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In Vivo Scientist

Jackson Laboratory

Sacramento, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Immunology, In Vivo, Oncology, Pharmacology,

Job Description

There is a regular, full-time In Vivo Scientist position available at The Jackson Laboratory, Sacramento Facility. This is a Ph.D level position requiring expertise in in vivo pharmacology, oncology and/or immunology.  Ideal candidate has 1-5 years of experience in a contract research organization, biotechnology or pharmaceutical company, however, other relevant experience will be considered.  The individual will work hands on at the research bench with murine models for oncology and/or immunology.  Managerial experience is desirable. M.D. and M.S. candidates with equivalent experience will be considered.
Required Skills:
Works at the research bench on multiple studies simultaneously. Provides project managers and study directors with regular updates regarding status of studies.
Leads a team of research technicians in supporting the department’s product lines.
Follows and supports all institutional policies, procedures and practices including compliance with IACUC and animal welfare standards. Ensures that technicians understand and are compliant with all policies, procedures and practices established by the organization.
Oversees technician 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, immunology or animal pharmacology and a minimum of 4 years of experience 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 2 years of experience at the In Vivo Scientist level.
Individuals with a M.S. and a minimum of 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 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, which carry large financial consequences.

All interested individuals should submit as one document a cover letter and resume by cutting and pasting or uploading the document to, job posting#4485 for consideration.

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