Preclinical Study Coordinator

San Diego, CA, United States
Dec 22, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Company Overview

Avidity Biosciences is pioneering a new class of oligonucleotide-based therapies called AOCs designed to overcome the current limitations of oligonucleotide therapies in order to treat a wide range of serious diseases. We utilize our proprietary AOC platform to design, engineer and develop therapeutics that combine the tissue selectivity of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and the precision of oligonucleotide-based therapies in order to access previously undruggable tissue and cell types and more effectively target underlying genetic drivers of diseases. We are passionate about the impact of every employee in bringing these potentially transformative therapeutics to patients in need. Make a difference with us.

Job Summary

This position will serve as preclinical study coordinator for the conduct of non-GLP and GLP preclinical studies in-house and at contract research organizations. The Preclinical Study Coordinator will collaborate with scientists across multiple disciplines to plan, schedule and execute preclinical studies within specified timelines and budget. . In this capacity, a successful candidate will need to be a self-starter, be flexible, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have a can-do attitude.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain study outlines, obtain study quotes, and assist with CRO evaluation and selection
  • Responsible for all aspects of preclinical study contracting for preclinical studies
  • Closely work and liaison with other departments (Contracts, Finance, Research, CMC, Bioanalytical) to enable on-time study start up
  • Support scientific staff in the conduct and execution of preclinical studies with regard to test article shipment, coordinating sample shipment and analysis, ensure data availability are within specified timelines
  • Maintain, process, and approve preclinical study contracts, statement of work agreements, invoices

  • B.A., B.S., or M.S degree in the Life Sciences
  • 5+ years' experience (2+ years with M.S. degree) in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry in preclinical drug discovery and/or development
  • Experience with in vivo preclinical study protocol generation, data analysis and report preparation
  • Excellent analytical skills with proven ability for issue resolution
  • Must be detail oriented with strong documentation and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a matrix environment and develop relationships with key stakeholders
  • Familiarity with GLP requirements in the conduct of preclinical drug development preferred
  • Proven ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills