Study Director - In Vivo

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Study Directors have ultimate accountability for ensuring studies are executed to the specifications of the client outlined in a scope of work, meeting or exceeding client expectations without deviation and on a specific budget. The incumbent is responsible for mentoring Project Manager(s), Senior Project Manager(s), and a team of technicians tasked with executing scientific studies on behalf of external or internal customers in a collaborative in vivo laboratory environment.In addition, the incumbent will ensure accuracy in: quoting, revenue forecasting and invoicing of the studies.The incumbent is responsible for depositing normative data from mouse models into the public domain via the Mouse Phenome Database, publications and conference presentations.

The salary range is $90,384-$131,057. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions

*Provide scientific guidance and support to clients meeting or exceeding their expectations for quality of service and execution of science.
*Provide leadership to staff within your reporting structure ensuring they have adequate training and mentoring to support the in vivo services drive for scientific quality and operational efficiency in support of the labs goals and holding them accountable for the same.
*Ensure staff understand and are compliant with all policies, procedures and practices established by the organization thus ensuring the most efficient operation of the laboratory to provide clients with the highest quality scientific service while meeting organizational operations and financial targets. This includes AXAPTA data entry, LIMS data entry, PPE requirements and general lab operations.
*Work with colleagues to establish agreed standards for our most frequently run studies and ensure these standards are followed unless changes are well documented and approved by the client. Ensure baseline model performance data (such as disease induction rate, disease progression timeline, etc.) are compiled, submitted to the head of operation and Business Unit Manager, and shared with colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications:

*Ph.D. in a life science is preferred. MS degree +4 year's equivalent experience or bachelor's degree with 8 year's equivalent experience.
*Minimum of 4 years' experience in a contract research laboratory, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, or equivalent experience considered for Study Director level. Applicants with less experience may be considered for an Associate Study Director position.
*Experience with in vivo study design and animal research (preferably rodents).
*Excellent management/supervisory skills and proven experience with mentoring direct reports.
*Documented ability to develop and lead technical teams.
* Strong leadership skills including a demonstrated ability to build key relationships, influence and motivate others.
*Demonstrated success in making important decisions, often under some pressure and tight time deadlines, which carry large financial consequences.
*Must have excellent human relation, communication and listening, negotiation and relationship skills
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.


About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit.

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 1054919

Posted On: Mar 14, 2024

Updated On: Mar 14, 2024

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