (CRL)
Location: Hollister, CA

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.

JOB SUMMARY
We are seeking a Sr. Technologist & Trainer for our Research Models Production site located in Hollister, California.

This individual will serve as site Animal Welfare specialist. He/she will also provide training to departmental staff on all levels of husbandry and specialized production tasks requiring technical skills following SOPs. He/she will assume primary responsibility for maintenance and auditing of records relating to inbred models.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as site Animal Welfare specialist.
  • Investigates animal welfare issues, discuss with welfare team; makes recommendations as needed for disciplinary action.
  • Communicates any actions to Corporate Animal Welfare.
  • Participates on behalf of site at annual AWS retreats.
  • Trains departmental staff on all levels of husbandry and production tasks including feeding, watering, and cleaning cages as required.
  • Ensures proper breeding procedures.
  • Maintains appropriate levels of assigned specialized rodent breeds, including nudes, inbred, and SCIDS.
  • Trains departmental staff on specialized tasks in one or more of the following areas: packing and shipping animals to customer, performing animal surgeries; and/or creating sterile water supplies as assigned.
  • Trains departmental staff in monitoring animal health visually and follow swab and health monitoring schedules.
  • Trains personnel in keeping accurate departmental and isolator records. Participates in preparation of reports, offers, and completes customer paperwork.
  • Performs quarterly audits of each inbred room.
  • Maintains weekly record keeping of inbred books. Maintain monthly/quarterly inbred trees.
  • Understands, complies with and trains personnel in SOPs pertaining to specific area. Provides input into the creation/revision of SOPs and assists in the implementation and training of new SOPs.
  • Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain the isolator and/or barrier room barrier.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)
  • 1 year of training experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Animal Science or a related field.
  • 1-2 years of training and animal welfare experience
  • AALAS Certification

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
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


To apply, submit application here and send your resume to Nancy.Burke@crl.com

(Posted 1/30/20)

     

Title: Animal Care/Husbandry Tech 1 - GEMS (EG) at Charles River Laboratories (CRL)
Location: Hollister, CA

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.

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

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
The following are minimum requirements related to the Animal Care & Breeding Technician position.
  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).
  • Minimum 6 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.).
  • 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.
  • 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
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


To apply, submit application here and send your resume to Nancy.Burke@crl.com

(Posted 1/30/20)


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 1/27/20)


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 1/27/20)


Title: Site Supervisor for Animal Facilities at Mispro Biotech Services
Location: South San Francisco, CA

Job Summary
Mispro Biotech Services is seeking a Site Supervisor for its South San Francisco location. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring daily operation maintenance of the site animal facilities, supervision of animal care staff, and ensuring appropriate animal care to various laboratory animal species in accordance with all institutional, local, and federal regulations.

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Major Accountabilities & Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for daily supervisory oversight, performance, and behaviors of Animal Care and Cage Wash Technician staff performing routine husbandry tasks (daily checks, animal receipt, cage changes, cage wash, sanitation, etc.) of the vivarium (predominantly rodent).
  • Responsible for providing and ensuring optimal vivarium service support to the MISPRO Site Operations in vivo research community.
  • Responsible for coordination & documentation of preventative maintenance of the vivarium physical plant.
  • Responsible for compliance with all institutional (IACUC, QA), governmental (City of Cambridge, City of New York, City of South Francisco, PHS, USDA) and accrediting (AAALACi) protocols & policies.
  • Responsible for management & reporting of site budgetary matters (supplies, daily census, charge-backs).
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining & assuring positive client relations in terms of day-to-day support for science.
  • Work closely in support of Business & Site Development Teams to develop & expand local site operations, commission new facilities, and identify/on-board new clients.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs and move heavy objects and be able to work from a standing position for prolonged time periods and perform repetitive motion tasks.
  • Must be available to support weekend, holiday and after-hour operational responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned and required.

Qualifying Candidate Profile
  • 8-12 years (inclusive of 2-5 years prior management/leadership experience is highly desirable) specifically in lab animal facilities.
  • Experienced knowledge in lab animal facility operations, technical work, and lab animal equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to effectively follow and display verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to display interpersonal skills that are favorable to effective communication across the organization.
  • Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with coworkers, research staff, managers, and leadership.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Office.

Education
  • HS Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • 2 or 4 year degree in basic science, animal science or veterinary science is required.
  • MA, MS, MBA, or other advanced decree in related scientific/business management field highly desired

Benefits
  • Generous employer-paid portion for medial & dental for employee and dependent coverage
  • Employer matching 401K plan
  • Generous time off: vacation, holidays, personal days, and floating holidays
  • Sick time
  • Other benefits offered include vision, group and voluntary life/AD&D, Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital indemnity plans; MetLife Law, and Identify Theft Protection; Commuter benefits through Wage Works; FSA – Medical and Dependent care coverage
  • Tuition and reimbursement
  • Annual Short term incentive/bonus program

For more information on Mispro Biotech Services, please visit our website at https://misprobiotech.com/
To apply, please e-mail cover letter and resume to careers@mispro.com

(Posted 1/22/20)


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 12/18/19)

    

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

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

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform general & specialized husbandry following established Guidance Documents.
  • Provide handling and restraint of regulated species.
  • Identify and report complex signs of clinical illness and provide treatment at the direct supervision of the veterinary staff.
  • Provide post-surgical observations and record keeping.
  • Perform glucose tolerance testing in accordance with approved protocols.
  • Demonstrated competence in rodent dosing: PO, IP, SQ and topical.
  • Perform rodent blood collection: tail, sub-mandibular, cardiac puncture, inhalation anesthesia induction, monitoring and recovery and necropsy as directed.
  • Conduct technical procedures such as dosing, tissue collection.
  • Provide training and mentorship to other departmental personnel on husbandry and technical procedures.
  • Responsible for proficiency in all departmental SOPs and all ACT I/II essential duties.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education/Experience: Bachelors of Science degree in a Life Sciences discipline and two (2) years related experience or CVT/LVT/RVT certification and two (2) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above OR High School diploma/GED and four (4) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS Certification at the LAT level preferred.
  • Other: Basic computer skills required.

Benefits Offered: Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental and Group Vision Insurance, 401k with Company match, casual work environment and excellent career growth.

For more detailed information please email: Genevieve.Corpuz@crl.com

(Posted 12/10/19, expires: 2/10/19)

   

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

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.

We are seeking a qualified Animal Care Technician for our Insourcing Solutions site in the South San Francisco, CA area.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide general husbandry and perform cage change procedures following customer Guidance Documents.
  • Perform daily health observations with demonstrated ability to recognize and report abnormalities and common signs of illness
  • Prepare and stock room supplies
  • Operate husbandry-related equipment (e.g. cage washers, autoclaves, laminar air flow cabinets, etc.) using approved validation technologies.
  • Wash, autoclave and prepare caging and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related discipline or CVT/LVT/RVT and no experience OR High School Diploma/GED and one (1) year related husbandry and technical experience required.

Benefits Offered: Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental and Group Vision Insurance, 401k with Company match, casual work environment and excellent career growth.

For more detailed information please email: Genevieve.Corpuz@crl.com

(Posted 12/10/19, expires: 2/10/19)

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