Manager, Transgenic Colony Management

Allen Institute for Brain Science   •  

Seattle, WA

5 - 7 years

Posted 239 days ago

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  •  Provide direct supervision and management to the TCM team on a daily basis.
  •  Manage and make decisions on a wide variety of matters relating to the transgenic mouse colony comprised of approximately 400 transgenic lines.
  •  Attend and/or delegate attendance to scientific project team meetings to meet all transgenic colony needs including processing work requests and providing cost analysis and related reports.
  •  Routinely interact with Scientists, PI’s, Program Managers and the veterinarian on all matters pertaining the transgenic colony.
  •  Coordinate, delegate and if necessary perform all phases of working with and maintaining the transgenic colony. 
  •  Be the lead PI on the Institute’s Mouse Breeding Institutional and Animal Use Committee (IACUC) protocol 
  •  Forecast timelines, create and adjust mouse colony sizes and genetics as needed to ensure mouse models are delivered on time to meet project goals and deliverables.  
  •  Provide and support training for the TCM team as deemed necessary to maintain transgenic colony up to AIBS standards and expectations. 
  •  Provide guidance and oversight to maintain animal health and well-being in accordance with the “NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”.
  •  Maintain accurate laboratory documentation using established methods, which may include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, our custom Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Animal Tracking Database (LabTracks), and others.
  •  Contribute, create, edit and audit Work Instructions (WI) and standard operating procedures (SOPs), as requested by departmental Associate Director.  



  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science
  • 5 or more years of related work experience and/or training.
  • Deep knowledge of transgenic mouse technology and genetics
  • 2+ years working with complex Cre lines
  • Intermediate level ability with MS Office and otherrequired software programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of managing staff, including hiring, mentoring, and providing constructive feedback
  • Advance degree in life science