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Sales Consultant, West Coast - Avidity Science  (posted 9/23/21)

Avidity Science is a worldwide leader in automated watering, water purification systems for laboratory research and healthcare facilities.  We have over 70 years of proud experience in providing pure water solutions and services to the global science community through our vision of enabling science to improve the quality of life. 

We have an exciting opportunity to sell our custom laboratory products and solutions throughout the life sciences, laboratory, or in vivo research/vivarium customer base in the West Coast Region.  If you are a high-energy, passionate and dynamic sales professional with proven results who is seeking an opportunity to join a market leader where you can make a direct impact in growing our business and supporting our company vision, please consider applying. 

As Sales Consultant, you will:

  • Drive revenue growth by identifying a total product solution, matching our products to customer needs and minimizing competitive losses.
  • Build and strategically manage relationships with new and existing customers by establishing yourself as a trusted expert through mastering product knowledge and differentiating our solutions from the competition.
  • Develop and execute detailed account plans including understanding customer goals, business objectives, and corresponding strategies.
  • Leveraging our CRM software, manage multiple, complex sales processes from initial contact through receipt of purchase order, training and beyond.
  • Participate in conferences, meetings and trade shows as needed to generate sales leads and increase awareness of company product lines. 

Position Requirements/Preferences

The ideal candidate will have selling experience in the life sciences, laboratory or in vivo research/vivarium industry, a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Biology, Life Science or related field and 5 years’ work experience, excellent relationship building skills, strong mechanical and problem solving skills as well as the ability to manage projects to scheduled commitments and budgets. 


We are a worldwide leader that maintains the small, family feel within the culture of our organization.  Offering a competitive employee benefit package that includes a profit sharing bonus, we are also community-minded with several charity partnerships and we offer opportunities to get involved on various employee action committees focused on wellness, community involvement, safety, event planning and ideas for improving the business.  

To learn more about Avidity Science and apply online, visit our website at  If you are unable to apply online, we encourage you to fax or mail resumes to: Avidity Science, Attention: HR Department, 819 Bakke Avenue, Waterford, WI 53185-4299

Here is the link interested candidates can apply at:

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Associate Director, Production & Surgical OperationsCharles River Labs - Hollister, CA (posted 9/9/21)

The Associate Director of Production and Surgical Operations will direct all operational responsibilities for production of small animal (rodents) models at the site.  This individual will drive efficiencies and improve quality output in production and surgical operations by identifying key performance areas and applying resources for direct benefit.  He/She will maintain oversight of commercial opportunities and development of key relationships with industry stakeholders (internal and external to Charles River) for improved positioning of Hollister animal models business and value-add service capabilities.  He/She will keep within industry standards, develop operational training programs and implement through our Animal Welfare Specialist to ensure regulatory compliance and high quality model standards are met.  He/She will also trouble shoot customer issues and implement corrective actions to improve product offering.


  • Develop new site capabilities and portfolio offerings for revenue growth in commercial research models business in Hollister.
  • Manage operational training program effectiveness and drive implementation through Animal Welfare Specialist to keep site compliant with regulatory and industry standards.
  • Review operational practices and develop / implement drive efficiencies to increase competitiveness in commercial market.
  • Leadership of the accreditation process with AAALAC.
  • Primary site contact for external and internal QA audits related to animal model production.
  • Manage activities of assigned group(s) to ensure effective performance of function.
  • Interview and select qualified exempt- and non-exempt level departmental personnel.
  • Recommend, review and approve personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises.  Partner with Human Resources in the handling of disciplinary issues.  Prepare and/or approve appropriate personnel action paperwork.
  • Identify training and development needs of direct reports.  Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation; monitor training programs to ensure ongoing effectiveness.
  • Monitor performance of direct reports.  Provide regular coaching and counseling.  Prepare and deliver salary and performance reviews; review and approve performance and salary appraisals initiated by direct reports.
  • Authorize overtime as needed.  Review and approve time cards.  Review and approve vacation/time off requests and coordinate vacation/time off schedules.
  • Assist in the development of short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, and staffing requirements.  Assist in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of supervisory staff and key technical personnel.
  • Assist in the development and recommendation of departmental budget.  Authorize expenditures in accordance with budget.  Approve budget and expenses of subordinates.
  • Ensure optimum performance of group function.  Determine and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Develop and maintain departmental systems and SOPs.  Assist in the development and communication of departmental policies and procedures.  Partner with Human Resources to develop and approve job descriptions for subordinate positions; ensure communication of duties and responsibilities to employees.
  • Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through Affirmative action in all personnel actions including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotions, training, work assignments, and salary actions etc.
  • Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned.


  •  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or Master’s of Science or Business Management/Administration.
  •  Four to six years related experience.
    •  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Must possess excellent partnering, facilitating, influencing, negotiating and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must have well organizational competencies and creative thinking/problem-solving ability.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.

