RESEARCH STUDY TECHNICIAN

Location
South San Francisco, California
Posted
Feb 02, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Works closely with research scientists under minimal supervision for support of in-vivo studies to facilitate the goals of drug discovery projects through hands-on conduct of in-vivo experiments in rodents for multiple clients. Must possess strong proficiency of in-vivo technical skills and working experience of multiple animal models.

  • Reviews and complies with all policies, guidelines and operating procedures pertaining to the animal care and research program.
  • Assemble, set up, operate and maintain any necessary experimental equipment to conduct in-vivo studies.
  • Conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols/plans and with regulatory and laboratory requirements.
  • Document experimental data in technical notebooks or approved electronic files including activities undertaken, existing conditions, observed results and variation from expected data patterns.
  • Maintain a technical knowledge and understanding in his/her assigned area of responsibility.
  • Able to perform the following techniques in rodents:
  • Handling and Restraint
  • PO, IV, SQ, IP, IM, and IN dosing and/or inoculation techniques
  • Blood collection from multiple vessels (tail vein, submandibular) or cardiac, and perfusions
  • Tumor measurements, body weights, IBD and /or EAE scoring, behavioral monitoring, etc
  • Necropsy, tissue and fluid collections
  • Rodent euthanasia using CO2, anesthesia and/or approved physical methods.
  • Pre-surgical and post-surgical care and monitoring. 
  • Perform animal health check and treatment as needed
  • Support study set-up, take downs, ex-vivo assays