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The University of Oregon is hiring a Facility Manager for our Terrestrial Animal Care Services in Eugene, Oregon.  

Priority review is 9/14 – we would love to have you join our team!


Department Summary

Terrestrial Animal Care Services (TeACS) is responsible for managing and administering a centralized program of laboratory animal care. The functions of TeACS include daily animal care, veterinary care, research and surgical support, and training of research and technical personnel who use live animals for research or teaching. TeACS is an academic service unit (for research and teaching) which reports to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI), who promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon.

Position Summary

The Facility Manager is responsible for managing the TeACS laboratory animal care program in conjunction with the TeACS Director. This position will manage day-to day operations of the animal facilities, including directly supervising technical personnel and administrative functions related to animal care.

Additional responsibilities include: maintains security of animal facilities; coordinates and provides training for research and technical staff; assists in monitoring regulatory compliance and protocol oversight; assists the attending veterinarian to observe, examine and care for sick or injured animals; oversees physical plant and equipment maintenance; provides animal-related technical assistance; and performs husbandry activities such as feeding, watering and changing cages.

(Posted 9/2/22)

Title: IACUC Compliance Coordinator at Apex Systems

Location: South San Francisco, CA

We are seeking an experienced IACUC coordinator to join our team as part of the Animal Resources Department. This role will directly support the activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Animal Resources Department, both critical components in maintaining a successful Program. This is a contract role administered through Apex Systems. This position will report into the Sr. Manager, IACUC Administration and Compliance. 

Candidates are expected to assist in maintaining documentation and coordinating activities to ensure that the institution is in compliance with international, federal, and state/local regulations governing the use of animals in research, teaching and testing. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and work collaboratively with a diverse audience to meet goals in a compassionate and sensitive manner. Sensitivity to confidentiality is mandatory in this position. It is mandatory for candidates to demonstrate a high degree of integrity and ethics, be committed to quality, and champion continued improvements and innovation in the field of lab animal science. Candidates are also expected to provide general administrative services to the department, while working in a small, busy office and provide excellent customer service to meet performance expectations. 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining and filing IACUC and compliance related documents
  • Assisting with documentation of IACUC activities and communication associated with routine inspections and audits
  • Troubleshooting database and/or animal facility access issues and communicating issues to the appropriate program access managers
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Who You Are

  • Excellent demonstrated professional communication skills
  • Strong professional interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of sensitivity to confidentiality. 
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related science field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education/experience in laboratory animal research
  • Familiarity with in-vivo/animal study terminology and disease modeling
  • Must have proven ability to use sound judgment and analytical skills, including the experience to determine when to refer situations/issues to management.
  • Successful experience using multiple technical applications including database management, spreadsheets, presentation software, word processing, electronic calendar, email, etc.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of federal/state laws and accreditation requirements governing the use of animals in research
  • Experience in an IACUC or compliance office environment is preferred
  • PRIM&R CPIA certification or eligibility to sit for exam within 1 year is preferred
  • AALAS LAT, or LATG certification preferred

Benefits of being an Apex Employee:

  • One Paid AALAS Certification (ALAT, LAT, LATG)
  • PTO, Sick Time and Holiday pay
  • Attendance and performance incentives and team building activities
  • Medical, Vision and Dental coverage options
  • Long and Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401(k) plan, Transit Account and additional Insurance offerings


For a full job description as well as additional information please reach out to Taylor Floyd (tfloyd@apexsystems.com)

Link to apply: https://www.apexsystems.com/job/1276099_usa/iacuc-compliance-coordinator?catalogcode=USA&address=&radius=50&page=1&rows=25&query=IACUC%20Compliance%20Coordinator&remote=

(Posted: 7/26/22)

Title: Animal Health Technologist at Apex Systems

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities: With limited supervision, the successful candidate will function as part of the Veterinary Team that is responsible for maintaining and implementing quality assurance programs to provide animal health and care according to established procedures within the Animal Resources department. This includes providing clinical veterinary care of laboratory animals, health monitoring and diagnostics, and training of scientists and staff.  In addition, the individual will provide research support, including anesthesia, surgical and post-surgical care, necropsy, sterilization of equipment, ordering and maintaining veterinary supplies. The individual will also conduct post-approval monitoring of research activities and ensure compliance with standard laboratory animal care and use regulations. 


  • Registered/Licensed Veterinary Technician (RVT, LVT,CVT),  BS or BA degree in Animal Science or other related programs.
  • AALAS Certification, at minimum Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT); LATG preferred.
  • Experience in aseptic technique, anesthesia, and post-operative care.
  • Familiar with clinical case management in a research or veterinary hospital setting.
  • Fully proficient in mouse, rat, guinea pig and rabbit biomethodology, including handling, restraint, and dosing.
  • Experience in training/teaching individuals (technicians, investigators) in various lab animal techniques, monitor their progress and conduct reassessments as needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Must have proven ability to successfully work independently and in a team.  Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.  Must be detail-oriented.
  • Experience with computers and data management systems.  
  • This position may include activities that might pose potential risks, such as working with and around biological agents, chemical carcinogens, human tumor lines, radioisotopes, and other potentially hazardous materials.
  • May be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) or other special equipment to perform job duties.
  • Must be capable of standing, lifting, kneeling, bending, reaching, etc. for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and move a maximum of 50 lbs.
  • Available to conduct other duties, as instructed by the Veterinary Staff.

Benefits of being an Apex Employee:

  • One Paid AALAS Certification (ALAT, LAT, LATG)
  • PTO, Sick Time and Holiday pay
  • Attendance and performance incentives and team building activities
  • Medical, Vision and Dental coverage options
  • Long and Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401(k) plan, Transit Account and additional Insurance offerings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered/Licensed Veterinary Technician (RVT, LVT,CVT),  BS or BA degree in Animal Science or other related programs. 
  • AALAS Certification, at minimum Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT); LATG preferred. 


For a full job description as well as additional information please reach out to Taylor Floyd (tfloyd@apexsystems.com)


Link to apply: https://www.apexsystems.com/job/1266855_usa/animal-health-technologist?catalogcode=USA&address=&radius=50&page=1&rows=25&query=animal%20health%20technologist&remote=


(Posted: 7/26/22)

Animal Welfare Officer, Emeryville, CA

More than 8 million lives are lost every year to infectious and tropical diseases. Within the Novartis

Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) situated in

the San Francisco Bay Area is dedicated to finding new therapies to treat and prevent a range of

noncommunicable and infectious conditions, with an emphasis on global health diseases. With full access

to NIBR know-how, NITD has a highly collaborative culture and maintains close links with academic

centers of excellence and a broad range of philanthropic and governmental organizations around the

globe (e.g., Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Drugs for

Neglected Diseases Initiative and NIH). NITD is renowned for applying cutting-edge technologies to the

discovery of high-quality clinical candidates for the treatment of global health diseases.

Job Description

As an Animal Welfare Officer in Emeryville you will join a Global Animal Welfare Compliance (AWC)

Organization that supports the ethical, compassionate, and compliant animal research programs at

Novartis. The Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) role has primarily local responsibilities to coordinate all

AWC workstreams for NITD and NIBR based in Emeryville, CA. The AWO coordinates the site IACUC

and associated activities including committee meetings, protocol review, amendments and modifications,

semi-annual reviews and inspections, post-approval monitoring, and review of non-compliances, and

serves as primary contact for protocol management digital tools. The AWO ensures compliance with all

USDA, OLAW and AAALAC requirements including annual reports, program description, reporting

requirements, site visits and post-site visit communications. The AWO supports the advancement of the

3Rs (reduce, refine, and replace animal studies) in collaboration with the in-vivo community through the

local 3Rs working group and 3Rs award committee, and contributes to planning Novartis’s Biomedical

Research Awareness Day. In addition to local responsibilities, the AWO assists with review of animal

studies conducted on behalf of Novartis at 3rd parties and auditing of 3rd party sites. Participation in

animal welfare related organizations, such as PRIM&R and CBRA, is encouraged. For the management

of protocols and other AWC workstreams, the AWO utilizes data systems. The AWO provides

orientation training and administrative support to the local in vivo community in applicable regulations,

ethical conduct of research with animals, and use of the protocol management system. The AWO role

closely interfaces and communicates with a broad range of associates, including hands on technicians

and senior leadership, to prioritize animal welfare while supporting the fast-paced environment of early

drug discovery research. Advanced communication, collaboration, and influencing skills, as well as

conflict resolution skills, are important for supporting positive animal welfare and scientific advocacy.

This role will be up to 20 hours per week. Much of the responsibilities can be conducted remotely,

however some on-site presence will be required.

Minimum Requirements

Completed bachelors degree in biology or related field with hands-on experience working with animals in

a research setting. Experience in drug development in pharmaceutical industry is strongly preferred.

Experience with supporting animal welfare compliance with NIH funded research and meeting OLAW and

USDA requirements as well as a thorough understanding of The Guide for the Care and Use of Animals,

8th Edition, the Animal Welfare Act, and Public Health Service requirements necessary. Experience

managing an IACUC and AAALAC accreditation is strongly preferred.

Fluent in English (oral and written) required; German and French language skills are highly valued.

Good capabilities in the application of office software and electronic data management systems, as well

as advanced administrative, work stream management, and documentation skills.

Curious and inspired mind to learn more about and contribute to the development of new ways of

advancing animal welfare and the 3Rs.

Enjoys collaboration and working as part of a team and is comfortable owning and conducting

independent work streams.

(Posted: 7/26/22)

Title: Husbandry Technician I/II at SRI International
Location: Menlo Park, CA

Under close to moderate supervision the Lab Animal Medicine Department (LAMD) Technician will provide animal husbandry, investigator support, and/or cage wash duties.

The general responsibilities include:
  • General animal husbandry of LAMD species including: rodents, rabbits, canines, and non-human primates (NHPs)
  • Introduction and performance of specialized animal husbandry procedures and regulated species
  • Introduction to special caging needs (i.e. sterile housing, NHP, GMP, GLP)
  • Handling, restraint, weaning, sexing, and identification methods of animals
  • Maintain accurate records for assigned areas
  • Recognize and report common signs of clinical illness within animals.
  • Supply preparation and stocking
  • Assist in animal receiving process
  • Operation of cage washing equipment (cage washers, autoclaves etc.)
  • Monitoring of cage wash chemicals
  • Perform cage wash equipment temperature testing and documentation
  • Washing, autoclaving and preparation of animal caging and equipment
  • Washing and sanitation of miscellaneous facility equipment
  • Facility sanitation
  • Waste Disposal
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Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of husbandry experience working on rodents, nonhuman primates, or canines. Certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science or equivalent education in the life Sciences field is desirable. Job requires routine lifting of items such as food and bedding bags, racks of water bottles, and pushing of carts and racks of animals and supplies, and frequent contact with rodents, nonhuman primates and/or canines, rabbits. Must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and communications skills (written, oral and comprehension). Must be willing and able to work holidays, weekends and to adjust schedule to facilitate workload within the department.

To apply, submit resume to Thomas.Cooper@advantageresourcing.com (Technical Recruiter)

(Posted 4/7/22)

Title: Sales Manager at VRL
Territory: Primary concentration in Mid-Atlantic/South East, North-East, and Western US positions available.

As a VRL Sales Manager, the role will be to maintain and grow the preclinical research testing, biologic material testing, and animal health monitoring services segments of the business within the Biotech, Pharma and CRO markets.

Your customers will include, study directors, scientist, research associate, research technician, and laboratory animal veterinarians.

The responsibilities of this role will include cultivating long-term relationships with key customers and thought leaders in the territory as well as generating new business through lead to opportunity conversion.

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The following are the duties & responsibilities related to the Sales Manager position:

  • Develop support activities to achieve upselling of products and use of products and services.
  • Success will come as you protect and expand business by working with clients on preclinical research projects, biological material testing programs, and growing the research animal health monitoring laboratory business.
  • You will establish and maintain relationships of existing and potential customers, including preparing and following up on quotations and bids.
  • Deliver seminar-type presentations to individuals or groups of potential and existing customers on our service portfolio, in both a virtual and in-person environment.
  • Complete all sales administration, including completing all Salesforce.com requirements & territory management activities.
  • Business review participation, including presentation of financial models, cost justification, comparison and market feedback. Communicate competitive issues to marketing organization and business unit manager.
  • Responsible for translating customer needs into custom profiles.
  • Responsible for customer billing questions, assistance in resolution disputes, collections, and customer satisfaction.
  • Provide annual forecasting and perform regular reviews for the region as well as each individual sales territory.

Job Qualifications
The following are the minimum qualifications related to the Sales Manager position:
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences, sales or related field experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum 8 to 10 years relevant industry experience, with at least five of those years with direct client interface. Scientific and research background preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience requirements.
  • Certification/Licensure: NA
  • Other: Excellent interpersonal, customer relationship, proactive selling, and leadership skills. Familiarity with Microsoft office and Salesforce CRM. Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

Forty percent (overnight) travel and weekend work required.

To apply, email john.firneno@vrl.net

(Posted 3/19/22)


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