Loyal is an early stage company developing drugs to help companion dogs live longer, healthier lives. We apply innovative approaches to tackling aging as a disease that can be slowed and improved with medicines. Loyal is an early stage start-up company and is well
funded by top venture capitalists and angels.
Loyal is hiring a Research Operations Manager (Preclinical Development). You’ll join our Preclinical Development team to offer operational support and help coordinate our external research studies and in-house assay development capabilities. You’ll work across specialties from biology to finance to ensure our preclinical drug development pipeline is executed efficiently, rapidly, and to the highest quality. This role is for someone who is 99th-percentile detail-minded, meticulous, organized, and diligent.
Loyal is an early-stage company, which means there are no stringent hierarchies, silos or bureaucracy. While you will be ultimately responsible for executing key research projects, you will have ample opportunity to work with, learn from, and influence other sides of the
Loyal is founded and led by a first-gen, female CEO – we encourage and look forward to diverse applicants.
Education & Qualifications
B.S./B.A. in a STEM field (biology, metabolism, analytical sciences, etc)
In-depth understanding of research operations and logistics
High-level understanding of translational biomarker assays and technologies (ELISA, qPCR)
Adaptability, creativity and high-performer in risk-assessment and strategic thinking
Detailed eye for logistics and problem solving
Demonstrate scientific expertise and understanding of translational research in drug development.
Willing to work and comfortable in a fast-paced startup environment with a dynamic team.
Clear and polite communication skills
Previous experience working with and/or managing external vendors and contract research organizations is a plus
Your daily work will include
Assist with study set up and management of external and in-house preclinical development projects
Exercise your organizational skills to lead key infrastructure development projects to ensure smoothly-operating drug development pipelines
Source, contact and initiate contracts with external vendors and contract research organizations to execute preclinical research programs and biomarker assay development processes
Track biological samples with high attention to detail, record keeping and accuracy
Work cross-functionally with Preclinical Development scientists to prioritize study and assay development timelines
Persistent and polite management of external vendors and contract research organizations
Clearly communicate and discuss results in meetings with the Loyal team
While not necessary, we’d be especially excited if you have
At least 2 years experience in operational and logistical side of in vivo drug development programs
Demonstrable interest or previous work in aging, longevity, age-related diseases, metabolism and/or cognition
Previous experience working in a small, fast-paced biotechnology company.
How You Work & Think
Enthusiastically participate in a team-oriented culture
You need minimal supervision and are able to adapt to the dynamic of a startup environment.
Detail oriented, disciplined, naturally seek ownership and responsibility, and happy working on a mix of the fascinating and the mundane.
Professional and naturally communicates diligently and respectfully with vendors, contractors and the Loyal Team
Clear communicator of scientific topics and challenges.
Loves to learn and is excited to self-teach random topics as relevant to the company and projects.
Ability to meet or beat rapid deadlines and work well under pressure.
Concise, logical thinker who can communicate complicated topics with ease.
Growth mindset, value transparency, seek out feedback and iteration cycles.
Full-time (remote ok) position based in San Francisco, CA
Logistics, management and support of key preclinical pipeline experiments conducted both in-house and with external research organizations and partners
Competitive salary depending on your background & company shares
Full coverage health/dental/vision
Monthly learning budget for books, self-improvement
Monthly wellness budget for gym membership and self care
The Fundamentality of Health | Good health is critical to every other human (and animal!) experience. We believe health is a fundamental right and are dedicating our lives to maximizing health and developing better medicines for the worst diseases.
Truth Seeking & Feedback Loops | Uniquely in biology, there is a predetermined truth of whether a specific drug will work or not — we just have to catch up with biology! We seek out this truth and do not shy away from inconvenient truths. This holds for personal development too: we are always searching for feedback loops and embody a perpetual growth mindset.
Morality & Empathy | We are developing medicines that may one day be given to a living animal, medicines that if designed badly could hurt that animal instead of help. This is a huge responsibility and should be respected as such. Our work needs to adhere to the strictest moral code and always integrate empathy for the patient.
Transparency | We believe full transparency in thoughts, opinions, intentions, and actions (both good ones and mistakes) is a better way to build a business and work together.
Kindness | Great business(wo)men do not need to be ruthless — you can execute excellently with kindness.