Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Research Associate – preclinical studies

Job Number: 34664

Location: 10865 Road To The Cure San Diego, CA 92121

Job Description


Key Responsibilities:

  • Previous experience with animal handling and dosing techniques.
  • Perform in vivo lab procedures including but not limited to rodent dosing (ip, iv, sc, im, etc.) studies, breeding setups and husbandry, genotyping sample collection, blood/tissue collections. 
  • Proficient in administering substances by intravenous (IV) -MUST-, intraperitoneal (IP), subcutaneous (SC), intramuscular (IM) and Intertumoral (IT) injections. 
  • Follow established research guidelines and policies for animal care activities. 
  • Recognize, understand, and adhere to IACUC approved protocols, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage genotyping assay development and sample processing Collect experimental data from animals to include weight, blood analyses or other tests based off project support. 
  • Perform in vivo procedures to evaluate PK/PD and efficacy of therapeutic candidates. 
  • Experience in the collection of biological specimens (blood via submandibular and/or cardiac puncture), necropsies and tissue collection.
  • Experience with IVIS imaging is preferred but not necessary.
  • Ability to assist in downstream tissue processing/analysis is preferred. 
  • Experience with protein-based assays (i.e. Western Blots, ELISA, flow cytometry)
  • Execute, troubleshoot, and optimize standard protocols.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain laboratory notebook, to analyze results, and effectively communicate findings to the organization at internal meetings.

Required Skills


  • Bachelor or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology, or similar discipline. 
  • Significant experience working with animal models is required.
  • Passionate about scientific discovery, self-motivated, and eager to learn new skills and contribute to the success of the organization.
  • Exhibits flexibility and a commitment to scientific excellence.
  • Highly motivated, hands-on experimentalist who thrives in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Computer skills: working knowledge of MS-Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required. Knowledge of graphing software (e.g., GraphPad prism) and basic understanding of statistical analyses is a plus.


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