Manager, Resource Facility
Xenon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:XENE) – a biopharmaceutical company with operations in Vancouver, BC, Canada and Boston, MA, USA – is advancing an exciting pipeline of therapies for neurological disorders, with a particular focus on innovative treatments for epilepsy.
Xenon has a number of promising therapeutics in clinical development, valuable collaborations with pharmaceutical partners, and innovative early-stage research underway and also has a strong balance sheet to support its continued growth in 2021 and beyond.
We are a collaborative, ambitious, and driven team with a common mission to improve the lives of patients with neurological disorders. Creating a healthy and productive work environment is a priority, and we understand the importance of investing in our employees’ growth and development. We support charities and volunteerism, knowing that when our people contribute to their local communities, they are gaining new experiences and becoming even better leaders. Xenon’s employees are smart, passionate, and driven by their incredibly important work to discover, develop and deliver new medicines for patients in need. We are looking for talented and determined individuals who thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment to join our team during this transformative time for the company. If you want to learn more about job opportunities at Xenon, please visit www.xenon-pharma.com.
We are seeking a Manager, Resource Facility to join our team. This is a permanent, full-time, laboratory-based position at Xenon’s Burnaby, BC office. The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of the Resource Facility department in support of various pre-clinical activities to advance Xenon’s drug discovery pipeline. The candidate will collaborate closely with the In Vivo Pharmacology team and across the Discovery leadership team. With a passion for research and commitment to high animal welfare standards, the Manager, Resource Facility will work closely with Xenon Animal Care Committee members to ensure ongoing CCAC compliance and strive to exceed current standards. This position comprises of 60% administrative and managerial tasks and 40% hands-on support of the team in completing daily animal care and facility maintenance duties.
- Recommend, implement, manage and actively contribute to efficient and effective processes to ensure resource facility objectives are regularly met. This includes inventory management, good record keeping, overseeing repairs and replacement of laboratory equipment, and ensuring that the facility is regularly cleaned, sanitized and organized.
- Provide hands-on animal care and ensure the team adheres to husbandry and animal care commitments in accordance with CCAC guidelines. Participate in the cross-functional Xenon Animal Care Committee to support internal operations and recommend and implement improvements and refinements.
- Prepare formulations and collect biological samples as needed. Ensure all formulations are prepared as requested and compound use is accurately recorded by the team.
- Build strong relationships across the Discovery team, in particular with the In Vivo, In Vitro and Facilities departments, as well as with third-party vendors. Work towards collaboration, problem-solving and meeting goals.
- Work with the Resource Facility team to support a 7-day operational schedule; provide support on weekends as required from time to time.
- Recruit, lead, direct, develop, coach and evaluate direct reports in accordance with the Company’s Human Resource policies and practices.
- Plan and manage budget proposals and approved budgets in accordance with the Company’s strategic and operating plans and Finance policies.
- Other duties as required from time to time.
- Act in accordance with Company policies, including, for example, the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and ensure policies are understood and followed by direct reports, if any.
- A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant life sciences field with 5+ years of experience working with animals in research either in academia or in industry.
- Previous experience as a people manager is desired.
- Detail-oriented with good organizational, time management and observational skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; desire to work collaboratively as part of a team.
- Competent using Microsoft Office and eager to become proficient in the use of in-house software solutions.
- Ability to exercise mature judgment and discretion.
- Familiar with CCAC guidelines; CALAS certification preferred.
To apply for this position, visit our job posting here and click 'Apply Now'. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the volume of applicants, only those chosen for interview will be contacted.