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Research Associate - Histology & Pathology

Alkahest, Inc.

San Carlos, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Assay Development, In Vivo, Pathology,

Job Description

Uniquely positioned to enhance quality of life in aging, we are pioneering science that is rapidly being translated to the clinic. Our approaches utilize in vivo, proteomic, and molecular techniques to identify therapeutics and apply them to patients.

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven research associate to join our team. This individual will be key in advancing our preclinical scientific activities in a broad realm of therapeutic areas that may include neuroscience, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, oncology and others.

The role will primarily use in vivo studies to assess the pathophysiology of relevant diseases, and their modulation by therapeutics, using histological and biochemical techniques. This person will be involved in histological processing and pathological analysis of a large array of tissue samples as well as assisting in dosing and behavior in in vivo studies. The role requires dedication, flexibility, excellent communication and organization, and will interact with a team of scientists and research associates to drive multiple projects in parallel. We offer a competitive compensation package.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
¥   Histochemical processing and staining of a variety of tissue samples
¥   Microscopy and image analysis
¥   Biochemical analysis of tissues (i.e. RT-qPCR, Western blot, ELISA)
¥   Dosing in mice (i.v., i.p., p.o., and s.c. injections)
¥   Maintaining familiarity with current scientific literature
¥   Investigating and developing new methods and technologies for project advancement


BS/MS degree from an accredited college/university in a field related to biomedical research, physiology, pathology, or animal sciences.
¥   Minimum of 1 year of industry and/or academic lab experience
¥   Experience in histopathology of multiple tissues and organs is necessary
¥   Experience in rodent handling and dosing is an advantage
¥   Experience in rodent behavioral assays is an advantage
¥   Ability to work collaboratively
¥   Strong communication skills that enable the individual to interact with all levels of management, technical and scientific personnel.