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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
  • No rodent allergies
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Rodent research laboratory experience preferred

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 markov@rejuvenationtech.com along with a short note stating why you are interested in the position.

(Posted 6/16/21)


Title: Scientific Researcher, In Vivo Pharmacology at Genentech, Inc.
Location: South San Francisco, CA

Job ID: 202106-114761

The Position
Scientific Researcher, Translational Oncology In Vivo Pharmacology group

In this position you will spend approximately 75% of the time supporting in vivo studies for primary investigators. You will spend the remaining 25% of your time on general laboratory managerial duties such as stocking, assistance with lab equipment calibrations, maintaining lab/equipment cleanliness, and appropriately disposing of biohazardous and chemical waste. Training for assigned duties will be provided. These percentages may fluctuate depending on business needs.

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  • Administration of test compounds via PO, IP, SC, IV routes in a sterile lab environment
  • Sample collections (blood collection via RO and tail vein/artery and the collection of various tissues),
  • Basic animal care and husbandry tasks, and assisting with other animal related help requests.
  • Animal monitoring, assisting with transplants or surgeries, performing procedures requiring anesthesia,
  • Maintaining lab orderliness and compliance for inspections, preparing sterile packs, assisting to ensure lab equipment are calibrated and working with biohazardous and chemical materials.

Requirements:
In this position you will work a flexible work schedule. Shift assignments are subject to change depending upon business needs. Below are examples of a few possible work schedule scenarios:
  • Working both weekend days and three weekdays (days off TBD) or
  • One weekend day (Sat or Sun) and four weekdays (days off TBD)
In addition, you will need to be flexible with regard to start/end time, as shifts outside of regular business hours may be required due to business needs. You will work 8 hours each workday regardless of start/end time (unless overtime or comp time is discussed in advance). You will need to be available to work holidays on a rotational basis, and to provide work coverage for your team mates.
  • AA degree + 4 years relevant biotech animal lab experience or
  • Vet Tech + AALAS certifications (ALAT, LAT, LATG) + 2 years relevant biotech animal lab experience or
  • BA/BS in Biology or other related field + 1 year of relevant biotech animal lab experience


Skills:
  • Excellent skills in communication, organization, flexibility, and an eagerness to learn are essential.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently or in a team setting.
  • Attention to detail and organization are critical attributes
  • Must be dependable & honest, willing to follow procedural instructions.
  • Proficiency in basic rodent in vivo handling, dosing, and sample collection techniques.
  • Computer proficiency, especially knowledge and use of emails, calendar, Google documents, Excel, and a basic knowledge of databases are necessary.
  • Capable of standing, lifting, kneeling, bending, etc. for extended periods of time.
  • Willing to work with potentially hazardous materials and be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Experience with in vivo oncology research a plus.

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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 6/15/21)


Title: Senior Scientific Researcher - Veterinary Staff at Genentech, Inc.
Location: South San Francisco, CA

Job ID: 202106-115649

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 (PAM) of research activities and ensure compliance with laboratory animal care and use standards and policies in an AAALACi accredited and USDA regulated institution.

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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.
  • Experience with clinical case management in a research or veterinary hospital setting.
  • Fully proficient in mouse and rat biomethodology, including handling, restraint, and dosing. Familiar with guinea pig and rabbit handling and biomethodology a plus.
  • 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, detail-oriented, accurate record-keeping skills, and time management and organizational skills.
  • Must have proven ability to successfully work independently and in a team, able to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Must participate in after-hours/weekend/holiday rotation schedule.
  • Must have experience with computers, mobile platforms and data management systems in a professional environment.
  • 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 Attending Veterinarian, Clinical Veterinarian, or the Veterinary Staff Manager.

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 6/14/21)


Title: Senior Research Associate / Associate Scientist, Vivarium Biosecurity and Animal Quality - In Vivo Sciences at Ambys Medicines
Location: South San Francisco, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
Our In Vivo Sciences team is growing and has an opportunity for a candidate with deep expertise in animal health, vivarium management and quality control. In this role, you will collaborate and deliver a program of quality animal health. You will contribute as part of a multidisciplinary laboratory animal and scientific teams to innovate novel therapies to treat liver disease using cell and gene therapy strategies.

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What you will do:

