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Title: Terrestrial Animal Care Services (TeACS) Director at University of Oregon
Location: Eugene, OR

The University of Oregon Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) announces a job opening for the Director of the Terrestrial Animal Care Services (TeACS).

Position Summary
The TeACS Director is the primary fiscal manager and administrative leader of TeACS and reports to the Assistant Vice President for Research Facilities (AVPRF). The TeACS Director is responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations for TeACS to support UO researchers primarily using terrestrial vertebrate animals for their research. The director is expected to balance financial and scientific needs and goals through close collaboration with the TeACS Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) and OVPRI leadership. This position is responsible for TeACS budgeting, expenditure tracking, and safeguarding UO assets associated with TeACS by running the facility in a financially compliant manner. This position directly supervises animal care personnel assigned to care for the animals; supervises administrative functions related to animal care; maintains security of animal facilities; coordinates and provides training for research and technical staff; assists in monitoring regulatory compliance and protocol oversight; assists the attending veterinarian to observe, examine and care for sick or injured animals; oversees physical plant and equipment maintenance; provides animal-related technical assistance; and performs husbandry activities such as feeding, watering and changing cages.

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Department: Terrestrial Animal Care Services (TeACS)
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience ($73,000 - $117,000)
Compensation Band: OS-OA09-Fiscal Year 2019-2020
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins:
January 31, 2020; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please provide your resume and cover letter with your completed application.

Department Summary:
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. OVPRI oversees sponsored research, research compliance, technology transfer, and research development. Additionally, OVPRI holds administrative responsibility for numerous high-profile research centers and institutes and core research facilities. These units provide opportunities for faculty across the university to collaborate on research efforts that are inherently interdisciplinary, and of significant societal importance. OVPRI is committed to fostering equity and inclusion in a welcoming and respectful environment that recognizes the value of all members of our community.

Terrestrial Animal Care Services (TeACS) is a research core facility under OVPRI that manages and administers a centralized program of laboratory animal care which is in compliance with the federal Animal Welfare Act, the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training. The primary functions of TeACS are daily animal care, veterinary care, provision of research services, surgical assistance and patient monitoring, purchase of live vertebrates, disbursement of controlled substances, and training of research and technical personnel who use live animals for research or teaching.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) with the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), or equivalent.
  • Five years of experience managing and/or directing a laboratory animal research program in an academic environment.

Professional Competencies
  • Knowledge of humane care, management and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by federal and state regulations and AAALAC International.
  • Demonstrated strategic budget and accounting skills to produce a budget plan and rates, forecast revenue and expense trends, conduct periodic cost analyses of operations, and share per diem costs with clients.
  • Demonstrated management skills to hire, train, develop, mentor and effectively manage employees and ensure smooth day-to-day operations.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and a commitment to transparency and active engagement, as well as diplomacy, discretion and professionalism.
  • Commitment to advancing the university’s research goals in creating a facilitative environment for research while navigating an increasingly complex research compliance environment that requires specialized skills and abilities in satisfying federal, state and university regulations.
  • Ability to work effectively with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds, including students of color, international students, non-traditional students and returning learners, and to foster sensitivity to and competency regarding diverse issues in a university community.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Animal Science or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ten years of experience working in an AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal facility.
  • Thorough knowledge of animal welfare laws and regulations, vivarium methodology, experience designing or renovating laboratory animal facilities, biomedical techniques for teaching and research for a variety of laboratory animal species.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the diverse needs of investigators involved with the field research use of animals.
  • Previous experience as a researcher on funded research studies relevant to TeACS activities.

LOCATION

TeACS is located on The University of Oregon Campus, in Eugene, Oregon. The University of Oregon is a world-class teaching and research university and has an enrollment of over 22,000 students. The University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and of the Pac-12 athletic conference. Eugene is 110 miles south of Portland, nestled between the Coast Range to the west and the Cascade Range to the east. The Eugene/Springfield metro area (pop. 375,000 and growing) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. Eugene is the hub of Oregon's second largest metropolitan area and touted as the "World's Greatest City of the Arts and Outdoors" for its abundance of arts and culture, passion for sports and recreation, and scenic attractions. "Track Town USA" and one of “America's Most Livable Communities" are among its most noted titles. The Willamette River runs through the heart of the city and joins the McKenzie River north of town. Mild winters, long growing seasons and few drastic weather changes are characteristic.

