Research Associate, In Vivo/Ocular (cd)

Redwood City, CA
Jul 17, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Adverum Biotechnologies is currently looking for an In vivo, Ocular Research Associate that will be will perform preclinical development activities supporting work in our lab. 
What you'll do:
  • Perform routine health monitoring of rodent colonies.
  • Administer anesthesia and provide pre-and-post-operative care and monitoring.
  • Perform in vivo studies to support the ocular R&D pipeline.
  • Perform necropsies, blood and tissue collection, and record data for rodent studies.
  • Perform Intravitreal/Subretinal injections in rodents.
  • Perform electroretinography, ocular imaging, and ocular health exams.
  • Maintain rodent breeding colonies with detailed lineage tracking in cloud-based software.
  • Ensure accurate data recording.
  • Interact with preclinical and research scientists and provide constant feedback.
  • Assist with vivarium laboratory maintenance (supply inventory/ordering, equipment maintenance, etc.).
  • Assist with study report writing and/or review.

About you:
  • Degree in biological sciences required with 2 years relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with AALAS Guide and requirements of maintaining an AALAC accredited facility.
  • Proven working knowledge of animal health and housing/husbandry requirements. Keen observation skills with the ability to recognize and respond to animal health issues.
  • Advanced skills on handling, restraining, dosing, and performing a variety of procedures on study animals required.
  • Ability to perform subretinal and intravitreal injections in rodents is highly desirable.
  • Experience with rodent tissue collection under aseptic conditions.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and collaborations skills. Keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies. Detail Oriented. Excellent record keeping. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, Prism, PowerPoint.

About Us
Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ophthalmology and rare diseases. Adverum develops gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Adverum’s core capabilities include clinical development, novel vector discovery and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in scalable process development, assay development, and current Good Manufacturing Practices quality control.

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