Permanent Study Director/ Principle Investigator- La Jolla in La Jolla at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our labratory is a well-established and growing CRO headquartered in San Diego. We have an opening for a Study Director/Senior Study Director/Principal Investigator (PI) to join our Contract Research Services team.

We are seeking a highly motivated, detail orientated, well organized, and skilled Study Director/PI. This is a great opportunity for an individual to join a rapidly growing company with lots of runway.

This position will assist in directing the design and management of pre-clinical In Vivo studies. This Study Director must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, possess a positive attitude, and work well under pressure.


  • Ph.D. in biology or related field.
  • Experiences in assays related to cancer, immunology, pharmacology and toxicology in animal testing
  • Direct management experience preferred
  • 3 - 5 years of laboratory research experience with demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles
  • Must have excellent customer service, written communication, and organizational skills.
  • Experience preparing study protocols, amendments, and reports for studies.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and PRISM.
  • Experience working with a data capturing system preferred.

Essential Duties:

  • Author, review and maintain study protocols.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on client calls or in person meetings.
  • Interpret and analyze data for interim and final reports.
  • Monitor multiple complex studies and
  • Execution and management of all aspects of In-Vivo projects.
  • Manage Research Associates
  • Communicate study events and updates to clients and management.
  • Coordinate technical staff assignment and manage work calendar on studies assigned
  • Participate with IACUC coordination, generate and submit IACUC protocols.
  • Review and approve study plans, animal orders, formulation procedures, randomizations and study timelines.
  • Must be a team-player and able to multi-task with high level attention to details
  • Serve as liaison between the company and study subcontractors.
  • Assist in developing new procedures, SOPs and study designs.
  • Respond to quality assurance audits.
  • Interact with the technical teams on a regular basis to ensure studies are being conducted to meet the requirements of protocols.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule:

  • Weekend and holiday work are required in this position; in addition to, extra hours during emergency situations and for study related activities.