Senior Research Associate/Research Associate, in vivo

San Carlos, CA
Jun 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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 who will be key in advancing our preclinical scientific activities. The role will primarily use in vivo studies to assess aging processes through rodent behavioral, surgical, histological and biochemical techniques. Focus on both peripheral and CNS biology relevant to a range of age-related disorders will be explored.The role is critical in assisting the scientific team in advancing our therapeutic understandings. This person will be involved in establishing, validating, and implementing methodologies in Alkahest’s laboratories and is thus pivotal to the company’s mission. The studies performed will involve cutting edge science and require innovative concepts and strategies. The role requires dedication to drive science, flexibility, excellent communication and organization, and will interact with a team of scientists and research associates to drive multiple projects in parallel.


  • Designing, planning, and performing rodent in vivo experiments.
  • Administering test agent injections, performing cognitive and locomotive behavioral assessments
  • Performing surgeries, perfusion, brain sectioning, immunohistochemistry and microscopy
  • Establishing and executing biochemical analysis procedures
  • Establishing new inhouse translational models for new indications
  • Maintaining familiarity with current scientific literature
  • Investigating and developing new methods and technologies for project advancement
  • Interfacing on a regular basis with lead scientific staff to organize, coordinate, schedule and execute experimental work. This may include designing, performing, and presenting experimental paradigms
  • Assumes overall project responsibility for a research program including experimental design under general direction of supervisor
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in a field related to biomedical research, neuroscience, animal behavior or animal sciences
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively advancing responsibilities and technical experience
  • Industry and/or academic lab experience
  • Experience in rodent handling is necessary
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry and microscopy is required
  • Experience in rodent behavioral assays is critical
  • Strong communication skills that enable the individual to interact with all levels of management, technical and scientific personnel
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook