Research Associate - in vivo discovery - Aging research

Pre-Clinical Research


Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven research associate/senior research associate within our research team.   This role will use in vivo studies to assess pain and aging mechanisms through rodent surgical, histological, and molecular biology techniques. Various organs and systems impacted by aging, targeting both CNS and peripheral indications will be investigated. The role is critical in advancing our therapeutic understandings and multiple programs and is thus pivotal to the company’s mission. Studies performed will involve cutting edge science and require innovative concepts and strategies. The role requires dedication to drive science, excellent communication and organization skills, attention to detail, flexibility, critical thinking, and the ability to interact with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and research associates to drive multiple projects in parallel.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Designing, planning, performing and analyzing rodent in vivo experiments 
  • Dosing in mice (IV, PO, IP, SC) 
  • Rodent surgeries and tissue collection 
  • Histochemical processing and staining of a variety of tissue samples (IF, IHC, special stains) 
  • Interfacing on a regular basis with lead scientific staff to present, organize, coordinate, and execute experimental work 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/ university in a field related to biological sciences, neuroscience, animal behavior or animal sciences  
  • Preferably 2 years of progressively advancing industry and/or academic lab experience 
  • Experience in rodent handling is required 
  • Experience in tissue immunostaining and histology is an advantage
  • Experience in performing behavioral tests is an advantage
  • Experience in rodent surgical techniques is an advantage 
  • Experience in pain related behavioral test is an advantage 
  • Experience in isolation of mouse spinal cord, DRGs and sciatic nerve is an advantage 
  • Strong communication skills that enable the individual to interact with all levels of management, technical and scientific personnel