TICRO BioServices is the contract research arm of the Trudeau Institute, performing various studies for pharmaceutical, biotech and academic partners. Studies involve numerous BSL2 and BSL3 pathogens that are relevant to human health and disease. Using in vivo animal models, we provide to our partners the ability to assess the efficacy and/or mechanism of action of their vaccines and therapeutic compounds in preclinical development. The candidate will work directly under the CSO of TICRO BioServices and be responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and completing in vivo studies as well as in vitro assays. This individual will be responsible for overseeing a growing staff of technician and the day-to-day operations of the contract research organization. This includes ensuring that studies are being completed in a timely manner, data analysis, figure generation, involvement in generation of study reports as well as supporting laboratory staff during experiments. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of immunology and infectious disease along with a strong record of using animal models in studies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Project Management - The candidate will need to perform these duties on a daily basis:
- Design and implement studies in a timely manner
- Drive the project through a clear process of standard operating procedures to completion
- Analyze results and interpret study results, including statistical analysis of the raw data and provide results to the CSO for review
- Able to identify errors and mistakes and implement corrective actions to mitigate future incidents
- Generate, review and implement standard operating procedures to perform assays and techniques.
- Team Management –
- This individual must be able to work in a team environment and be able to oversee a growing pool of research technicians.
- Needs to be organized and able to schedule technicians to cover multiple projects running concurrently
- Will need to communicate with the CSO on a regular basis
- Occasionally will need to interact with clients in a professional manner.
- Willingness to develop new disease or animal models to address clients’ needs
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Have experience performing the following in vitro assays: ELISAs, Luminex, ELISpot, Flow Cytometry and ICCS; molecular biology techniques including DNA and RNA extraction, quantification techniques, real time PCR and Western blotting.
- Have experience in animal manipulation techniques to perform in vivo studies. Mouse experience is a must but knowledge in additional species is encouraged.
- Computer skills including the use of Adobe products, Prism/Graphpad, Flow Jo, and Microsoft products are required.
- Outstanding and clear communication skills both written and oral.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/ CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
- Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in industry in an equivalent position or a Master’s degree is required.
- Must have an understanding of infectious diseases, immunology and a working understanding of small animal models including but not limited to mice and ferrets.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS /WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.