Eugene is just an hour away from the Oregon Coast, a breathtakingly beautiful part of the world. Oregon's shores harbor the world's largest sea lion cave, the majestic century-old Heceta Head Lighthouse, miles of golden sand dunes and historic Old Town Florence. Go whale watching, tee off on award-winning golf courses, ride horseback along the surf, or hike on ocean-view trails.

The foothills of the Cascade Mountains are also an hour from Eugene. Here you can go river rafting, fly fishing, hiking through old-growth forests, mountain biking, picnicking at waterfalls, or soak in pools of natural hot springs. Oregon's third largest ski area is Willamette Pass, located approximately one hour southeast of Eugene.

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(Posted 1/9/20)


Title: Animal Resources Analyst/Specialist (Temp/Contract Project Coordinator I) at Genentech, Inc.
Location: South San Francisco, CA

We are seeking a contract project coordinator to join our team as part of Genentech’s Animal Resources Department. This role will mostly support the activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Animal Resources Department, both critical components in maintaining a successful Program.

Under the supervision of the current administrative staff, candidates are expected to assist in maintaining documentation and coordinating activities to ensure that the institution is in compliance with international, federal, and state/local regulations governing the use of animals in research, teaching and testing. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and work collaboratively with a diverse audience to meet goals in a compassionate and sensitive manner. Sensitivity to confidentiality is mandatory in this position. It is mandatory for candidates to demonstrate a high degree of integrity and ethics, be committed to quality, and champion continued improvements and innovation in the field of lab animal science. Candidates are also expected to provide general administrative services to the department, while working in a small, busy office and provide excellent customer service to meet performance expectations.

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Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordination of training activities
  • Maintaining and filing documents, and assisting in the management of documents
  • Assisting with documentation of IACUC activities and communication associated with routine inspections and audits
  • Troubleshooting database and/or animal facility access issues and communicating issues to the appropriate program access managers
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Who You Are

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related science field
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education/experience in laboratory animal research and/or laboratory animal care
  • Must have proven ability to use sound judgment and analytical skills, including the experience to determine when to refer situations/issues to management.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn work-related software programs quickly and independently
  • Successful experience using multiple technical applications including database management, spreadsheets, presentation software, word processing, electronic calendar, email, etc.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of federal/state laws and accreditation requirements governing the use of animals in research
  • Demonstrated understanding of sensitivity to confidentiality.
  • Proven excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proven communication, professionalism, strong interpersonal skills, and collaboration skills

Hours: Full time, 40 hours/week in office

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: scott.ryan@gene.com

(Posted 1/3/20)


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

Job ID: 201912-136696

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

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Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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


Who We Are

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

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


(Posted 12/18/19)

    

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

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

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

   

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

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

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

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

    

Title: Study Technician 1 at Charles River Laboratories (CRL)
Location: South San Francisco, CA

JOB SUMMARY
Provides administrative, logistical and technical support for Scientific staff conducting studies or supporting functions for operations of the laboratory. Coordinates all laboratory support, pre-study activities, method development, method validation, study activities, data and/or reporting activities. Responsible for data review for completeness, quality or QC against the applicable protocol or procedure. May be responsible for drafting client correspondence, study correspondence, reporting or direct client interaction. Interacts with other departments, scientific staff, and sponsors either locally or across sites.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop an understanding of and regularly utilize available information resources and systems (e.g., SOPs, policies, computer applications).
  • Assemble, set up, and operate any necessary experimental equipment.
  • Conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols/plans and with regulatory and laboratory requirements.
  • Document experimental data in technical notebooks or approved electronic files including activities undertaken, existing conditions, observed results and variation from expected data patterns.
  • Record and prepare data for inclusion in project reports.
  • With guidance from scientific management, maintain a technical knowledge and understanding in his/her assigned area of responsibility.
  • Able to perform the following techniques:
    • Oral gavage in rodents
    • IV, SQ, IP, IM injection techniques in rodents
    • Blood collection:
      • Tail vein in rodents
      • Orbital sinus in rodents
      • Cardiac in rodents
    • Necropsy and tissue collection
    • Rodent euthanasia via exsanguination preceded by administration of CO2 or anesthesia; cervical dislocation preceded by administration of CO2 or anesthesia; or, administration of CO2.
  • Provide general husbandry as needed and perform cage change procedures following customer Guidance Documents.
  • Perform daily health observations with demonstrated ability to recognize and report abnormalities and common signs of illness.
  • Handle and restrain rodents.
  • Interact with other personnel within the department, key support groups and the division, to develop a network of resources to facilitate completion of assignments.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

