Research Associate, in vivo

San Carlos, California
Nov 15, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Uniquely positioned to enhance quality of life in aging, at Alkahest, we are pioneering science that is rapidly being translated to the clinic. Our approaches utilize in vivo, in vitro, proteomic, and molecular techniques to identify new 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. Therapeutic focus is on cognition and disorders of the nervous system, as well as peripheral indications impacted by aging. The role will use in vivo studies to assess aging mechanisms through rodent behavioral, histological and biochemical techniques. The role is critical in assisting the scientific team in advancing our therapeutic understandings, and in advancing multiple programs in our therapeutic pipeline. 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.

We offer a competitive compensation package.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, planning, and performing rodent in vivoexperiments
  • Dosing in mice (i.v., i.p., p.o., and s.c. injections) 
  • Optimizing and performing behavioral assays
  • 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)
  • Maintaining familiarity with current scientific literature
  • Investigating and developing new methods and technologies for project advancement
  • Contributing to writing scientific reports


  • BS/MS degree from an accredited college/university in a field related to biomedical research, physiology, pathology, or animal sciences. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of progressively advancing industry and/or academic lab experience
  • Experience in rodent handling and dosing is necessary
  • Experience in histology is an advantage
  • Experience in rodent behavioral assays is an advantage
  • Ability to work collaboratively and strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills