Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Working at the direction of a Project Manager, perform a variety of animal procedures to support client research projects (listed below, rodent techniques are required for RA 1 position).
  • Travel required between Bay Area Explora sites to perform required tasks
  • Be responsible for the physical environment for a group of assigned laboratory animals
  • Perform routine animal husbandry: cage changing, health monitoring, food/water, breeding
  • Perform all tasks in accordance to established protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Operate and maintain lab equipment (i.e. isoflurane machine).
  • Operate computer terminal and responsible for data entry.
  • Maintain accurate study records in a legible and organized manner.
  • Assist in maintaining lab/facility inventories.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS in the biological sciences or a minimum of 2-5 years hands-on in vivo working experience.
  • Proficiency in rodent handling: dosing skills (oral gavage, intravenous, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, etc.), blood and tissue collection and grafting techniques. Skills in animal survival surgeries are a plus (cannulation, orthotopic or SC tumor removal, perfusions and etc).
  • Must have a general understanding of animal welfare regulations and of the importance of ethical use of animals in research.
  • Understand drug development and have basic knowledge in biology, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experimental methods
  • Have strong organizational skills in performing assigned tasks without supervision.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Flexibility to work within changing shifts, including weekends, holiday, and evenings to accommodate business needs.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point (Understanding of statistic programs a plus).
  • Ability to use a computer, familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Please send resumes to: info@explorabiolabs.com

Job Description

Multiple entry-level Animal Care and Breeding Technician positions are available at Explora Biolabs’ San Diego Site. Explora Biolabs is a California based biotech company founded in 2004 that conducts first-in-class preclinical research. This position requires the candidate to be highly motivated and work independently in a fast-paced work environment. Explora Biolabs provides a competitive salary benefits package. Summary Perform basic animal husbandry techniques following all applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the specific work area.

Qualifications

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.

  • Animal Care and Husbandry Responsibilities
  • Ensure that high standards of animal welfare are met.
  • Provide food, water and clean housing to animals according to applicable SOPs.
  • Perform routine animal health observations.
  • Monitor temperature and humidity, reporting any issues to supervisor or manager.
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Maintain vivarium cleanliness in accordance with applicable SOPs.
  • Order and maintain accurate supply inventory
  • Maintain and organize supply areas.
Other Responsibilities
  • Maintain rodent breeding colonies
  • Reserve, select, and accurately pack animals for customer orders following established shipping procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands
  • Dexterity of physical condition to operate all job duties; lift and move objects regularly throughout the shift.
  • Work in a standing position requiring bending and stretching of arms and legs throughout regular work shift.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Special Considerations
  • Must avoid contact with rodent species outside of work.
Education
  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Associate degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school or BS preferred.

Please send resumes to: info@explorabiolabs.com

Job Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Facilities/Engineering:

  • Ensures that all building equipment, systems and access controls function properly and safely;
  • Develops an optimal new facility design and related guidelines for architects, brokers and landlords;
  • Manage the Vivarium-In-A-Box™ program development and roll-out;
  • Ensures facility compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and local ordinances;
  • Ensure that the AAALAC facilities continue to meet regulations and important QA requirements;
  • Ensure that critical laboratory equipment is sufficiently monitored and operating properly;
  • Creates and maintains an effective preventive maintenance program across all facilities and equipment;
  • Oversees and/or ensures proper maintenance of the emergency power generating equipment along with all fire and life safety equipment (and annual fire testing and alarm practices);
  • Coordinates and supervises all tenant improvements, repairs and refurbishing;
  • Develop, track, and control the operating and capital budgets as it relates to real estate investments;
  • Establish long term facilities strategies based on corporate goals;
  • Establish and maintain safety programs and act as head of Safety Committee;
  • Ensure that employees are working in a well maintained and safe environment;
  • Define and implement disaster recovery programs for facilities;
  • Manage the process for provision and removal of client facility access across Explora’s network.

Employee Health & Safety:

  • Establish and oversee an industry-leading EH&S program for Explora personnel, but also one which offers benefits to Explora clients in our facilities;

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Oversee all regulatory and licensure for human, animal research; and environmental compliance activities including oversight of IACUC;
  • Oversight of Biosafety and Institutional Biosafety Committee, if/when created;

Miscellaneous:

  • Work closely with the CEO on new lease / facility expansion siting and negotiations;
  • In conjunction with senior leadership, manage Explora’s new employee onboarding program [TBD];
  • Institute a document management function for SOP drafting and controls;
  • Establish a deviation tracking program;
  • Audit critical suppliers.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  • Attention to Team – Understands and believes that no individual is smarter than a team. And accepts that we are no better an organization than our weakest human link. Builds her/his team as a first priority.
  • Achievement Focus - Demonstrates entrepreneurial persistence and overcomes all obstacles. Measures self against standard of ethical and skills-based excellence. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Communications - Exhibits fantastic listening and comprehension skills. Expresses ideas and thoughts well in written and verbal form. Keeps others adequately informed. Listens first.
  • Managing Customer Focus - Promotes a “customer + science first” focus for delivery of our services. Develops creative new approaches to meeting customer needs.
  • Managing People - Develops subordinates' skills and encourages their personal and professional growth. Includes subordinates in appropriate planning. Makes self available to subordinates and models moral, ethical and empathetic behaviors. Provides direction and holds people accountable. Provides regular performance feedback. Takes full responsibility for subordinates' activities and results.
  • Planning and Organization - Plans ahead for additional resources. Prioritizes and plans work activities without significant supervision. Sets and meets specific goals and objectives.
  • Problem-solving – Pro-actively develops alternative solutions. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully and identifies problems in a timely manner. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem solving situations.
 

Job Requirements

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.  

Education/Experience:

Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Language Ability:

Read, analyze and interpret business, professional, technical or governmental documents. Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers and the public.  

Mathematical Ability: Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  

Reasoning Ability: Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  

Computer Skills: MS Office  

Supervisory Responsibilities: Manages subordinate employees and/or build teams of internal and external experts.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  

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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Please send resumes to info@explorabiolabs.com

Job Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Achieves annual sales goal within defined territory through the development and maintenance of current and prospective opportunities.
  • Retains current business baseline revenue by managing client relationships with the help of Business Leaders and respective supportive teams.
  • Negotiates client and prospect contracts.
  • Develops new approaches to meeting customer needs. Establishes customer service standards, monitors customer satisfaction, and promotes customer focus.
  • With the help of Management, creates and executes territory strategy plan, expands assigned territory by pursuing existing and new leads, cold-calls (in-person and by phone), attends national and local vendor shows, hosts capabilities presentations, develops and maintains personal network.
  • With the help of Management, prepares an annual budget; schedules expenditures; analyzes variances.
  • Works with Management in identifying market trends, then liaises with Business Leaders to modify service portfolio in anticipation of needs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reads professional publications.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Achievement Focus: Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goal.

Communications: Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Planning and Organization: Integrates changes smoothly. Plans for additional resources. Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Uses time efficiently. Works in an organized manner.

Problem Solving: Develops alternative solutions. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Identifies problems in a timely manner. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem solving situations.

 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Biology or Life Sciences preferred).
  • 5+ years of related experience (Biotech Sales preferred).
  • Established track record of closing new opportunities with existing and new clients.
  • Established track record of launching new territories.
  • Must be able to travel overnight as required (up to 30% of time).
  • Must be able to succeed in a fast-paced, team environment.
 

Language Ability: Read, analyze and interpret business, professional, technical or governmental documents. Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers and the public.

Mathematical Ability: Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Computer Skills: MS Office

Certificates and Licenses: None

 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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

  The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.

Please send resumes to info@explorabiolabs.com