Pacific BioLabs has an immediate opening for a full-time Associate Director of In Vivo Services in the In Vivo Services Department. The Associate Director of In Vivo Services will be responsible for the daily operation and management of the department ensuring that the needs of Toxicology clients are met in accordance with applicable testing standards and industry regulations. The position reports to Executive Management.


  • Independently oversee the day to day operations of Toxicology personnel in the execution of contracted in-life toxicology, pharmacology and pharmacokinetic studies with new and existing clients
  • In collaboration with the Attending Veterinarian oversee Animal Care personnel in all aspects of daily operations of the vivarium
  • Ensure that the Toxicology Department consistently operates in compliance with cGMP/GLP requirements
  • Manage Toxicology Department personnel in ensuring early/on-time delivery of results/reports
  • Play a lead role in initiatives focused on internal efficiency and quality of work performed in the Toxicology Department
  • Play a lead role in maintaining a rigorous training program for new and current Toxicology personnel
  • Develop and/or support efforts focused on introducing new techniques/procedures in support of expansion efforts
  • Function as the Toxicology Department representative in interactions with internal clients, regulatory agencies, collaborators, veterinarians, and external clients
  • 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, as applicable
  • Assume Study Director or Analyst responsibilities as needed
  • Performs other tasks and assignments as needed and specified by Executive Management


  • A Ph.D. in Toxicology, Pharmacology or other relevant scientific discipline with a minimum of 6-8 years of experience required. Candidates with a Master’s Degree with laboratory management experience are also encouraged to apply. Relevant laboratory management experience may substitute for an advanced degree
  • Candidates with a proven record of management of scientific laboratory personnel will be given priority
  • Experience in managing a small to mid-size vivarium preferred
  • Broad knowledge of toxicology and pharmacology testing required
  • Must possess critical thinking and communication skills appropriate for advanced problem solving
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-past, client-centered atmosphere
  • Knowledge base and experience in writing and reviewing Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) preferred
  • Must be able to analyze data and draw conclusions based on relevant guidelines and industry standards
  • Local candidates preferred

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. A benefits package including medical, dental and 401(k) is also offered.

Pacific BioLabs is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected factors.

Click to apply for this position