About the Department
Our US Research & Development (R&D) hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation, from early research through late-stage clinical development. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.
Global Discovery and Development Sciences (GDDS) Boston, part of the US R&D hub, is building a new siRNA Nonclinical Development department with cross-functional scientific expertise, including toxicology, safety pharmacology, PKPD, ADME, outsourcing management, and non-clinical project management. The department will manage the nonclinical development process from lead candidate selection to submission and registration of new siRNA-based therapies within our core business areas, including diabetes, obesity, CVD, NASH, CKD, and rare diseases. Our proprietary GalXC™ and GalXC-Plus™ siRNA technologies have the potential to selectively target and modulate proteins that cause or contribute to the disease and thereby address conditions that are difficult or impossible to treat with other modalities. The team will be located in Lexington in close proximity to our Discovery and Development teams to facilitate collaboration and knowledge transfer throughout the lifecycle of a project.
Responsible for providing a high level of animal care and husbandry, performing regularly scheduled facility maintenance tasks, and contributing technical assistance to research projects in the NNRC rodent facility
Reports to Manager, Animal Research. Internal relationships include working with Assistant Animal Technician, Attending Veterinarian, Lab Operations Specialist, Research Associates and Research Scientists locally and globally.
Facility maintenance:Maintains and updates animal colony databaseMay assist in basic training of junior staffObserves and records facility environmental conditionsOrders, receives, and maintains adequate stock of animal care and research suppliesPerforms and records daily animal health and welfare observationsPerforms and records daily food and water checksPerforms animal identificationPerforms basic and complex tissue/organ harvestsPerforms breeding, weaning and genotypingPerforms clinical treatments with guidance from VeterinarianPerforms post-procedural monitoringPerforms preventative maintenance on laboratory equipmentPerforms sample and data collectionPrepares clean cages and changes soiled cages as scheduled Receives and houses incoming animals Technical assistance:Washes and sanitizes caging and accessories as needed
- Administers injections
- Animal care and husbandry:
- Assists in development and refinement of SOPs
- Assists with basic colony management
- Assists with surgical procedures
- Cleans, sanitizes and sterilizes laboratory surfaces, equipment and supplies as scheduled
QualificationsAALAS certified as ALAT required or ability to obtain within first yearAbility to review comprehend and comply with all standard operation procedures (SOPs) and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animalsAn attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and a genuine care for animalsFamiliarity with AAALAC accreditation standards is preferredGood working knowledge of Microsoft Office SuiteHigh School Diploma or equivalentMinimum 3 years working with rodents in a laboratory animal facility (SPF-barrier is preferred)Must be able to work weekends and occasional holidaysProficiency in rodent husbandry, genetics, anatomy, and technical procedures/techniques
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