Associate In Vivo Scientist/In Vivo Scientist - Sacramento, CA | Biospace
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Associate In Vivo Scientist/In Vivo Scientist

The Jackson Laboratory

Sacramento, CA
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Job Description

Job Summary:
There is a regular, full-time Associate In Vivo Scientist/In Vivo Scientist position available at The Jackson Laboratory, Sacramento Facility. This is a Ph.D level position requiring expertise in Patient Derived Xenografts (PDX) oncology and/or immuno-oncology research. Additional experience in In Vivo pharmacology, flow cytometry and FACS experience is also highly desired.  Ideal candidate has proven track record of publications in these fields of expertise.  It is desirable but not required that candidates have 1-5 years of experience in a contract research organization, biotechnology or pharmaceutical company.  The individual will work hands on at the research bench with PDX murine models for oncology and/or immuno-oncology.  Managerial and project management experience is required. M.D. and M.S. candidates with equivalent experience will be considered.
Required Skills:
Works at the research bench on multiple PDX studies simultaneously. Provides regular updates regarding status of studies.
Leads a team of research technologists in supporting the department’s product lines.
Follows and supports all institutional policies, procedures and practices and ensure the staff is compliant.
Oversees technologist staff working on study and provides scientific and technical support as needed.
Supports and implements the development of new models for drug discovery in the areas of oncology and/or immunology.


Required Experience:
Individuals with a Ph.D. (and/or M.D.) in oncology and/or immunology and a minimum of  two (2) years of experience as a postdoctoral fellow or in a contract research laboratory, pharmaceutical industry, or equivalent experience will be considered for the Scientist level. Applicants with less experience may be considered for an In Vivo Associate Scientist position.  In Vivo Senior Scientists must have at least two (2) years of industry experience at the In Vivo Scientist level.
Individuals with a M.S. and a minimum of eight (8) years of basic research experience in oncology, immunology or pharmacology in a contract research laboratory, pharmaceutical industry, or equivalent experience will be considered.  
Experience with in vivo PDX study design and animal research (preferably rodents) and animal welfare and regulatory guidelines.
Documented ability to develop and lead technical teams.
Strong leadership skills including a demonstrated ability to build key relationships, influence and motivate others.
Demonstrated success in making important decisions, often under some pressure and tight time deadlines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.