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Research Associate, Vivarium

Alameda, CA 94501

Posted: 10/23/2023 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 589882 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


We are seeking a highly motivated research associate to join our team. The selected candidate will be working with a tight-knit team to support the research efforts of the company.  This position is working in the onsite vivarium and the candidate must have prior experience working in this environment.
  • Perform rodent dosing and blood collection in support studies
  • Proficient with all manner of traditional routes of drug administration - IV, IP, PO, IN.
  • Perform routine duties in this function specific to prepping mice for studies; shaving, animal identification (e.g., tail marking, ear notching)
  • Work independently and under minimal supervision
  • Work cross-functionally with multiple teams within the organization to achieve goals
  • Monitor health of laboratory mice as specified by senior staff
    • Adhere to animal welfare rules and regulations as instructed by management
  • Maintain and complete documentation of all study procedures and data in an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) and/or other animal tracking software
  • Supply ordering and animal procurement
  • Vivarium maintenance including restocking supplies
  • Share husbandry duties and facility maintenance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related discipline with training in handling of rodents
  • 1-3 years minimum of hands-on experience with laboratory rodents
  • Strong motivation, independence, and ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Organized and disciplined about record keeping
  • Experience with any animal data software a plus
  • Able to perform occasional physical labor involving lifting weight up to 30 pounds
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, motivated to excel, attentive to detail
  • Efficient working alone with minimal supervision or collaboratively in a group environment
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