• Apex Life Sciences
  • $28,870.00 -40,690.00/year*
  • Mountain View, CA
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time
  • 650 Villa St

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Seeking a Gnotobiotic Vivarium Head If you have previous vivarium management experience and are seeking a new opportunity to run a Gnotobiotic Vivarium, this is the opportunity for you We are looking for someone who has any experience with working in a gnotobiotic environment. Job Description: Reporting to the VP of Research, the gnotobiotic vivarium head, is responsible for creating and maintaining all aspects of a world-class breach-free vivarium facility. Key tasks include the following: Build a new gnotobiotic facility ? including ordering, designing SOPs, testing and QCing sterility, maintaining the highest level of sterility requirements Build team ? starting with one gnotobiotic technician, with potential to grow the team more after 18 months Maintain a gnotobiotic mouse facility. Responsibilities include mouse husbandry; breeding; maintaining cages; record keeping; cleaning of equipment and facility; ordering supplies; building, modifying, and sterilizing gnotobiotic isolators and other supplies Collaborate with researchers to maintain controlled experiments to ensure high quality biologically results Assist scientific team in planning and performing experiments with the gnotobiotic mice. This includes but not limited to oral inoculation and sample collection and preparation Maintaining a breach-free gnotobiotic vivarium and a colony to support all experimental needs for the company Critical thinking skills and clear communication are a necessity to provide strategic experimental guidance and contribute to data interpretation with the team A strong ability to flex with the changing needs of a nimble fast paced research organization Work independently and as a member of a team to rapidly assess vivarium issues, questions, or breaches and take appropriate action with minimal guidance

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