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Supervisor, Study Services

Champions Oncology

Rockville, MD, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Industry: Life Sciences
  • Post Date: 09/23/2022
  • Website: championsoncology.com
  • Company Address: One University Plaza, Suite 307, Hackensack, NJ, 07601

About Champions Oncology

Champions Oncology, Inc. provides an end-to-end range of research and development solutions and services that improve the productivity of oncology drug development. Using both in vitro to in vivo testing platforms companies can leverage the expertise at Champions Oncology to help guide decision making for clinical development scenarios.

Job Description

ABOUT US: Champions Oncology is a technology-enabled research organization that leverages an end-to-end range of research and development solutions to improve the productivity of oncology drug development. Using computational and experimental testing platforms, Champions Oncology improves decision making for effective therapeutic development. Our team is passionate and self-motivated working together to accelerate the challenges of oncology drug development and ultimately improve patients’ lives around the world.

 

TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION:  Supervisor, Study Services  

                             

REPORTS TO: Director, Laboratory Operations

 

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: Support in vivo oncology studies in mice as a Supervisor of Study Services.  Directly manage staff.  Responsible for providing leadership to the Study Services Team and interfacing with cross company teams. Duties and responsibilities:

  • Hire and manage small teams of technicians, apprentices, and assistants within Study Services, including competency assessments and skill development plans
  • Coordinate with cross-functional groups, management, and Project Leadership
  • Review draft and final protocols, extract relevant information and assign responsibilities to staff, including study initiation and cross company coordination
  • Evaluate, train, and mentor staff, including review of daily work task completion and monthly metrics
  • Lead weekly and daily meetings to ensure task completion in timely manner
  • Improve procedures and processes and investigate deviations and near-misses
  • Create, review, and edit Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and processes
  • May act as lead technician on studies
  • Perform in-life technical procedures, therapeutic agent administration, and care for all animals
  • Provide animal welfare assessments, including body weight and tumor volume measurement
  • Provide perioperative animal care, including analgesia and anesthesia administration
  • Record data using laboratory information management systems
  • Work weekends and holidays on rotating basis

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • BS/MS degree in biology, pharmacology, or related field, or minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • At least 1 year supervisory or management experience
  • Experience in contract research animal facility or industry setting is preferred
  • AALAS certification required (LAT or preferably LATG)
  • Experience with preclinical in vivo pharmacology or oncology studies in mice
  • Technical in vivo and data analysis skills
  • Ability to work effectively and productively in a team-oriented environment while maintaining a strong sense of accountability, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and the ability to exercise sound and accurate judgment in making timely decisions.
  • Superior planning, organizational, computer, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assist with other duties in a dynamic environment
  • Understanding of animal welfare and clinical testing regulations and standards (e.g. AAALAC, CLIA)
  • Ability to observe safety and security procedures

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Must be able to sit and use hands to finger, handle and feel
  • Must be able to lift and move packages weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time using a computer in a typical office environment in a multi-level facility
  • Some activities require repetitive motion and reaching, pulling or pushing
  • In carrying out the duties of the job there will be frequent exposure to fumes and chemical hazards
  • Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue

This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary. Champions Oncology is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

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