SR SCIENTIFIC MANAGER, VIVARIUM - IACUC ADMINISTRATION
Location: Petaluma, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $129,600 to $ 194,400 per yea
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 26191
The Animal Resources Group at BioMarin is a dynamic, collegial, interactive group where teamwork, ingenuity, and scientific excellence are highly valued.
We are seeking an experienced Senior Scientific IACUC Manager with a strong background and experience with vivarium and animal program (IACUC) administration, and experience with in vivo bio methods. The successful candidate will serve as the centralized single point of contact and resident expert in project management of animal program functions (IACUC support, training, document tracking, CRO animal program audit evaluation, animal protocol use tracking, SOP and policy writing and implementation). It is preferred that this candidate have a strong understanding of genetics and genetic modification methods for creation of animal models (Transgenics, vector mediated knockout/knock in/knockdown, CRISPR), characterizing animal models, and gene therapy modalities (Oligonucleotide therapy, Vector gene therapy, Gene Editing therapy, and Gene therapy delivery mechanisms).
Coordinate with internal Research teams to provide end to end protocol support of early-stage research supporting both internal studies and external studies conducted at partner CRO’s. This includes receiving and providing initial reviews of Animal Use Protocols for completeness, recommending the initial level of review (DMR or FCR), compliance with policies, Institutional requirements, and State/Federal regulations prior to submission to the IACUC
Evaluate, track, and complete CRO animal program audits for ongoing and potential in vivo study sites.
Provide timely IACUC correspondence and written reports as required. These would include correspondence related to non-compliant items identified and related corrective actions, Post-approval Monitoring write ups.
Coordinate/participate in IACUC facility and post-approval monitoring inspections, including follow-up inspections.
Coordinate/participate in investigations of non-compliance and provide guidance and oversight to correct issues found.
Prepare/distribute meeting agendas and compliance-related materials for committee review. Oversee the recording and production of official minutes of all IACUC meetings and reviews to ensure proper documentation.
Partner with internal stakeholders for compliance within biosafety, EHS and occupational health & safety
Collaborate with Vivarium staff in the creation of SOP’s and policies, processes, and assist with various services in the new vivarium, as needed.
Create internal IACUC SOP’s, policies, and processes
Administer the animal program training for the IACUC program (Educational guidance regarding IACUC roles in research, protocol generation, amendment, and review processes, BioMethods)
Serve as a liaison between BioMarin and federal and accreditation inspectors and officials.
Oversee all animal ordering and receipt and ensuring animals are tracked against the correct protocols.
Administrator for the IACUC programs animal compliance software (familiarity with computer databases for protocol management, Cayuse preferred).
Other compliance and animal program support as required.
Bachelor’s degree in a science related field required and three to five years related IACUC/research administration experience required. Master’s or PhD preferred.
Experience with vivarium and animal use program management, Experience in pharmaceutical industry or biotechnology preferred with Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) certification required. AALAS certification preferred (LATG or CMAR level).
Ability to easily work on several projects simultaneously
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
Highly collaborative and agile in nature
Ability to work toward established goals without daily supervision
Excel at organizing and tracking
Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated
WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS:
This is a full-time on-site management role based in Petaluma, CA
Relocation possible based on company policy and guidelines
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $ 129,600 to $ 194,400 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A discretionary bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.
Who We Are
For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.
And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.
Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thri...ve in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.