Scientist I, Laboratory Animal Services 213 views

This role is a highly technical and/or specialized professional position responsible for supporting research studies by organizing and driving consistent in vivo transgenic research support and breeding strategy input to research staff within our multi-building, multi-discipline research program. Perform supplemental tasks in assisting the Manager, delegating LAS staff activities as it relates to specific associate & breeding task scheduling and other delegated programmatic oversight duties as specified.

Major Accountabilities

  • Primarily responsible for daily, hands-on technical in vivo breeding support (i.e. establishing mating pairs, tail cuts, ear tags, ear notches, tattooing, etc.)
  • Often responsible for delegation of work and time, quality control and team development and oversight
  • Routinely responsible for managing assigned research support and liaising regularly with assigned research department personnel
  • Routinely responsible for pursing and providing learning/professional development opportunities, enhancing/expanding skill set, and reviewing LAS SOPs/techniques
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all institutional and regulatory protocols, policies, and guidelines
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be required.

EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements


  • 4-year Science degree, or an equivalent combination of experience along with higher education are required
  • Veterinary technician certification (based on location) desired
  • LATg Certification desirable or pursued after start
  • Excellent mathematic & compound dose/volume administration calculation skills
  • Superior written and oral communication and data documentation skills required
  • Strong knowledge of applicable scientific areas of focus
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, local (Animal Welfare) laws, departmental SOP’s and Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Thorough understanding and comprehension of operational facts, techniques, nomenclature, equipment, theories, etc. as they relate specifically to job performance function in the laboratory animal research environment


  • English


  • Minimum 7 – 12 years’ experience in a technical skills tract laboratory animal program required

Qualified candidates will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills, a strong background providing quality breeding support, ability to trouble shoot techniques based on previous experience and perform literature searches to apply new scientific methods. A strong dedication to animal welfare while expanding both their scientific knowledge and in vivo technical skills. Candidates must be reliable, focused on attention-to-detail to provide high-quality results and able to manage the time delegation of small teams. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and move heavy objects. Must be able work from a standing position for prolonged time periods and perform repetitive motion tasks. Able to work weekends, holidays and during inclement weather.

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