Manager - Vivarium, In Vivo Pharmacology

Kite Pharma
Emeryville, CA, United States
Nov 01, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Does this sound exciting to you? Apply today!

We are seeking an experienced Manager or Senior Manager to lead our growing vivarium operation which conducts preclinical in vivo pharmacology studies in support of Kite's cell therapy research.

The Vivarium Manager is responsible for all aspects of our vivarium, including facility operations, staff supervision and training.

We are on a rapid growth trajectory and have a highly energized and accomplished team! We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including matching 401k and relocation.

Responsibilities and duties include, but not limited to:

  • Manage all core vivarium operational activities, including animal husbandry.
  • Supervise training and documentation for vivarium staff and serve as technical resource for in vivo procedures.
  • Responsible for procurement of vivarium-related items including purchase and receipt of rodents, cages, feed and other items necessary for day-to-day operations.
  • Develop and maintain vivarium SOPs, policies and guidelines in compliance with animal care and use protocol, IACUC, and AAALAC guidance.
  • Participate as member of the IACUC; ensure vivarium readiness for IACUC and AAALAC inspections.
  • Ensure vivarium environmental conditions and animal usage are monitored, recorded and in compliance with protocols and guidance.
  • Coordinate with in vivo pharmacology team to help plan and schedule studies, ensuring that resources and staff are in place.

Basic Qualifications:
  • MA/MS Degree with 8 years of experience in the animal husbandry field
  • BA/BS Degree with 10 years of experience in the animal husbandry field
  • Associates Degree/High School with 12+/14+ years of experience in the animal husbandry field

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Extensive experience working with normal and immune-deficient mice, developing and utilizing mouse models in oncology drug discovery and associated in vivo procedures.
  • Prior experience in a supervisory role, as well as vivarium management experience.
  • Prior participation on an IACUC committee and familiarity working with AAALAC guidelines is highly valuable.


Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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