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Research Associate I

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 05/14/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11697 Pay Rate: $22.00 - $35.00 Remote Friendly: Onsite

Job Description

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.  They are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising developmental pipeline.

Job Overview:

This position is embedded within our client's 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.

Job Requirements

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

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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