(Sr.) Research Associate, In Vivo - Redwood City, CA | Biospace
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(Sr.) Research Associate, In Vivo

R&D Partners

Redwood City, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Contract, Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

The Research Associate (RA) will work assisting the in vivo preclinical studies in the oncology research program. In this role, the RA will perform multiple efficacy studies testing various therapeutic agents and combination regimens in mouse tumor models.

• Perform in vivo studies to evaluate anti-cancer efficacy of test agents in tumor mouse models
• Monitor mice groups enrolled in drug efficacy and mechanism of action studies
• Perform drug dosing by various routes of administration
• Monitor in-life study measurements:
           - tumor volume
           - body weight
           - tracking overall health condition
           - survival of mice
• Entering data in animal management software
• Availability to work on weekends (rotating schedule)
• Follow laboratory safety guidelines and practices


• B.S. in Biology or related field with 5+ years of direct experience with mouse syngeneic and/or xenograft tumor models in a commercial vivarium

• Absolutely Required: Demonstrated experience with subcutaneous tumor models. And ability to work independently, to perform multiple mouse studies simultaneously and to report study data

• Experience with orthotopic tumor models is desirable (models of renal cell carcinoma, colorectal cancer and mammary carcinoma)
• Experience with tasks related to efficacy studies:
           - tumor cell implantation
           - tumor volume measurement
           - blood draws (survival and terminal bleed)
           - necropsy and tissue collection and processing
• Experience with dosing of therapeutic agents by various routes of administration (IP, oral gavage and IV)
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to collaborate with the scientific team
• Proficiency in animal welfare and overall knowledge of federal guidelines for animal care and use

NOTE: Vivarium and is offsite. Candidate needs to be able to commute between the office and vivarium.

local candidates preferred

email kbuck@r-dpartners.com with questions