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

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

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

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


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

Stanford University is seeking a highly motivated Gnotobiotic Animal Care Assistant (Animal Care Assistant II) for a role in our ambitious new effort to build the microbiome from scratch. Our goal is to take advantage of the tremendous promise of the microbiome to treat human disease. Candidates should have good hands and strong organizational skills. Ideal candidates are self-starters, comfortable with autonomy, and embrace opportunities to tackle new problems and challenges as part of a dynamic team in a start-up-like environment within the University.

This position will be involved in maintaining a gnotobiotic mouse facility, working independently to support various research projects. The ideal candidate will be able to attain a high degree of independence in helping maintain the mouse colony and gnotobiotic facility. Candidate will need to demonstrate aptitudes in foresight, planning, and an ability to organize and schedule the many tasks associated with running a gnotobiotic mouse facility. Some ability to build and assemble equipment is desired. Understanding the principals of sterilization is a key facet of the position. If you have these skills and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with others, then this may be the position for you!

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JOB PURPOSE:

Perform basic functions and activities involved in maintenance of gnotobiotic mouse facility and defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments.

Your responsibilities include*:

  • Basic mouse care and husbandry, including feeding and watering as well as cage maintenance, according to standard operating procedures or research protocols
  • Observe and record signs of unusual appearance, behavior, illness, or death in mice; complete and maintain forms as required
  • Clean and maintain job-related equipment and animal rooms
  • Building, modification, and sterilizing of gnotobiotic isolators and other supplies
  • Keep accurate and complete records on animal inventories and activities as required by various regulatory agencies
  • Adhere to safety rules
* - Other duties may also be assigned
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(Posted 12/3/19, expires 2/1/2020)

    

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

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

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide general & specialized husbandry following established Guidance Documents.
  • Recognize and report complex signs of clinical illness and provide treatment as instructed at the by veterinary staff.
  • Perform post-surgical observations and associated record keeping.
  • Perform basic technical skills such as fasting, body weights and food/water measurements.
  • Perform animal identification (ear notching, tattooing, microchip).
  • Set up breeding pairs, performing plug checks, conducting weaning and collecting samples for genotyping; maintain colony records.
  • Perform genotyping and database collection.
  • May provide study support on minimally invasive techniques including, but not limited to, treadmill acclamation, nair/shaving, tumor measurements, etc.
  • May provide instruction to others on husbandry and technical procedures.
  • Monitor and analyze trends in room log data.
  • Assist with receipt and shipments (exportation).
  • Perform sentinel and index sample collection procedures.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of operations and equipment.
  • Assist in scheduling various preventative and corrective maintenance tasks.
  • Assist in technical procedures (aseptic surgery, dosing, tissue collection, necropsy) as instructed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related discipline and 1 year related experience or CVT/LVT/RVT certification and one 1 years related research husbandry and technical experience OR High School Diploma/GED and two (2) years related research husbandry and technical experience required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the ALAT level/CALAS initial level required. LAT preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Basic science knowledge demonstrated by previous scientific coursework, and/or prior work experience in a scientific setting. Basic understanding of the drug development process.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong teamwork orientation; oral and written communication skills; attention to detail, organization, achieves work goals with minimum daily oversight, and superior customer service focus. Must demonstrate accountability and ethics in performance of daily responsibilities.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with clients, customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand basic English.
  • Computer literacy in word processing and database record keeping helpful.

