Sr. Research Associate, Toxicology

San Francisco, California | Contract

Post Date: 11/07/2017 Job ID: 3540 Industry: Research

Our client is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of drug candidates which are designed to improve the benefits of drugs for patients. 


  • Performs research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects. 
  • Oversees and monitors the out-sourcing of studies to aid InVivo and InVitro efforts in preclinical research. 
  • Provides support in animal model development and validation, as well as In-Vitro immunobiology studies to support the InVivo models. 
  • Exercises technical discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies.
  • Maintains familiarity with current scientific literature.
  • Produces competent, reproduce-able results to a high technical standard.
  • Makes complex detailed observations and analyzes data to provide an interpretation of results from which recommendations may be made.
  • Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve advanced technical problems.
  • Independently investigates, creates and develops methods, experiments and/or technologies for project advancement.
  • Collects and analyzes complex data to prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and/or quantitative analyses.
  • Maintains accurate and well-organized study records, worksheets and notebooks. Maintains current training requirements.
  • Functions as a team resource across the organization able to perform a variety of laboratory based tasks.
  • Maintains compliance to company Environmental Health and Safety policies, procedures and practices.



  • Prior experience in an InVivo lab or immunology lab a plus. 
  • Experience with database management a plus. 
  • Must have excellent analytical skills, with significant hands on laboratory experience.
  • Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good decision-making skills.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to independently write reports.
  • Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment within broadly defined practices and policies.
  • Must have demonstrated problem solving abilities.
  • Strong organizational skills are required and computer skills are required.
  • Working knowledge of MS word, Excel, Power point is a plus.
  • Experience working in an FDA regulated environment is highly desired.
  • Must be able to work well in and promote a team environment, and demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Must be able to provide technical assistance to others in a wide range of laboratory based activities/techniques.



  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline is required.
  • Equivalent experience may be accepted.
  • A minimum of 8 years work experience in a research and/or development environment is required.
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