Research Associate I II 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Perform a variety of animal procedures to support company and client research projects (e.g., set up the study forms, set up the procedure rooms, label and ship samples, etc.).
  • Conduct various procedures including routes of drug administration (oral, SC, IP, IM, IV), blood and tissue collection and grafting techniques.
  • Operate and maintain lab equipment (e.g., isoflurane machine).
  • Work under the direction of direct supervisor. Be responsible for the physical environment for a group of assigned laboratory animals.
  • Operate computer terminal and responsible for data entry.
  • Maintain accurate study records in a legible and organized manner.
  • Assist in maintaining lab/facility inventories.
  • Complete study reports.
  • Perform other job duties after training or under supervision.
  • Accommodate varying workload and work on weekends, holidays, and evenings, when needed.
  • Perform routine animal health related tasks when needed (e.g., change cages or food).
  • Requires a BS in the biological sciences or relevant area and 0-3 years of academic/industry working experience or 5+ years as a Research Associate in a CRO or pharma/biotech.
  • Must have a general understanding of animal welfare regulations and of the importance of ethical use of animals in research.
  • Able to learn principles of sanitation and disinfection.
  • Must be able to write carefully, precisely and diligently.
  • Have strong organizational skills in performing assigned tasks without supervision.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to multitask.
  • Flexible to adjust work schedule to accommodate varying workload.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Able to operate a computer terminal and the server.
  • Have good oral communication skills.
  • Skills in animal survival surgeries (cannulation, orthotopic or SC tumor removal, perfusions etc.).
  • Experience with IVIS bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture.
  • Familiar with a variety of animal models in pharmacokinetics, toxicology, oncology, metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and immune disorders.
  • Knowledge of drug development and in vivo pharmacology is preferred.

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