Full Job Description
Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.
Our company's Research Laboratories South San Francisco is focused on driving discovery research. Our new multi-disciplinary discovery research site offers state-of- the-art resources to explore the most promising science combined with our company’s world-class Research and Development expertise in small molecules and biologics. Located within the heart of the Bay area’s biomedical community, research conducted in our new laboratories spans exploratory biology through early clinical development and is an integral part of our company's powerful world-class network of drug and vaccine discovery. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create a fast-paced, nimble and flexible environment of mutual respect, creativity, invention and teamwork. With access to our company's proven global Research and Development organization, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
The Manager Clinical Services position works to provide world class animal care to impact drug development and discovery and improve human health.
With minimal direction and in compliance with departmental Standard Operating Procedures, our Research and Development Division's study requirements, as well as applicable regulations and guidelines to include United States Department of Agriculture regulations and National Institutes of Health Guide oversees the details of animal care and related activities of Laboratory Animal Resources, to include direct supervision, training, and leadership of up to 15 animal care workers. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to: making work assignments, ensuring completion and quality, and administers personnel policies and contract employee agreements. Ensures that quality support of research laboratory animal programs is a team effort between LAR (Laboratory Animal Resources), research staff and other support organizations. Collaborates across projects; communicates work-related information to project teams: some contacts outside the department / Company; may represent functional group on department teams or committees. Independently carries out technical duties related to laboratory practices, supplies organization, and laboratory records management
Engages in interdepartmental collaborations with other members of our Research and Development Division's community. Compiles managerial reports as required (ex., animal census).
Communicates effectively, both verbal and written, with departmental and research staff.
Assume a lead role in training of departmental and research staff in specific activities.
Provides direction for up to 15 animal care personnel in providing laboratory animal care and husbandry.
Oversees the ordering of animals to meet research needs. Support activities include coordinating animal purchases with area veterinarians to ensure adequate housing; equipment and manpower support are available.
In collaboration with other LAR personnel develops and implements equipment and process validation programs. This includes, but is not limited to, the validation of sanitation procedures, water testing, airborne particulate analysis, and temperature and light level testing and validation.
Maintains animal source and transaction records in compliance with our company's state and federal requirements. Develops, implements, and monitors the use of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for daily activities. Manages husbandry equipment including rack washers, bottle washers, Tunnels washers, automated bedding systems and bulk sterilizers, and trains employees in their operation.
Has experience in animal handling and restraint, various dosing and blood sampling techniques.
Is included in rotational weekend and holiday duty.
Education Minimum Requirement:
Required: BS in Biology or related in vivo field
Preferred: MS in Biology or related in vivo field
Required Experience and Skills:
Minimum of (2) years' experience in a Research in vivo field
Preferred Experience and Skills:
5 years' experience in a Research Laboratory in vivo management
ALAT, AAALAS certification
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.
We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.
What we look for …
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.
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