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PRE-CLINICAL SAFETY TESTING - Making Cures Safe for Human Testing

Before a drug can be tested on humans it must be considered safe and yield results when being tested on animals. Are you a detail oriented person that enjoys doing research? Can you follow procedures, document results and conduct analysis? Careers in pre-clinical safety testing require deep attention to detail to make sure the drugs are producing positive results before they are given to humans.

If you see a Pre-Clinical Safety Testing job title that looks interesting, click it to learn more about the job, required education, the salary and work environment.

Entry Level Jobs

Description:
Preparation of slides for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s); Process paperwork; prepares specimens for examination by the pathologist; provides assistance to pathologist during special procedures; performs histologic procedures to provide the pathologist with slides for microscopic examination
Education:
High School diploma, ASCP certification and Associate Degree preferredHigh School diploma, ASCP certification and Associate Degree preferred
Salary Range:
$38,000 - $63,000; Average: $45,250
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic industry.
Description:
Operate cage wash equipment & critical equipment, and conduct sanitation practices for a laboratory animal facility. Daily husbandry care for a variety of laboratory animal species, including environmental enrichment and daily observations of animals' health.
Education:
H.S. diploma; AS degree in Life Science/Animal Science is preferred
Salary Range:
$30,000-$62,400; Average: $45,292
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic industry.
Description:
Responsible for the daily care of research animals for experimental purposes; performs some surgery and postoperative care as directed; responsible for overseeing animals and supplies, maintenance of facility equipment, cleaning of cages and racks, and observation of animal health status; supervises activities and staff of the animal facility.
Education:
High school diploma, associate’s degree in veterinary technician or related program, and/or certification in laboratory animal technology or veterinary technology and 0-3 of related experience
Salary Range:
$30,100-$48,000; Average: $38,500
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic industry.

Mid Level Jobs

Description:
Develop data management plans; Generate data queries; Design and validate pre-clinical databases; Design forms for receiving, processing, or tracking data; Process pre-clinical data; Perform quality control audits; Monitor work productivity or quality; Supervise the work of data management project staff.
Education:
Master's degree in Chemistry, Biology or another Life Science with statistical or data analysis experience.
Salary Range:
$39,300-$96,900; Average: $63,600
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic and Pharmaceutical industry.
Description:
Develops sample preparation processes; performs molecular biology assay development and quantitative methods; contributes to verification and validation studies
Education:
BS degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 3 years of experience
Salary Range:
$33,800-$63,000; Average: $45,250
Work Environment:
$33,800-$63,00This job is found in the Diagnostic and Pharmaceutical industry.; Average: $45,250

Advanced Level Jobs

Description:
Responsible for the identification, development, evaluation, and/or implementation of new technologies and products that support business goals; identifies, defines, solves and/or prevents problems of a broad scope and high complexity.
Education:
BS or MS with at least 10-15 years experience, PhD in related discipline and 8-10 years experience preferred
Salary Range:
$47,100 - $215,400; Average: $102, 500
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industry.
Description:
Conduct research on human diseases and improving health; primarily conduct research
Education:
Doctoral or Professional degree; no experience required
Salary Range:
$50,700-$95,225; Average: $75,500
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Pharmaceutical industry.
Description:
Designs and oversees toxicology studies; participates in the assessment of products and initiates any needed testing
Education:
PhD in biological sciences or MD and 0-2 years of experience
Salary Range:
$70,800-$110,200; Average: $90,500
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Pharmaceutical industry.