Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

In Vivo Sciences Manager

Princeton, NJ, United States
May 23, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we're creating innovative medicines for patients who are fighting serious diseases. We're also nurturing our own team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter our role, each of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

We are seeking a Manager to lead our fast-paced, dynamic In Vivo Sciences team. This individual would be responsible for management, leadership and development of a team of veterinary scientists and bio-technicians who will collaborate with investigators on in vivo research projects, perform research studies, provide daily health assessments, ensure compliance with regulations/guidelines and maintain the appropriate documentation. The candidate will have the opportunity to actively lead veterinary clinical and technical research support procedures.

Position Responsibilities

Manage staff to provide leadership and training in surgical and disease model development, scientific collaborations, study design and implementation.

Assist in designing and coordinating in vivo experiments, drafting and implementing protocols, executing studies, organizing data, analyzing results, and drafting reports/delivering presentations.

Collaborate with the veterinarians, surgeons and investigative staff on research projects and animal model development, primarily pre-clinical study conduct; operate laboratory, surgical and anesthesia equipment and software applications used for collecting clinical data; provide support and training on technical procedures for investigative staff; understand the active research activities; and provide surgical and anesthesia assistance as for VS clinical, in vivo and investigative staff.

Work closely with other Veterinary Sciences (VS) managers to manage and develop staff to accomplish VS objectives.

Actively participates in objective writing and performance reviews.

Support the Veterinary Sciences Program of Veterinary Care through clinical care management and critical/emergency care on-call duties

Some travel may be required

Weekend/holiday coverage may be required on a rotating schedule

Competencies - Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Must be able to provide surgical, anesthesia support and technical expertise in various large animal species and rodents for research studies, model development and clinical cases.

This individual must be proficient in conducting basic/routine clinical veterinary and technical research support procedures under minimal supervision.

Must have an excellent understanding of the biology, anatomy and physiology, and be proficient in handling various laboratory animal species

Must have a good understanding of research animal facility operations to include animal welfare practices, husbandry procedures, enrichment programs, and applicable regulations.

Must have an understanding of and commitment to the principles of Reduce, Replace, Refine (3R's)

Must have a good understanding of the operation and oversite of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and be able to interpret protocols, write protocols and submit amendments.

Must have a good understanding of basic computer operation

Must have good understanding of the requirements and proper use of personal protective equipment for entry into containment areas where potentially hazardous agents are being used and where exposure to zoonotic diseases is possible.

Leadership skill set

Ability to work in a matrixed environment

Adaptability/flexibility to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment

Highly self-motivated, driven to excel, ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities and projects

Able to work effectively in teams

Strong leadership, customer service and collaboration mindset with the ability to take and apply feedback for continued growth and programmatic excellence


Must have an excellent understanding of the biology and proper care of laboratory animal species typically attained with 10 years relevant experience in a laboratory animal facility

Must have surgical and anesthesia experience that is typically attained with 3+ years of relevant experience in a surgical, private practice or research environment

Must have at least 5 years of in vivo research experience


Bachelors of Science (BS) in a life sciences field of study is required

Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification from AALAS is required

Preferred Qualifications

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) is preferred

Academy of Surgical Research (ASR) certification(s) is preferred

Master's Degree is preferred