  • Apply your expertise in gnotobiotic and IVC (individually ventilated caging) environments and associated in vivo research procedures, to develop processes that ensure quality health, scientific integrity, and animal welfare.
  • Lead as a Principal Investigator, the oversight and maintenance of a strict barrier and bio-surveillance vivarium program.
  • Author and review work practices, SOPs and guidelines to meet quality, animal welfare, Guide performance standards, and FDA requirements. Train staff to meet these standards for performance and QC of gnotobiotic and sterile procedures.
  • Collaborate with the internal Quality team and lead the program development, process and hands-on execution of vivarium Quality Control.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and perform rodent observations, necropsy, sample collection and submission.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently with minimal supervision and strong team integration.
  • Ensure implementation of best practices across animal program for SOP compliance in the generation, review and submission of data, and to follow defined corporate, department and regulatory standards.
  • Develop, foster, and maintain collaborative relationships with internal groups / departments, and other organizations associated with the animal program.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) as a minimum; knowledge of veterinary medicine and/or animal science a plus.
  • Experience monitoring and/or conducting sentinel health or bio-surveillance procedures in IVCs; working with internal and/or external diagnostic laboratories preferred.
  • 3+ year direct experience working with immunocompromised rodents and performing quality control tasks, with 5+ years in an in vivo academic or commercial setting.
  • AALAS certification and/or Registered Veterinary Technician preferred.
  • Experience working in an animal program adhering to accreditation and regulatory standards (i.e. USDA, OLAW, FDA, AAALAC etc.) is strongly preferred
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above


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


To apply: https://grnh.se/2160b1d92us
For more information, email Krystle Okialda at kokialda@ambys.com

(Posted 6/9/21)


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

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

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What you will do:

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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a life science discipline is preferred
  • 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, preferably, using multiple dose routes (IV, PO, SC, IM), tissue sample collection, and evaluating PD endpoints
  • Experience working in a GLP regulatory environment is a plus
  • Background in pharmacology, toxicology or related disciplines is required. Direct experience with rodent liver fibrosis/cirrhosis models, hemodynamic monitoring a plus
  • Experience with cell therapy, gene therapy, or rodent surgical technique is a plus
  • AALAS certification at the LAT level or higher is preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required
  • Organized, self-motivated, able to multitask and deliver results with a high degree of attention to detail to drive projects forward in a timely manner
  • Excellent cross-functional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills is essential in this small, collaborative work environment
  • Must be willing to do weekend rotation work


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/396f82b42us
For more information, email Krystle Okialda at kokialda@ambys.com

(Posted 6/9/21)


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: Animal Health Technologist at Apex Systems
Location: South San Francisco, CA

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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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

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.

For additional information please reach out to Alicia Marshall at asmarshall@apexsystems.com

(Posted 5/28/21)


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 5/28/21)


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 5/28/21)


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: Animal Care Assistant 2 (B: Sunday-Thursday) at Stanford University
Location: Stanford, CA

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

The successful candidate must have one year of applicable animal care experience in a research or animal laboratory setting; prefer certification at the AALAS technician level or equivalent training; familiarity with NIH and U.S.D.A. guidelines. Must possess mechanical ability, manual dexterity, and personal standards of cleanliness, neatness and organizational ability. Must be able to read, write, understand, communicate and follow written and oral instructions provided in English. Must be capable of properly handling and restraining all species of common laboratory animals, have no abnormal fear of any common laboratory species and should be free of animal-related allergies. The candidate selected for this position will complete an Occupational Health Surveillance Questionnaire and may be required to undergo a physical examination and immunizations. Must be willing and able to lift 50 pounds. Must observe and support good health and safety practices regarding the use of chemicals and equipment.

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EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

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

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

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
When driving, must have a valid California non-Commercial Class C license.

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

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

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

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 5844
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: A16
  • Requisition ID: 89226

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

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

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

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

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


To apply: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/animal-care-assistant-2-b-sunday-thursday-12254

(Posted 5/5/21)


Title: Animal Care Assistant 1- Schedule B (Tuesday- Saturday) at Stanford University
Location: Stanford, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
The Veterinary Service Center within the Department of Comparative Medicine is seeking an Animal Care Assistant I (Schedule B: Tuesday- Sat with Sundays and Mondays off; 7am-330pm) to perform the following duties and responsibilities: sanitizing and/or sterilizing animal care/cage equipment according to standard operating procedures, U.S.D.A and NIH guidelines, and any other University and outside government requirements; sanitizing physical plant facilities according to standard operating procedures; placing bedding, food, and water bottles into clean animal cages; transporting animals, cages, supplies, and equipment within animal facilities; providing basic husbandry care of laboratory animals; maintaining records, i.e., census reports and sterilizing temperatures; maintaining the proper operation of sanitizing and sterilizing equipment; conducting general cleaning and housekeeping of cagewash and service areas, including washing walls, air vents, sinks, doors and doorframes, and feed containers; obtaining food, bedding, chemicals, and supplies from storage areas on a regular basis to maintain adequate daily inventory; observing for and recognizing signs of illness or death of animals under assigned care and completing the required forms for the Animal Health Care Staff; complying with governmental regulations and University policies regarding health and safety; observing and supporting good health and safety practices regarding the proper handling of animals and the use of chemicals and equipment.

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

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EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
High School Diploma or GED.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

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

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
When driving, must have a valid California non-Commercial Class C license.

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


WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including Holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.
  • Work in direct contact with animals and all components of animal housing and animal research environment.
  • May be exposed to dust, fumes or gases, chemicals or toxic substances.
The animal care assistant should be free of animal-related allergies and willing and able to undergo a physical examination and all required immunizations. Must be capable of lifting and moving cages, feed, supplies, and equipment of at least 50 pounds. Must observe and support good health and safety practices regarding the use of chemicals and equipment.


