Study Director

  • Location
    San Diego, California
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Category
    Engineering - Scientist

Position Description
The Study Director is responsible for the oversight and conduct of in-vivo studies involving the testing of pharmaceutical compounds and medical devices. The Study Director functions as a key member of My Client's Team and acts as a liaison between sponsors, internal research scientists, the IACUC, and veterinary staff in conjunction with the business development team members.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Study Director will perform, but not be limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

Overall responsibility for the technical conduct of studies, as well as for the interpretation, analysis, documentation and reporting of results and acts as the single point of study control.
Participate in study designs that meet sponsors’ needs in a scientifically sound and cost effective manner.
Participate in the study scheduling to ensure appropriate resource management.
Help in the preparation of study protocols and reports.
Experience in handling, restraint, and dosing of study animals (mouse, rat, rabbit, dog, sheep, and pig).
Experience in surgical procedures in rodent and large animals.
Address customer requests for information promptly and accurately.
Interface with different teams including in vivo scientists, QC/QA, Account Managers/Sales, and the veterinary staff.
Provide relevant information regarding study procedures to the IACUC prior to study execution.
Maintain accurate records in various internal databases.
Support internal research projects to optimize service offerings.
Perform all procedures according to applicable regulations (e.g. USDA, FDA, OSHA) and guidelines (AAALAC).
Perform other duties as directed by Management.

Knowledge and experience with rodents and large animals. Experience with typical and atypical dosing routes, anesthetic and sampling procedures. Prior experience with surgical procedures on various animal species is a plus. Ability to perform duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.

PhD or DVM (or foreign equivalent) degree with a minimum 2 years or a Master’s degree and 5+ years of laboratory animal research experience is required.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and must be able learn to utilize statistic based software.
Experience in the technical writing of preclinical study protocols or reports will be considered a plus.
Experience in pre-clinical GLP studies and/or the IACUC protocol review process with the ability to manage multiple studies is preferred.
Knowledge base in physiology, anatomy, pharmacology with the ability to utilize knowledge into a pre-clinical setting is also advantageous.

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