The Jackson Laboratory

  • Study Director, In Vivo Pharmacology Department

    Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/24/2019 3:09 PM)
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  • Summary

    The Jackson Laboratory, In Vivo Pharmacology Services, has an opportunity for a Study Director in Sacramento, CA;  join a world class organization working to discover precise genomic solutions for disease as well as empowering  the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health!


    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 a shared knowledge company database , publications and conference presentations.


    Interested candidates should please provide a cover letter in addition to an updated CV outlining In VIvo/mouse model experience, scientific program management, and related publications.


    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.


    Application of grants where possible for funding the research and development of new study platforms; writing of manuscripts when applicable.


    Ph.D. in a life science is required along with a minimum of 4  years’ experience in a contract research laboratory, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry;  working experience in Immunology and/or Oncology is preferred.


    Must have experience with in vivo study design, mouse models, and scientific writing skills.


    Excellent management/supervisory skills and proven experience with mentoring direct reports.


    Documented ability to develop and lead technical teams.


    Strong leadership and project management 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/active listening, negotiation and relationship skills


    Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.


    The JAX® Mice, Clinical and Research Services facility is located in Sacramento, the state capital of California.  Sacramento is less than a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Napa Valley, and scenic Lake Tahoe, and a short flight to both Los Angeles and Orange County.  Sacramento is the birthplace of the nation’s Farm to Fork movement, and offers excellent restaurants, gastro-pubs, wineries, theaters, and museums.  Outdoor activities are plentiful: Boating, white water rafting, and riding the scenic bicycle trails are popular.  Housing and other costs of living are more affordable in Sacramento and its surrounding suburbs than in most other neighboring areas in the North Bay, making Sacramento one of the hottest housing markets in the country year after year.




    JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!




    Our Values:


    INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right


    PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all


    ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science


    EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results


    INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions


    STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us




    What do we have to offer?




    JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off and tuition reimbursement. 




    Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.




    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.




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