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

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

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

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

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

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 5835
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: A12
  • Requisition ID: 89436


To apply: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/animal-care-assistant-1-schedule-b-tuesday-saturday-12475

(Posted 5/5/21)


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

Job Summary
The Principal Animal Technician’ (PAT’) duties may cover any species of animal and provide the same basic husbandry duties that would relate to the needs of that species, in addition to all of the duties assignable to an Animal Technician. In addition to routine husbandry tasks (changing cages and racks, delivering food and water in accordance to established procedures, maintaining equipment and animal housing areas according to standard operating procedures and federal and state regulations), the PAT is responsible for providing oversight of limited technical and environmental control activities in distinct animal care areas. The PAT typically oversees the daily work activities of a group of three or more Full Time Employees (FTEs) animal care personnel and will evaluate employee performance with the area supervisor/manager (who conducts the review). The PAT recommends employment and termination decisions of staff. The PAT is responsible for training staff members and may provide facility trainings to laboratory staff. In addition, the PAT initiates and arranges orders and transfers of animals, supplies and equipment as needed for the specific animal care site.

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

Technical duties include providing oral or injectable doses, taking temperatures, heart rate, assessing behavior/attitude, animal identification by tattoo/ear notch/ear tag, weaning, euthanasia, blood collection, tissue collection for genotyping. Record keeping duties include maintaining per-diems records, animal health surveillance, feed logs, temperature/humidity charts, animal receipt and disposition logs, submitting daily electronic reports, entering data into a central breeding colony management database, maintaining a project history log, and keeping thorough records to track breeding/pedigree of mice bred if applicable to the assignment.

The Principal Animal Technician works with minimal supervision and may be rotated as a floater to various Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) locations to provide technical or back-up assistance on an as needed basis.

The job will involve the ability to move on hard surface for up to 7 hours/day; to push and pull heavy objects and to safely move and/or lift heavy loads (up to 50 pounds).

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Work location: Variable, must be willing to work all LARC locations.

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

Required Qualifications

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

Note: Physical/health screening required.

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

License/Certification
  • Valid California driver’s license

Organization
Campus

Job Code and Payroll Title
009523 ANML TCHN PRN

Employee Class
Career

Percentage
100%

Location
LARC

Shift
Days, Variable

Shift Length
8 Hours

Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. Holidays required



(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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Notifications
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)


Title: Lead Animal Care Technician at Ambys Medicines
Location: South San Francisco, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
We are seeking a Senior Animal Care Technician responsible for general maintenance of cleanliness and health of the animal colony. Under supervision of the Manager of Vivarium and Research Operations (VRO), you will be responsible for performing the routine and specialized duties related to the husbandry of the experimental animals and the sanitation and environmental monitoring of vivarium spaces within a GXP regulated facility.

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What you will do:

  • Perform cage changes, feed/water changes, animal weights, and routine daily health monitoring of rodent species.
  • Operate routine and specialized animal facility equipment including but not limited to biosafety cabinets, autoclaves, cabinet washers, RO water systems, VHP foggers, and IVC rack blowers.
  • Adhere to study protocols and facility SOPs including but not limited to facility sanitization, animal care, husbandry, clinical observations, water preparation, and room decontamination.
  • Document activities in accordance with department and regulatory requirements.
  • Additional tasks depending on abilities and company needs, such as clinical monitoring and treatment of animals as directed by the attending veterinarian.
  • Independently perform and/or assist with the care and use of experimental animals such as dose administration, surgical assisting, anesthesia administration, and will provide training to junior animal care and research staff.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma with at least 5 years of relevant experience or Associate/Bachelor degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and/or related work experience will be considered.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate written and verbal instructions in English.
  • Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking) Able to lift up to 50 lbs. Able to work standing up for long periods. Able to perform repetitive motions.
  • Previous experience in a vivarium and animal care handling is required.
  • Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification is preferred but not required.
  • Communication skills and the ability to work independently and in a team environment are essential.
  • Weekend and or holiday coverage is required


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


To apply: https://grnh.se/d23f03612us
For more information, email: Krystle Okialda

(Posted 4/27/21)


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 4/12/21)


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

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

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Requirements

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

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


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

(Posted 3/25/21)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications

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

Note: Physical/health screening required.

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

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

Organization
Campus

Job Code and Payroll Title
006231 RSCH CMPLNC ANL 4

Employee Class
Career

Percentage
100%

Location
Parnassus Heights (SF)

Shift
Days

Shift Length
8 Hours

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



(Posted 3/9/21)


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

Job ID: 201912-136696

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

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Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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


Who We Are

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

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


(Posted 11/18/20)


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

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

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


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
Education:

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 9/10/20)


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

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

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


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
Education:

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 9/10/20)


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

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

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

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

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


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


(Posted 8/24/20)

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