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Study Supervisor

Everett, WA, USA Req #951
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, manufacturing and analytical services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Kansas City, KS,Seattle, WA and Philadelphia, PA.
Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.

Do you have a passion to work in research and around animals!  Do you communicate effectively with all levels of individuals and can deliver results in a high energy, fast paced environment? Are you someone who is objective oriented but has the open-minded view to be an “out of-the-box” thinker? If so, then this position may be for you.  The Study Supervisor supervises studies, procedures and research assignments; coordinates duties of personnel and study teams; assists with sample and data collection for research studies.


  • Ensures that assigned studies have appropriately trained staff, necessary supplies, and necessary forms or electronic systems for data collection
  • Performs and trains staff on technical procedures on animals, including; injections, blood
  • draws, collection of urine samples, catheterizations, surgical preparation, restraining, anesthesia, tissue collection, animal disposal
  • Monitors progress of studies during the In-Life phases to verify adherence to study guidelines and timelines
  • Attends and participates in meetings regarding study planning
  • Creates, reviews, and revises Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) relating to animals, technical procedures and facility issues
  • Monitors and reports changes in animal behavior or health, and problems with animal room
  • Monitors and maintains animals and facilities in accordance to applicable laws and regulations
  • Monitors and reports problems with data collection or equipment. Sets up equipment for
  • studies
  • Records and enters raw study data into templates for use by Study Directors
  • Operates and maintains selected laboratory equipment. Ensures equipment is GLP compliant
  • Maintains general organization and cleanliness of work area, including; cleaning and disinfecting procedure rooms and preparation areas
  • Provides technical knowledge to training team in developing training manuals and guidelines
  • Ensures animals are housed in accordance with federal and established guidelines
  • Ensures study conduct as described in Protocol. (e.g., dosing, treatments, surgery schedule,
  • necropsy schedule)
  • Documents study procedures and results in study notebooks in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations (e.g., animal assignment records, anesthesia records, treatment sheets, study events summaries, euthanasia records, necropsy records)
  • Performs QC review study and facility data in a timely manner
  • Completes daily research data (e.g., Protocols, schedules for projects)
  • Assigns and oversees duties to personnel necessary to complete daily schedules
  • Schedules and assigns appropriate animal species for studies in consultation with the Study Scientist or Study Director. Schedules animal and procedure rooms, and surgery suites
  • Reports information regarding clinical problems with the animals, data collection or equipment to project scientist


  • Education: Bachelor's degree, specializing in science and/or equivalent experience
  • 3 plus years working in a research environment
  • LATG certification preferred
  • The ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Info Path, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Able to adapt easily to new software programs
  • The language skills required include, but are not limited to: the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, software manuals, study documents, and
  • procedure manuals; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization
  • Continual GLP training and training on applicable procedures and SOPs within the department
  • Ability to work cross functionally on process improvements


Altasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, August 10, 2020
  • Everett, WA, USA