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  • Research Associate Supervisor

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    Altasciences Preclinical Services
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    Do you want a fast-paced, exciting and innovative career in research? Altasciences Preclinical Services is currently seeking a Research Associate Supervisor to be based out of the Seattle, Washington Area.

    The Research Associate Supervisor oversees the technical aspects and daily activities of the Scientific Services functional team. Responsibilities include- directing supervision of Research Associates and/or Research Specialists in the vivarium; conducting interviewing, hiring, and training of employees; planning, assigning, and directing work for employees and well as managing their performance and addressing complaints/resolving problems pertaining to the function of Scientific Services.


    About Altasciences Preclinical Services:


    Altasciences Preclinical Services is renowned for its diverse range of safety assessment services and NHP expertise. Our enthusiasm for customized services that focus on the needs of our clients positions us as the uncommon CRO: uncommonly accessible, flexible and responsive. Located just north of Seattle, WA, our team of experts in Toxicology, Pathology, Exploratory Research and Bioanalysis make the client relationship a top priority. We believe the experience is as important as the science that drives it. We believe a better future is possible for everyone and we’re using our nonclinical proficiency to support medical science advancements that will lead to pharmaceutical cures. Want to be a part of a dynamic team that provides continuous professional development opportunities? Work with Altasciences Preclinical Services and set your future in motion!




    • Carry out supervisory responsibilities such as- interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and rewarding/disciplining employees.
    • Create, review, and revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) relating to animals, technical procedures, and facility issues.
    • Assist managing workload, balancing across Scientific Services to ensure optimal study results- including scheduling, planning, and equipment/resource allocation.
    • Monitor progress of studies during the In-Life phases to verify adherence to study guidelines and time lines.
    • Determine the training required of department staff and work closely with Trainers to ensure compliance to training requirements..  
    • Ensure staff adherence to study and facility conduct as described in study protocol, SOPs, laws and applicable regulations.
    • Ensure all study and facility conduct and documentation are in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations.
    • Investigate and follow up on reports regarding clinical issues with animals, data collection or equipment problems and resolve when possible.
    • Provide management with feedback and answers to questions and concerns regarding studies and technical needs.
    • Ensure Scientific Services work activities are in alignment with Department goals and objectives.



    • Bachelor's degree, in science and/or relevant experience
    • Ideally 3-5 years relevant working experience
    • Ideally LATG and/or CMAR certification
    • Can lead and motivate employees, acting as role model.
    • Communicate effectively with all levels of individuals throughout the company.
    • Can work in a high stress environment- he/she is organized, and performance driven.
    • Can identify and resolve problems effectively
    • Ability to read and interpret documents- such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, software manuals, study documents, and procedure manuals
    • Ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Able to adapt easily to new software programs.
    • Holiday/Weekend/Evening Work hours may be required
    • Ability to lift 26 to 50 pounds

    What We Offer:

    • Competitive salary
    • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
    • 401K
    • Life insurance
    • Relaxed dress code
    • Paid holidays
    • Paid Time Off
    • On-site cafeteria and gym
    • Company events, including happy hours, team building competitions, lunches and much more.

    Altasciences Preclinical Services, Seattle LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status.


    Altasciences Preclinical Services uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit



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