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Research Associate

San Diego Metro Area, CA

Posted: 06/07/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -062019-25043
The Research Associate/Associate Scientist is an integral part of our In Vivo Pharmacology department and its prosecution of research projects in the areas of neuroscience and others, as appropriate (metabolic disease, inflammatory/autoimmune disorders, fibrosis etc). The successful incumbent will work collaboratively with all team members as appropriate across all disciplines in order to ensure studies are conducted in accordance with general scientific standards and specific project requirements. This position offers great possibilities for continued growth with exposure to all aspects of disease model and drug development studies including, but not limited to study design, scheduling, execution, sample collection and preparation, expert dose administration techniques and data analysis and presentation. The Associate Scientist will also be in a position to offer training and oversight to less experienced team members, thus enhancing the team s productivity and overall contributions within the company.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • B.S. in Biology and 3+ years of experience in a research setting
  • Hands-on experience including a high level of expertise and proficiency in all routes of dose administration (skills intended to minimize variability and animal stress), sample collection (serial and terminal) and in vivo measures of efficacy in rodent efficacy/disease models
  • Administration of immune sensitizers and challenge agents in rodent models of autoimmune/inflammatory disease
  • Ability to follow a protocol and/or suggest ways to improve/make more efficient
  • Interpret data and apply to the design of follow-on studies
  • Prepare and document dose formulations
  • Proficient at identifying apparent treatment-related behavioral and/or health issues in PK, efficacy and toxicology studies
  • Comfortable use of computers, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, graphical presentation software, e-mail and internet
  • Highly detail-oriented, able to accurately follow protocols and possesses strong record keeping and documentation skills
  • Capable of working within a fast-paced team environment and concurrently being involved in numerous ongoing projects
  • Ability to work independently within and as an integral part of a collaborative work environment (i.e., an excellent team player)
  • Good organizational, record keeping and oral and written communication skills
  • Motivated, detail-oriented person with a strong interest in driving productivity in clinically-directed research
  • Positively contribute to a work environment that fosters professionalism, mutual respect, teamwork, output and collaboration
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