Employee Spotlights

Rafael Molina Noble
"My favorites are oncology studies since they are very challenging and intensive."

Rafael Molina

Senior Research Animal Technician

Rafael joined the Noble team in 2016 after working in the biotechnology field since 1995. As a Senior Research Animal Technician, he is responsible for administering medications, collecting and processing blood samples, observing and recording all physical signs of animal health and reporting all study changes. As part of his duties, Rafael works closely with the study director on addressing quality assurance, assists in determining compliance with GLP and ensures the cleanliness and sanitation of the laboratory space. In 2023, Noble recently awarded Rafael with a certificate of recognition for his outstanding work as a Senior Research Animal Technician. His contribution to our team has been invaluable, and we appreciate his commitment, positive outlook, and dedication. Get to know Rafael in this month's spotlight questions.

Rafael Molina

Senior Research Animal Technician

Q: Tell us about your background/career path and your current position at Noble Life Sciences (NLS).

Rafael: I graduated and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Electrical Systems from the National Institute Isidro Menendez in El Salvador. I started working in the Biotechnology field in 1995 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Received my certification from ALAAS in 1997 as a Laboratory Animal Technician.

Q: How long have you worked at NLS and what do you like about working here?

Rafael: I have been working with NLS since 2016. I enjoy working on a daily basis with my co-workers and study directors, as well as with management and administrative staff. I have gained a lot of technical experience through the years working at NLS, especially with the variety of animal models used for Vaccines, Oncology and Bacteriology projects, and others.

Q: What has been one of your favorite projects/tasks at Noble?

Rafael: My favorites are Oncology studies since they are very challenging and intensive.

Q: What does your day-to-day activity at Noble look like?

Rafael: We are very busy all day long, but the good part is that I enjoy working with my technical team and animal care.

Q: What do you look forward to when you come to work every day?

Rafael: To complete my daily tasks and to make sure all technical procedures are performed as per guidelines.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Rafael: I enjoy my days with my daughter playing or shopping.

Q: What advice do you have for a prospective Noble employee?

Rafael: My advice is to be ready for a family commitment environment at NLS that will provide special support technically and to care for the well-being of the animals involved in our research facility.

Noble Scientists have experience designing and implementing a variety of animal models to characterize oncology drug candidates for efficacy, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, toxicity and bioavailability. Learn more about our Oncology CRO capabilities here.

Get to know the Noble team