PBL is a challenging but rewarding work environment that provides excellent learning opportunities and room to grow.

For over 35 years Pacific BioLabs has been delivering high-quality testing services to companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. A 401(k) plan allows employees to share in the success they help create. As a family-run company, we are highly flexible and non-bureaucratic. Pacific BioLabs offers a strong compensation and benefits package with performance bonuses.

We are always on the lookout for qualified and talented individuals willing to join the PBL team. If you feel you are qualified please submit your resume along with your salary history.

Please direct your resumes to:

Human Resources Department
Pacific BioLabs
551 Linus Pauling Drive
Hercules, CA 94547

or use the email at the bottom of each ad. Resumes can also be faxed to (510) 964-0551, attention: Human Resources

Current Job Opportunities:


The Quality Auditor in the Quality Assurance department supports activities related to quality systems.  The primary duty of this position is review of data and reports, as well as observation of testing activities (toxicology, microbiology, cytotoxic and analytical chemistry).


  • Perform investigations, inspections, and assessments
  • Document control and archive activities
  • Review and approve calibration activities
  • Perform internal audits
  • Complaint response
  • Assist in the conduct of client audits and in responses to audit reports
  • Participate in quality improvement projects
  • Train staff on issues pertaining to regulatory compliance
  • Assist Study Directors in areas relating to quality
  • Review data generated by technical departments
  • Review and approve deviations and investigations
  • Review and approve company SOPs


  • Strong knowledge of GLP, GMP, GCP regulations and guidances for US and international agencies
  • Proven technical writing skills
  • Computer skills, including familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with trending of data
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to prioritize work schedule
  • Must be able to communicate complex ideas
  • Job requires mobile use of hands and arms and ability to lift 30 pounds.
  • Job requires mobility through laboratory spaces
  • Must be capable of working at a desk and computer terminal for up to three hours at a time, and for up to eight hours on a given day
  • Must be capable of sustained concentration over printed materials for several hours at a time

B.S. in scientific discipline preferred.


Email a resume and a cover letter to Assistant@PacificBiolabs.com.


Do you have a science background, and want to apply that knowledge to the business side of the life sciences industry?  Do you enjoy networking, meeting new people and explaining scientific concepts?  If so, this might be the right job for you.

Pacific BioLabs, Northern California’s leading bioscience testing lab, is looking for a Sales Specialist who will seek out and discuss potential projects with scientists and researchers to bring new work into the company.

PBL is an independent laboratory providing contract testing services in toxicology, biocompatibility, microbiology, and analytical chemistry. For over 30 years we have helped our clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries bring critical health care products to doctors and their patients. This position offers a great opportunity to be a part of these dynamic industries.

PBL is committed to being the “Service Leader in Bioscience Testing.”  Studies at PBL are conducted in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and, when requested, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations by a diverse team of dedicated scientists and support personnel focused on exceptional service and quality. With a 30+ year history of technical, regulatory, and business excellence, PBL offers a challenging yet stable workplace and a positive company culture.

About You
You should be able to communicate clearly over email and by phone, and have a comfortable and relaxed manner on the phone and in person, with strong listening and sales skills.  You should have a background in science and be able to clearly explain PBL’s testing capabilities.

About the Position
You will be part of the Business Development Team at Pacific BioLabs. You will have an integral role in bringing in new projects, and in ensuring those projects begin with in a positive direction and creating long term relationships with clients.  You will communicate regularly with the team members from Business Development and other departments to help win large, multi-department projects.

Essential Duties
• New client outreach through networking, cold calling and tracking down leads
• Tradeshow attendance and organization
• Work with department heads and client account managers to file out RFPs.
• Assist with marketing tasks when needed, such as writing blog articles and brochures
• Attend industry events to promote PBL
• Build long-term relationships with clients and potential clients

• Bachelor’s degree in a science or technical field strongly preferred
• Experience: 2-3 years in client services or sales preferred
• Adept with email organization (Outlook), Word, and Excel
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Confidence to cold call prospects to sell services

Compensation and Benefits 
PBL offers a compensation package that will be commensurate with education and experience, which includes a benefits package (401(k) retirement plan, medical and dental plans).

To Apply
Email a resume and a cover letter to Assistant@PacificBiolabs.com. Also include your responses to these two questions:

1. Give an example of something that you have “sold”. This can be selling an idea or convincing someone of something. The more specific the better, explaining how you were able to “make the sale.”

2. What does exceptional service mean to you (include specific examples)?

*No phone calls please! No recruiters; principals only.

Toxicology Director


  • Are you looking to apply your Toxicology knowledge, experience and leadership to a wide variety of health care products?
  • Are you intrigued by the prospect of working with dozens of different client companies in the pharm/biopharm and medical device industries?

