Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

VS Training Associate

Redwood City, CA, United States
Jul 22, 2019
Administration, Training
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking a Veterinary Sciences training associate who will be responsible for site specific training with supervision and input from the VS Global Training Manager and Training Coordinator. This individual will be an integral part of the Veterinary Sciences group and support the advancement of in-vivo non-clinical research activities being approved by the Redwood City site IACUC.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Conducts training sessions (wetlab and classroom) covering species-specific biomethodology techniques with an emphasis around animal welfare and safety expectations.
  • Conducts competency or proficiency assessments of species-specific biomethodology techniques in alignment with the VS Global Training Manager.
  • Conducts new employee onboarding training
  • Maintains training records as training and competency assessments are completed.
  • Provides feedback to trainees and their managers
  • Reviews and edits VS eLearning modules for BMS Learning Management System.
  • Work with the VS Global Training Manager and VS Training Coordinator to identify and prioritize training needs.
  • When needed, provide in vivo scientific and technical support to investigative staff

Competencies - Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrates competency and proficiency in various species-specific biomethodology techniques.
  • Demonstrates a high level ability to understand and follow SOPs and have been routinely involved with implementation of procedural changes. Demonstrates ability to consistently perform complex tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates consistent, high performance in following directions, communicating effectively, and creating/sustaining a team environment.
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities including relevant experience in training, coaching, and/or mentoring others.
  • Demonstrates the physical stamina and dexterity needed to handle laboratory animals, including species that may be difficult to work with, and the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Proficiency in computer applications and mobile devices currently used in VS and demonstrated ability to teach others their use.
  • Demonstrates consistent, sustained high level performance in meeting objectives and consistent, sustained high level performance in BMS behaviors.



  • Individual must have an Associates Degree (A.A./A.S.) with 1-3 years relevant experience; Bachelors Degree (B.A./B.S.) and AALAS certification at the LAT level strongly preferred; or other applicable certification/licensure.
  • Demonstrate competency in required departmental technical skills; previous training experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of appropriate safety precautions when working with hazardous agents.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels of the organization; presentation experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to handle common laboratory species. Preferred experience include but not limited to:
    • Rodents: Handling, Restraint, Euthanasia, Anesthesia, Dosing/Bleeds, Identification Methods, Surgery
    • USDA Covered Species: Species-specific Handling/Restraint; Dosing/Bleeds techniques