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

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

(Posted 10/14/19)

    

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

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

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education/Experience: Bachelors of Science degree in a Life Sciences discipline and two (2) years related experience or CVT/LVT/RVT certification and two (2) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above OR High School diploma/GED and four (4) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS Certification at the LAT level preferred.
  • Other: Basic computer skills required.
Benefits Offered: Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental and Group Vision Insurance, 401k with Company match, casual work environment and excellent career growth.

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

(Updated 12/10/19)

    

Title: Facility Manager 1 at Charles River Laboratories (CRL)
Location: Carlsbad, CA

JOB SUMMARY
Supervise personnel and operations to maintain performance levels consistent with and according to company standards for the contract.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides daily direction and supervision to animal care technicians (levels I, and II) to maintain quality performance of departmental and client objectives, including meeting/exceeding departmental standards for cagewash facilities operation, facilities condition, sanitation levels and facility security. Coordinates personnel scheduling with business activities.
  • Builds competence among employees through conducting appropriate training activities and through appropriate supervision related activities (e.g. recruitment, separation, performance appraisal, disciplinary actions, etc.). Participates in employee programs and activities.
  • Monitor staff to ensure compliance and adherence to policies and procedures. Conducts routine inspection of facilities, equipment and materials to determine the degree to which established levels of materials availability, animal facility support, sanitation levels, environmental parameters and security are being met/exceeded.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of site-specific standard operating procedures (SOP's), in compliance with all state, federal and industry requirements. Oversees adherence to site SOP's and all required documentation related to department. Coordinates operations with the assistance of staff support departments and personnel.
  • Supervises record maintenance at the facility and room level. Generates and submits internal and external reports in the required formats and timeframe. Reports to management on operations-related issues.
  • Monitors and coordinates preventive maintenance and certification on racks and equipment used in the animal facility; repair of same as necessary and general organization and up-keep of physical environment in areas of responsibility.
  • Participates as required in the development of projections for equipment, supplies and personnel needed to effectively operate the facilities in a manner consistent with all local, state and federal requirements.
  • Actively interacts with customers as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance.
  • Oversees consistent practice of general company and safety policies and procedures and SDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances. Supervises in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Supports and affirms the company policy of Equal Opportunity through Affirmative Action.
  • Reports all incidents involving Animal Welfare to their supervisor and/or Animal Welfare Specialist.
  • Maintains required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. AA degree in related field and/or AALAS certification as identified below.
  • Experience: Minimum five (5) years’ experience in a laboratory animal facility and minimum one year of supervisory experience in a comparable environment required.
  • Certification/Licensure: Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certification if not degree, otherwise must be obtained within one year of eligibility.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Benefits Offered: Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental and Group Vision Insurance, 401k with Company match, casual work environment and excellent career growth.

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

(Posted 10/14/19)

    

Title: Associate Operations Manager at Charles River Laboratories (CRL)
Location: San Diego, CA

