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Research Associate - I

Ascent Services Group
94080, South San Francisco
Start date
May 1, 2024

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Innova Solutions is immediately hiring for an Research Associate I,


Position type: Full time Contract


Duration: 12+ months


Location: South San Francisco, CA



As an Research Associate I, you will:



Necropsy Scientific Researcher/Senior Scientific Researcher Job Description


This position is embedded within the Research Pathology Department and is focused on the daily performance, development and advancement of the necropsy laboratory capabilities and services rendered onsite at the South San Francisco campus. The core function of this position is to support collaborations with research scientists and pathologists who discover and develop drugs for the treatment of various therapeutic areas. The ideal candidate will provide the scientific and technical expertise at the benchtop necessary to support necropsy activities independently and achieve success for the laboratory. The ideal candidate will also drive scientific development, research and may present these advances at the departmental level.



  • 1-2 years of industry experience; specifically performing diagnostic rodent necropsies.
  • Record of productivity as well as relevant professional experience.
  • Thorough understanding & proficiency for working in an In vivo research setting.
  • Ability to adhere to established policies, procedures and safety requirements.
  • Independently establishes new procedures/methods/assays, and effectively communicates these changes through training procedures and working documents.
  • Conducts scientific, technical or process improvement tasks in the laboratory that are evidenced by authorship and co-authorship of scientific publications and/or patents.
  • Must demonstrate ability or experience in working on multiple collaborative projects and in excelling in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work within a team of diverse expertise.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Enthusiasm for presenting work including thoroughly explaining data, defending experimental designs, and stimulating/engaging in scientific decisions to a wide scientific audience.
  • Excellent multitasking, organization, record-keeping and problem-solving with good time management skills.
  • Must have a desire to perform bench-work as role is primarily on-site at our South San Francisco campus and lab-based.
  • Possession of the technical expertise and significant experience in a broad range of basic and specialized methods of bench-work including:
  • Extensive experience in animal handling
  • Proficient in comprehensive necropsy of rodents.
  • Administration of compounds required for designated procedures
  • Fluid collection for downstream analysis
  • Perfusion techniques
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity necessary for excising extremely small and delicate tissue samples for histological analysis
  • Trimming, embedding & freezing tissues in various mediums
  • Extensive knowledge and experience describing scientific observations during gross examination
  • Publication-quality gross photography
  • Quality control of work and entering data in the department database
  • Ordering and replenishing consumables to ensure lab is adequately stocked
  • Overseeing maintenance of lab and equipment within to ensure safety
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Work hours are commensurate with business needs.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Animal Science or similar field
  • ALAT & LAT AALAS Certifications


Qualified candidates should APPLY NOW for immediate consideration!  Please hit APPLY to provide the required information, and we will be back in touch as soon as possible.

We are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar positions. If this role is not a fit for you, we do offer a referral bonus program for referrals that we successfully place with our clients, subject to program guidelines.   ASK ME HOW.


Thank you!


Deeksha Gupta
Team Lead - Recruitment
(+1)  213-788-7669





Pay Range*: $30 - $33 per hour


*Pay range offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors, including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc.




Benefits: Innova Solutions offers benefits( based on eligibility) that include the following: Medical & pharmacy coverage, Dental/vision insurance, 401(k), Health saving account (HSA) and Flexible spending account (FSA), Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Short term and Long term Disability, Accident & Critical illness coverage, Pre-paid legal & ID theft protection, Sick time, and other types of paid leaves (as required by law), Employee Assistance Program (EAP).




ABOUT INNOVA SOLUTIONS: Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Innova Solutions employs approximately 50,000 professionals worldwide and reports an annual revenue approaching $3 Billion. Through our global delivery centers across North America, Asia, and Europe, we deliver strategic technology and business transformation solutions to our clients, enabling them to operate as leaders within their fields.




Recent Recognitions:


  • One of Largest IT Consulting Staffing firms in the USA – Recognized as #4 by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA 2022) ClearlyRated® Client Diamond Award Winner (2020) One of the Largest Certified MBE Companies in the NMSDC Network (2022)
  • Advanced Tier Services partner with AWS and Gold with MS



Innova Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits any kind of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Innova Solutions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national origin, citizenship, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by the statutes, rules, and regulations in the locations where it operates.  If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us at or (770) 493-5588. Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed.  Innova Solutions encourages all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities.   Innova Solutions (HireGenics/Volt) does not discriminate against applicants based on citizenship status, immigration status, or national origin, in accordance with 8 U.S.C. § 1324b. The company will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner that complies with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.





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