Laboratory Operations Manager (In Vivo Study Services)


We are hiring a Laboratory Operations Manager (in vivo study services).  This position will be based in Rockville, MD, and will manage the daily operation, schedule, and performance of in vivo studies. Interested candidates should send application and resume to [email protected].

Highly desirable candidates will have strong experience with in vivo pharmacology studies in mice and demonstrated in vivo technical expertise (compound administration, blood collection, necropsy).  Appropriate candidates will have strong organizational skills, demonstrated leadership skills, a focus on continuous improvement, and team building abilities.  This position will play a central role in the continued expansion and evolution of the Champions Oncology Laboratory Operations department.


  • Manage and monitor the day-to-day performance of in vivo studies; arrange for adequate staffing at all times; and, monitor daily operations to ensure all SOPs are being followed.
  • Provide the proper training and ensure competency of staff.
  • Create, maintain, and review laboratory-related SOPs to ensure they reflect current work practices.
  • Assist with regulatory and sponsor audits of the facility and studies.
  • Involved in quality investigations, resolution, and implementation of appropriate corrective action, when necessary.


  • Experience with in vivo pharmacology studies in mice: efficacy, MTD, and PK/PD. Experience with oncology studies required.
  • Scientific oversight and project management experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience in animal welfare and governmental regulations regarding preclinical studies (AAALAC, OLAW).
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and productively in a team-oriented and fast-paced environment.
  • Possess creative problem solving skills and the ability to exercise sound and accurate judgment in making timely decisions.
  • Possess superior planning, organizational, computer, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to network and negotiate effectively.


  • BS degree in biology, pharmacology, or related field required.
  • Extensive in vivo research experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the working of a contract research organization.

Experience in project management preferred.