About Charles River Labs:

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

About Research Models & Services 
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond. 

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

 At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit

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ANIMAL TECHNICIAN III (MULTIPLE POSITIONS), University Animal Care, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (posted 7/8/21)

Posting Number



University Animal Care

Department Website Link


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Please Note:  The number of vacancies for this job posting have been updated from one to four.

University Animal Care at the University of Arizona is searching for an Animal Technician III. This is the third in a series of seven classifications. The position is distinguished from the Animal Technician in that incumbents are responsible for daily care of a variety of animal species and/or are assigned additional Cage Wash duties such as, operating complex equipment, and documenting these activities and training in animal rooms in basic servicing tasks. Incumbents are generally assigned to perform animal care duties within in one facility, while Cage Wash activities are performed in multiple facilities. Work is performed under minimal supervision with assigned general expectations. The work schedule includes participation in the Animal Care holiday rotation schedule, may include weekends, and may include compensated overtime.

University Animal Care (UAC) provides humane and appropriate animal care, ensuring that the highest standards are met so that each animal's well-being is attended to. This includes providing for the animals' daily needs for clean, safe housing and access to fresh food and water; the provision of necessary veterinary care; and the monitoring of the use of animals by principal investigators and their personnel.

We provide services and resources needed by investigators to accomplish their research objectives and provide training in laboratory animal care and use to technical personnel, students, and faculty.

Our staff, through contacts with the media and the public, works to enhance understanding and support for the humane use of animals in research and teaching programs at the University of Arizona.

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide daily care and maintenance of a wide variety of laboratory animal species housed within UAC facilities
  • May breed or wean rodents, work with non-human primates, or work with animals exposed to hazardous materials
  • May work with mice housed in the Germ-Free isolators/caging
  • Operate animal care related equipment, such as change stations, biosafety cabinets, autoclaves, rodent ventilated cage racks, Hydropac®, etc.
  • Administer treatments to animals as directed
  • Complete all necessary documentation
  • Perform rodent euthanasia with standardized system
  • Report operational problems or equipment malfunctions
  • Receive supplies and equipment into facilities utilizing gas sterilization
  • Organize and restock supplies in animal rooms and storage areas
  • Assist with reviewing SOPs
  • Additional duties may be assigned 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Valid Driver's License and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT)



Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week




Work Calendar


Job Category

Veterinary and Animal Care

Benefits Eligible

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay


Compensation Type

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Animal Care

Job Function

Veterinary & Animal Care

Type of criminal background check required:

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies


Target Hire Date


Expected End Date


Contact Information for Candidates

Miguel Diaz

Open Date


Open Until Filled


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Upon employment:
• Complete required background checks
• Complete Risk Assessment Questionnaire and evaluation by Occupational Health
• Complete required TB testing yearly with negative test result
• Receive vaccinations as deemed necessary or that are required to work with certain biohazards

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Link to the application:

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Laboratory Animal Technician 1, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (posted 7/8/21)

Job no: 527703
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Other, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Terrestrial Animal Care Services (TeACS)
Classification: Laboratory Animal Technician 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $13.73 to $17.90 hourly
FTE: 0.75

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes July 12, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit your resume along with your completed online application.

Department Summary
Terrestrial Animal Care Services (TeACS) is responsible for managing and administering a centralized program of laboratory animal care. The functions of TeACS include daily animal care, veterinary care, research and surgical support, and training of research and technical personnel who use live animals for research or teaching. TeACS is an academic service unit (for research and teaching) which reports to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI), who promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. 

This department cares for animals in compliance with the federal Animal Welfare Act, the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training.

Position Summary
The Lab Animal Technician provides animal facility support and care for a variety of laboratory research animals, primarily rodent. The technician is the first line of defense in spotting and responding to health and environmental problems. 

Responsibilities include following standard operating protocols for animal care and room/facility maintenance, providing care for laboratory animals including health checks, feeding, changing cages, and keeping detailed records of tasks performed.

Individuals within this position work as a member of a highly interdependent team providing direct animal care and technical services. This includes regular communication with students, staff, and faculty working in TeACS, as well as veterinary staff.

Minimum Requirements
• Six months of experience caring for animals (e.g. watering, feeding, bedding, housing, checking animals’ health, etc.)

Professional Competencies
• Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

Preferred Qualifications
• One year of experience in the care of animals in a work setting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
• Experience handling rodents 
• Experience utilizing large equipment (e.g., autoclave, cage/rack washer)
• Experience working in a self-directed environment with minimal direct supervision 
• Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
• Veterinary Technician degree or Bachelor’s degree in animal science, zoology or other relevant field

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

Advertised: Jun 28, 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 12, 2021 Pacific Daylight Time