Head of Gnotobiotic Vivarium

94080, South San Francisco
Market Rate
Mar 21, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Seeking a Gnotobiotic Vivarium Head!

If you have previous vivarium management experience and are seeking a new opportunity to run a Gnotobiotic Vivarium, this is the opportunity for you! 

We are looking for someone who has any experience with working in a gnotobiotic environment. 

Job Description: 

Reporting to the VP of Research, the gnotobiotic vivarium head, is responsible for creating and maintaining all aspects of a world-class breach-free vivarium facility.  Key tasks include the following:

  • Build a new gnotobiotic facility – including ordering, designing SOPs, testing and QCing sterility, maintaining the highest level of sterility requirements
  • Build team – starting with one gnotobiotic technician, with potential to grow the team more after 18 months
  • Maintain a gnotobiotic mouse facility.  Responsibilities include mouse husbandry; breeding; maintaining cages; record keeping; cleaning of equipment and facility; ordering supplies; building, modifying, and sterilizing gnotobiotic isolators and other supplies
  • Collaborate with researchers to maintain controlled experiments to ensure high quality biologically results
  • Assist scientific team in planning and performing experiments with the gnotobiotic mice. This includes but not limited to oral inoculation and sample collection and preparation
  • Maintaining a breach-free gnotobiotic vivarium and a colony to support all experimental needs for the company
  • Critical thinking skills and clear communication are a necessity to provide strategic experimental guidance and contribute to data interpretation with the team
  • A strong ability to flex with the changing needs of a nimble fast paced research organization
  • Work independently and as a member of a team to rapidly assess vivarium issues, questions, or breaches and take appropriate action with minimal guidance