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Veterinary Scientist
Pharmaron Carlsbad, CA

Veterinary Scientist

Carlsbad, CA
Expired: August 14, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $48 to $55 Hourly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Pharmaron (San Diego) is seeking a skilled Veterinary Scientist with a strong background in lab animal (in vivo) research and expertise in surgical techniques. This pivotal role involves supporting the development and maintenance of in vivo models to screen therapeutics and devices for various disorders. Proficiency in surgical procedures, dosing, and sampling techniques will be crucial to facilitate protocol development and enhance preclinical studies.

Primary responsibilities:

This position requires a broad knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of small and large animals to help develop and support in vivo models to screen therapeutics and devices being developed for various disorders. Experience with surgical, dosing, and sampling techniques is required. In addition, the Veterinary Scientist is responsible for assisting in the clinical care of animals on surgical studies, including post-operative monitoring and evaluations.

Other important functions include:
  • Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical, and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
  • Provide clinical and technical support to internal and external customers regarding surgical models and services.
  • Serve as the Research Lead or Study Director responsible for preclinical studies in various species.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of study protocols and reports.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review, and facility inspections.
  • Assist in activities to ensure the facility complies with all applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards related to animal care and use (e.g., USDA, FDA, and AAALAC).
  • Train staff on in-vivo procedures.
  • Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
  • Will administer controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • May develop new or innovative surgical techniques or other procedural improvements appropriate to research studies.
  • Perform special projects and assist with administrative efforts as needed.

Candidate Requirements:
  • Background in lab animal (in vivo) research with a focus on surgical techniques is a must.
  • Ability to perform study duties and responsibilities in multiple species with minimal supervision.
  • Must be flexible to work various schedules and hours and provide comprehensive, after-hours, and on-call coverage as needed.
  • Position requires effective communication skills with the internal team and external clients, along with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to adapt to a dynamic team environment.

  • Degree in veterinary medicine (BVM or DVM) preferred.
  • Graduate level degree (e.g., M.S. /Ph.D.) in pharmaceutical sciences, life sciences, or pharmacology considered.

  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant industry experience, depending on education level.
  • Experience with both small and large animals preferred.
  • Working knowledge of imaging modalities (i.e., TEE, C-arm) will be a plus.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the requirements for GLP study execution and documentation is required.


Pharmaron cares about our work community and offers a variety of benefits, allowing employees to customize a benefits package that meets their personal needs. Company benefits include the following:
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Plan with Employer Contribution
  • Health Reimbursement Account Funded by Employer
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Life and AD&D Insurance 100% Employer Paid
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance for Employee, Spouse & Child(ren)
  • Short and Long Term Disability 100% Employer Paid
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Employee Assistance Program

About Pharmaron

Pharmaron (Stock Code: 300759.SZ/3759.HK) is a premier R&D service provider for the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities, and established a broad spectrum of research, development and manufacturing service capabilities throughout the entire drug discovery, preclinical and clinical development process across multiple therapeutic modalities, including small molecules, biologics and CGT products. With over 19,000 employees, and operations in China, the U.S., and the U.K., Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan and China.

Pharmaron is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.




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