Research Associate, In Vivo

Ambrx, Inc.
La Jolla, CA or San Diego, CA
Jul 25, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ambrx is a biopharmaceutical company enabling a new field of protein medicinal chemistry, using a fundamentally new technology that directs incorporation of amino acids beyond nature’s conserved set into biosynthetic proteins to produce high value biologics products.  

We are seeking a self-starting Research Associate to work with our Pharmacology group within our dynamic fast-paced research organization.


  • Manipulation and handling of mice and rats in adherence with IACUC protocols
  • Familiar with common in vivo study parameters: tissue culture/sterile techniques, tumor cell implantation, tumor and body weight measurements, dosing regimens (IV, IP, & oral Gavage), clinical observations, and necropsy / tissue collections. Familiarity with FACS a plus
  • Documents the data, completes data analysis, and compiles laboratory reports of studies.
  • Provides interpretations and analysis of results and capable of presenting data to group meetings.
  • Troubleshoots problems and develops solutions to technical problems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline and at least 1-2 years of in vivo experience in an oncology focused industry setting is preferred

Range of technical expertise:

  • Ability to troubleshoot effectively and solve scientific problems with minimal supervision
  • Ability to find, read and understand relevant scientific literature
  • Willing and able to work under the pressure of deadlines and find solutions to meet timelines
  • Ability to work across teams by being a flexible team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable using computers, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Prism, e-mail, and internet
  • Good organizational and time-management skills. Ability to multi-task with a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy.

To be considered as an applicant, please submit your resume/CV referencing the specific position of interest to  Applicants whose qualifications and experience most closely match the requirements of the position will be reviewed.  Candidates will only be contacted for evaluative discussions. Ambrx offers competitive compensation & benefits.