Pacific BioLabs (PBL), a contract research organization (CRO) located in Hercules, CA, is searching for an Associate Director/Director, Toxicology. The successful candidate will help lead the Toxicology Department (PBL’s largest) ensuring that the department satisfies the needs of PBL clients and complies with applicable standards and industry regulations. Additionally, the Associate Director/Director will cultivate long-term relationships with clients, and develop and maintain systems to ensure the long term success of the Toxicology Department. The position reports to the Vice President, Toxicology.
PBL is committed to being the “Service Leader in Bioscience Testing.”  Studies at PBL are conducted in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and, when requested, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations by a diverse team of dedicated scientists and support personnel focused on exceptional service and quality. With a 30+ year history of technical, regulatory, and business excellence, PBL offers a challenging yet stable workplace and a positive company culture.
In fulfilling this role the Associate Director/Director will:

  • Independently oversee the day to day operations of the Toxicology Department (including the vivarium) in the execution of contracted in-life toxicology, pharmacology and pharmacokinetic studies with new and existing clients.
  • Manage and oversee Toxicology Department Managers and Study Directors in the design and execution of studies ensuring early/on-time delivery of results/reports.
  • Review and approve outgoing client study reports.
  • Play a lead role in maintaining a rigorous training program for new and current testing personnel.
  • Play a lead role in projects designed to improve the internal efficiency and overall quality of work performed in the Toxicology Department.
  • Contribute to Business Development through active participation with Client Account Managers and inter-departmental Managers/Directors in client conference calls, study quoting/costing and visiting local Bay Area clients.
  • Assume Study Director Responsibilities as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in Toxicology, Pharmacology or other relevant scientific discipline with a minimum of 6-10 years of experience.
  • Proven ability to manage scientific personnel.
  • Experience in managing a small to mid-size vivarium. Management of a multi-species vivarium is preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of current industry standards in toxicology and pharmacology testing with a strong desire to broaden internal services.
  • Good understanding of bioanalytical techniques and methodology.
  • Must possess critical thinking and communication skills appropriate for advanced problem solving.
  • Strong knowledge base and experience in writing and reviewing Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs).
  • Must be able to analyze data and draw conclusions based on relevant guidelines and standards.

PBL offers a compensation package that will be commensurate with education and experience, which includes a benefits package (401(k) retirement plan, medical and dental plans).
Interested candidates should email their resume and salary expectations to tox@pacificbiolabs.com.

Sales Engineer

Job Description:

Responsible for driving the company’s continued growth in Toxicology, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry and Bioanalytical testing services. Serve as the primary commercial point of contact for the company, with key Pharma, Biotech and Device stakeholders and Key Opinion Leaders.

In performing this job, the Sales Engineer must rely on extensive knowledge of the company’s wide range of scientific testing and research support services, and must understand the scientific processes inherent in these services.


  1. Source, close and support IND, NDA, 510(k) and PMA services deals with existing and new clients in the Pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device market.
  2. Give technical presentations to clients and potential customers and answer questions related to company’s services and customers’ scientific research.
  3. Collaborate closely with clients and prospects in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industry to obtain project or program specifications, timelines and requirements and communicate these easily to internal scientific testing departments at Pacific BioLabs
  4. Develop strategic proposals for client projects and RFPs/RFIs
  5. Prepare Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements and Master Service Agreements
  6. Execute strategic deal structures
  7. Manage Customer Relationship Management System (CRM) to track client information and business deals
  8. Manage and track business development efforts and activities
  9. Execute marketing and service launch plans in conjunction with senior management and internal stakeholders.
  10. Assess client satisfaction while scientific client projects are being conducted and help resolve any issues that may arise.
  11. Assist in marketing activities including website improvements, collateral development, and write highly technical/scientific copy for marketing materials.

Technical Skills / Knowledge:

  1. Demonstrates deep knowledge of the Pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device development and regulatory pathways
  2. Demonstrates expertise of the company’s integrated service offerings for analytical chemistry, toxicology and microbiology testing
  3. Possesses considerable knowledge of quality assurance, GLP and cGMP compliance and FDA regulations
  4. Ability to represent the company and its business interests at the highest levels: with key Pharma & Biotech stakeholders and decision makers, key opinion leaders.
  5. Demonstrates expertise in market-specific environments like market specific trends, regulatory frameworks and legal boundaries, competitive landscapes, influential medical societies, etc.
  6. Contacts within the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industry

Independence/ Accountability:

  1. Competitive and fearless attitude with high integrity.
  2. Passion for changing medicine and delivering results.

Problem Solving:

  1. Leverages a proven track record of closing deals and building client relationships at high levels
  2. Comfortable in high-complexity sales situations and willing to take on customer’s challenges and maximally leverage company’s offerings to address customer’s needs.
  3. Comfortable in technically oriented sales and strive to provide the best value to customers.

Leadership Activities:

  1. Demonstrates a strong drive to win, high integrity, and ideally broad industry connections that can best position him/her-self for success.

Communication Skills:

  1. Very strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  2. Strong analytical ability, comfort with science and numbers
  3. Very strong writing skills


  1. Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Life Science fields, Masters Degree or PhD from Life Science fields a plus.
  2. Minimum 2 years of direct Sales Engineer experience in CRO, Pharma & Biotech services, or related health care industries;
  3. 50% travel with 25% overnight travel required.

Job Location: Pacific Biolabs, Inc.; 551 Linus Pauling Drive; Hercules, CA; 94547.

To Apply: Email resumé and cover letter to Assistant@PacificBioLabs.com. Please identify the job that you are seeking.

*No phone calls please! No recruiters; principals only.

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