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Specialist Veterinary Associate Scientist

North Potomac, MD 20878

Posted: 06/02/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 568491 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Target Pay Rate: 30-43.71/hr **salary will be commensurate with experience 

Job Description: 

Client has a 6 month opportunity for a Specialist Veterinary Associate Scientist position within the Bioscience Cardiovascular group of the Early Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism department (eCVRM). The successful candidate should have hands-on in vivo pharmacology experience, particularly in rodent models of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and heart failure. Some experience with ex vivo lab techniques including tissue gene expression, ELISAs, western blot analysis etc. is required. The successful candidate will be involved with hands on experimental work, including the design, execution and interpretation of experimental data. Additionally, the candidate will present results to the eCVRM group and project team meetings. The ability to work well in a team environment, and to interact with departments outside of eCVRM is essential for this position.


Education: Degree in a biological science field BS and 2+ years of relevant experience

Core responsibilities:
  • Highly proficient in working with rodent models of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and heart failure - hands on expertise in animal handling, dosing (SC, IV, PO and IM), and necropsy tissue collections (essential)
  • Independently execute ex vivo analysis of blood/tissue samples including blood panel, qPCR gene expression, Western blots, and ELISAs (essential)
  • Take part in all experimental work, including the design, analysis and interpretation of data from these experiments (essential)
  • Prepare and present scientific data to eCVRM in vivo group meetings (essential) and project team meetings (desirable)
  • Develop an understanding of the scientific basis of the eCVRM project pipeline, to be able to successfully execute experiments needed to meet the requirements of the projects involved with (essential)
  • Contribute to eCVRM preclinical model work and/or development including areas of heart failure, cardiomyopathy, microbiome, obesity, dyslipidemia, and diabetic kidney disease (essential)
  • Execution of cardiovascular in vivo assays including and measurement food intake (desirable)
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