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 (Veterinary Translational Medicine). You’ll join our R&D: Veterinary Translational Medicine team to offer operational support in sample handling and biomarker assay validation in order to advance our early development pipelines. This role is for someone who is science-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
BA/BS or equivalent experience operating in a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or animal health research setting (prior GLP/GCP experience preferred)
In-depth understanding of research operations and logistics
Exquisite attention to detail, competent at risk identification and mitigation
Exceptional integrity for the welfare of all study participants and personnel
Ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with internal and external team members
Adaptability, creativity, and high-performer in risk-assessment and strategic thinking
Comfortable taking initiative and working cooperatively in a fast-paced startup environment with a dynamic team
Demonstrate scientific expertise and understanding of translational research in drug development
Your daily work will include
Managing and troubleshooting research operations for all aspects of pilot field study management, including set up, lab management, and sample tracking and analysis operations
Source, contact and initiate contracts with external vendors and contract research organizations to execute translational clinical research programs and biomarker assay development processes
Persistent and polite management of private practice, industry, & academic partnerships, external vendors and contract research organizations
Working in close collaboration with R&D, Clinical Operations, and Regulatory teams to streamline operational pipelines for sample handling and tracking, including shipping and storage
Clearly communicate and discuss outcomes with internal, cross-functional team members and external scientific consultants and advisors
While not necessary, we’d be especially excited if you have
Previous experience working with or in veterinary clinical settings highly desirable
Previous experience working with and/or managing external vendors and contract research organizations
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 exploratory R&D studies conducted both in-house and with external research organizations and academic 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.