Sr Associate Scientist-(Cardiometabolic Disorders, in vivo)

South San Francisco, CA, US
May 04, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Sr. Associate Scientist will be part of an interactive and fast paced research group exploring

therapeutics for our Cardiometabolic Disorders Therapeutic Area. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual and an in vivo technical expert responsible for managing and performing in vivo studies in mouse and rat at our South San Francisco site.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Work in teams and partner with lead scientists to design, plan, prioritize, execute and interpret in vivo studies focused on identifying candidate molecules or exploring target biology.
  • Oversee all in-life portions of the in vivo study
  • Perform in vivo experiments with precision. Candidates must establish prior experience in vivo including dosing (po, ip, sc, iv), collecting baseline measures, randomization, sample collection and necropsy.
  • Show good scientific judgement at the experiment and project level
  • Being accountable for accurate, organized and timely record keeping
  • Effectively communicate results and study interpretation in project team meetings
  • Good record keeping and documenting skills to effectively generate study report

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 3 years of in vivo experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of in vivo experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Industry background with hands on in vivo experience
  • Experience managing CRO in vivo study activities
  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to animal welfare and compliance. Thorough knowledge of the regulations for an invivo facility and remain compliant with IACUC regulations
  • Have the working knowledge in concepts including in vivo imaging, stable cell generation, RNA and DNA extraction and PCR techniques, performing ELISAs and other colorimetric assays
  • Ability to work independently and effectively within the timelines. Skill set to manage multiple projects and prioritize based upon needs is a plus

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