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Senior Research Associate (in vivo)
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Spark Therapeutics, Inc
Posted on Feb 18
The Senior animal research associate will be responsible for overseeing and performing in vivo studies to support all the therapeutic areas of the translational team.
Responsible for the submission, amendment and continuation of IACUC protocols covering all small animal studies
Primary interface with regulatory agencies for animal welfare and veterinarial staff within the animal facility
Supervise the current in vivo staff members
Oversee and perform large numbers of in vivo studies
Maintain breeding colonies
Scheduling and following multiple concurrent studies according to the experimental design
Perform and oversee technical procedures for animal studies
Animal and general supply and reagent ordering
Perform in vivo experiments in laboratory animals according to applicable regulations; studies will utilize mice and also rats, rabbits and other species, as needed
Train and assist technical staff in the performance of in vivo experiments. Responsible for all safety aspects and best practices, and employee training.
Ensure departmental goals and objectives are met and aligned to the broader organizational goals and objectives.
Prioritize and plan projects and workloads, manage resources and personnel scheduling. Write and review animal protocols for IACUC approval
Oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of our external vivarium vendor
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage performance and talent
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; Master’s degree in relevant field preferred
Generally has 5-8 years of experience
Advanced skills on handling, restraining, dosing and performing a variety of procedures on study animals required
Previous mentoring, management or supervisory experience preferred.
Ability to manage large mouse colonies experience required
Excellent organizational, communication and collaborations skills
Keep accurate records, follow instructions and comply with company policies
Experience with AAV vector delivery is a plus.
Experience with Ocular, CNS and Hematological related animal models and surgical techniques a plus
Local Travel Required
WHO WE ARE:
Transforming Patient’s Lives. Spark Therapeutics is a pioneering gene therapy leader transforming the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. We are embarking on our goal to deliver the first approved gene therapy product in the US for genetic blinding conditions and have a product pipeline addressing other unmet rare genetic diseases. We have an entrepreneurial culture and are looking for talented and passionate professionals who are committed and motivated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. If you share our passion for excellence and are looking for a dynamic work environment that fosters creativity, scientific innovation and team collaboration, you may be a great fit for our team.
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