Research Associate, Veterinary Tech

Roseville, MN
Nov 09, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

BioSpace has been engaged with our client, specializing in dormant cancer research and therapeutics, who is looking to add a Research Associate to their team. 

Key responsibilities

  • Perform in vivo studies to evaluate anti-cancer efficacy of test agents in tumor mouse models
  • Tumor cell implantation via various routes: subcutaneous, intravenous or orthotopic
  • Perform test article dosing by various routes of administration
  • Monitor in-life study measurements: tumor volume, body weight, tracking overall health condition and survival of mice
  • Tumor cell culture
  • Recording and presenting findings
  • Availability to work on weekends on a rotating schedule
  • Experience in general laboratory techniques

Skills and Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Direct hands-on experience with in vivo studies conducted in mouse tumor models, including mouse handling, tumor and immune cell implantation, performing routine injections (SC, IP, IV), oral gavage dosing (PO), preparing test compounds, blood and tissue collection is required
  • Laboratory experience in Cancer Biology, Pharmacology, Immunology or related fields preferred
  • Proficient in maintaining cell lines in tissue culture
  • Experience with small animal surgery is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule which includes weekend responsibilities
  • Team player with excellent communication skills