In Vivo Research Associate

Milpitas, California
Oct 04, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

About Us:

Vium empowers biomedical investigators with technology that accelerates the preclinical drug discovery and development pipeline. Researchers can design, run, and analyze experiments that rapidly surface insights and high volumes of quality data. The platform improves the speed and reproducibility of preclinical research so that it is more predictive of how drugs perform in humans. The result is that better therapies get moved more quickly to patients who need them. Founded in 2013, we have a proven product, an awesome team, happy clients, smart investors and advisors, and plans to double in 2018 and beyond. Want to use your experience to help save lives? Here’s the chance for you to make this a reality.

The Role:

The In Vivo Research Associate is to provide in vivo support to preclinical research efforts, including but not limited to the conduct of technical procedures, data collection, treatment, health monitoring and husbandry of laboratory rodents.

Meaningful Things You’ll Do:

  • Actively participate in the directional planning, design and execution of in vivo
    studies in collaboration with investigators.
  • Perform technical duties such as in vivo dosing of different animal models via
    various techniques including intramuscular, intravenous, intradermal,
    subcutaneous, and oral routes.
  • Collect blood and tissues for analysis and interface with contracted laboratory
  • Responsible for observing health conditions of animals, recognizes and reports
    common signs of clinical illness and/or irregularities in animal behavior.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and detailed experimental and animal health
    records (including electronic records).  
  • Perform routine calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment and
  • Accurately and effectively communicate progress in written and verbal form.
  • Work with the team in developing, implementing, and refining an advanced
    technology platform.
  • Recommend changes in operational procedures and workflow that increases the
    efficiency or effectiveness of work practices, or improve animal welfare.
  • Perform routine animal husbandry, daily animal health checks, and general facility
    maintenance in animal, procedure, and support rooms.   

Education and Experience:

  • Education – at minimum a BS in a life science or related field of study.
  • Specialized knowledge – at minimum 1 year of relevant experience to include the
    demonstrated ability to provide guidance and direction to others effectively and/or
    demonstrated experience in preclinical study management and monitoring.
  • Skills – Ability to read/write and specifically write and evaluate scientific data. Mathematical and reasoning skills required
  • Abilities – Ability to plan, multi-task, prioritize, communicate, problem-solve.
  • Other characteristics such as personal characteristics – Positive and supportive
  • Professional Certification – ALAT and above preferred.

More About Our Culture:

We’re a group of talented individuals across multiple disciplines, coming together to deliver great engineering! 


  • Say what we’ll do and then do it.  As a small team, we’ve accomplished an incredible amount in a short time.
  • Are technical polymaths. If it’s technical, we either know about it or want to learn about it.
  • Have a wide range of interests, which is why we’re in this company in the first place.
  • Work in the office as much as is necessary, but are focused on results more than hours-in-a-chair-at-the-office.
  • Are focused on making serious progress while acknowledging and paying for technical debt.

What We Offer:

  • Good salaries and benefits. Who doesn’t want that?
  • Equity/Stock Options
  • Catered lunch most days and a fully stocked kitchen with healthy snacks and delicious drinks (Hungry anyone?)
  • Company team building days, fun parties, flexible PTO policy  

Our corporate office is in San Mateo and our Discovery Lab is in the South Bay.