JOB SUMMARY
Provide Operations Management support to IS Clients in San Diego and its surrounding areas, including supervisory, technical, administrative, caretaking or cagewash duties as assigned. Responsibilities range from technical duties for multiple species including breeding colony management, dosing and husbandry. Maintain, monitor and document the health, production, post-operative care and physical environment within the customer's varied animal care environments, and in some cases euthanasia on multiple species. Species may include rodents and other small animals. May be required to perform general husbandry and cagewash duties to ensure proper compliance of animal research facilities. Maintain performance levels consistent with and according to company standards.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as corporate liaison to designated contract business clients to assess contract performance, including meeting/exceeding standards with respect to animal health and welfare, facilities condition, sanitation levels and facility security. Report findings to IS management with recommendations for improvements.
  • Serve as temporary backfill for Project Managers during leaves of absence, vacations, key personnel vacancies or new contract startups.
  • Work with Operations Management and HR staff to investigate personnel problems and assist in developing performance improvement plans, provide counseling and disciplinary actions to employees in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Generate and submit internal and external reports in the required formats and timeframes. Report to supervisor on operations-related issues. Prepare and submit required written records, charts, logs and inventories as requested by supervisor and/or client.
  • Process expense report and other administrative duties requested for each site.
  • Be able to act as a back up to monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations and animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, including but not limited to: providing appropriate food and water; performing cage changing and/or cage cleaning; performing daily water bottle/automatic water line and cage checks; recording animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific areas. Care for and maintain laboratory animals in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”, as well as site policies and guidelines and other pertinent regulations and policies.
  • Provide guidance to employees in the performance of technical support and husbandry responsibilities including but not limited to: animal handling and restraint, animal identification (ear tagging, ear punch, tattooing), breeding colony management of rodents (sexing and weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, plug checks), blood and tissue collection and processing, injections (IP, IM, SQ, IV), medical treatments as directed, clinical observations, and assist with research procedures as directed.
  • Assist with Operations Managerial activities and functions including but not limited to: training (training skills assessment and evaluation, training material development, onsite training) QA, onsite supervisory oversight of facility operations and personnel, and deliverable report preparation.
  • Assist managers and trainers to orient new animal care personnel with facility and company policies, work rules and guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate records and database management: of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by site and regulations.
  • Provide environmental enrichment feed and other enrichment stimuli and /or provide behavioral assessments.
  • Receive, inspect and put away incoming animals and complete related receiving duties. Assist with receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedure. Comply with safety policies and procedures and MSDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances.
  • Maintain required attendance levels and adherence to work schedules in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education: HS/GED required; Associates Degree or Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Animal Science, Biology or Life Sciences or related field preferred.
  • Experience: Three to five years of experience in multiple species animal care and handling, with demonstrated experience in providing technical skills support. Supervisory experience preferred, successful performance in a non-supervisory leadership role required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) required.
  • Other:
    • Computer literacy in Microsoft Outlook, word processing and database record keeping required.
    • Ability to develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with all levels of management, clients and staff. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple responsibilities and function independently, as well as within a team environment, with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, and industry regulations.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond in a timely manner to the needs of the assigned contract, to ensure that excellent customer service is provided.
    • Must exhibit basic knowledge and understanding of animal husbandry procedures for multiple species, including rodents, rabbits, carnivore and ungulates, non-human primates and aquatics.
    • Ability to identify sick animals and provide medical treatments as prescribed.
    • Ability to take on new tasks and perform daily routines with minimal supervision.
    • Basic knowledge of technical animal injection skills (IP, IM and IV injections, standard blood collection and tail vein injections) on multiple species.
    • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to laboratory animal caging of various species including mice, rats, and other rodents and possibly rabbits, and is regularly exposed to potential allergens, including animal dander.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, biohazard materials/agents, infectious disease and risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

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

(Posted 10/14/19)



Title: Surgical Specialist at Covance
Location: San Carlos, CA

Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

We have a great opportunity for a Surgical Specialist to join our team in San Carlos, CA. This role provides surgical support to client studies in an effort to ensure successful study outcomes and client satisfaction. This role requires a strong command of anesthetic management, pre-op and post care, and familiarity with imaging equipment such as fluoroscopy, x-ray, intravascular and transesophageal ultrasound. Due to the interaction between sponsor and Covance departments, strong communication skills are key to this position. The Surgical Specialist should be able to support the OR Supervisor as needed and perform all OR Technician duties.

Covance's work in developing new therapeutics has an incredible impact on the lives of millions worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work!

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What we’re looking for in you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health related field preferred (preferably Animal Science) or equivalent experience.
  • Course work in biology, physiology or veterinary technology preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledgeable in anatomy and interventional techniques within the cardio, peripheral and neuro vascular areas.
  • Experience with assisting in general surgery, cardiovascular and orthopedic procedures preferred.
  • Must have strong command of anesthetic management, pre-op and post case and familiarity with imaging equipment including fluoroscopy, x-ray, intravascular, and transesophageal ultrasound.
  • Experience using fluoroscopy and ultrasound equipment (IVUS, ICE, TEE, TTE, Vascular).
  • Knowledge of interventional radiology techniques a plus. ASR Certification strongly desired at the SRA for Surgical Specialist preferred or equivalent.
Why People choose to work at Covance

At Covance, it’s our people that make us great – it’s what our clients, our partners and, most importantly, what our employees say. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with extraordinary people with diverse viewpoints. You’ll discover your own outstanding potential as we build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond. We help our clients develop medicines that improve health and improve lives of their family and friends.

If interested, apply on line to www.careers.covance.com req# 2018-26005.

Covance is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

(Posted 8/19/19)



Title: Veterinary Study Technician (Research Assistant) at Covance
Location: San Carlos, CA

Interested in Veterinary Science? Animal Surgical Procedures? New Drug and Medical Device Development?

We have a great opportunity for a Veterinary Study Technician (Research Assistant) in our Safety Assessment team at our San Carlos, CA medical device testing lab. Covance’s work in developing new pharmaceutical and medical device solutions has an incredible impact on millions of lives worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work. Help improve patients' lives while growing your career.

$1,000 Sign-on Bonus

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In this role, you will learn to coordinate activities involved in toxicology studies, perform technical procedures in various areas, collect data and document pertinent information in compliance with appropriate SOP’s, GLP’s and regulatory agency guidelines. You will also monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and help maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administers animal care and medical treatments such as, but not limited to:
    • Prepares medical records
    • Animal restraint/handling
    • Suture removal
    • Bandage removal and or replacement
    • Surgery treatments
  • Venous catheterizations placement on a variety of species including, but not limited to non-human primate, mouse, rat, canine, rabbit, etc.
  • Give urgent treatments as directed by veterinarian staff (IV/ SQ fluids, oxygen therapy (mask or intubation), analgesics.).
  • Collects basic samples using appropriate techniques and submitting the samples. May include blood, feces, urine, etc.
  • Learns to take and process radiographs; knows and understands radiation safety.
  • Assist veterinarians by preparing wound, gathering supplies, monitoring during and after procedure.
  • Learns and performs basic suture techniques.
  • Animal prep for surgery, including intubation, surgical scrub (aseptic technique), monitoring animals under anesthesia and recovery.
  • Performs minor surgical procedures.
  • Perform dental procedures- blunting, routine cleaning, and extractions.
  • Demonstrates effective QC and documentation skills.
If interested apply on-line to www.careers.covance.com req #2019-33714

Covance is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

(Posted 8/19/19)



Title: Animal Care Specialist (Animal Technician) at Covance
Location: San Carlos, CA

Interested in Animal Care and Animal Husbandry?

We have a great opportunity for an Animal Care Specialist (Animal Technician) in our Safety Assessment team at our San Carlos, CA medical device testing lab. Covance’s work in developing new pharmaceutical and medical device solutions has an incredible impact on millions of lives worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work. Help improve patients' lives while growing your career.

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus for Qualified Candidates

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In this role, you will provide general animal facility maintenance and cleanliness and to dispense animal diets in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory agency guidelines. You will also monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and help maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance.

The scope of this position is within one facility to support Animal Operations across multiple studies daily.

  • Clean feeders, water bottles, animal caging, and other items. Clean and sanitize animal rooms or pens, hallways, stairways, and non-animal rooms.
  • Collects, records, and learns to review applicable hand recorded and computer generated data.
  • Operates and performs quality control checks on appropriate equipment.
  • Changes animal racks.
  • Provides clean waste removal system and changes air filters.
  • Set up housing and provide feed and water.
  • Dispense feed for use in animal studies.
  • Maintain equipment and log books.
  • Learns to observe animals for general health and general animal room standards.
  • Recognizes deviations from normal or expected outcomes based on known reference standards and makes recommendations to supervisor.
  • May train and instruct less experienced staff.
  • Maintains well documented laboratory records according to GLPs.
  • Recognizes and documents unusual occurrences and notifies supervisor.
  • Reports all animal care concerns and becomes involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action when necessary.
There are no external client-related job duties in this role.

If interested please apply on-line to www.careers.covance.com req # 2019-33316.

Covance is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

(Posted 8/19/19)

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