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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: 11708 Pay Rate: $21.00 - $39.00 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 development pipeline.

  • This is for a contractor position as part of the Pathology Group in Safety Assessment. The candidate will be a highly motivated, independent person that will be primarily responsible in supporting necropsy activities with Safety Assessment. This will include, but are not limited to:
    • Recording scientific observations during gross examinations
    • Excising, weighing, and fixating tissues during necropsy
    • Maintenance of study records
    • Quality control of work and entering data in the department database
    • Coordinating study logistics
  • The candidate will also be executing and coordinating the logistics of pathology samples for non-clinical studies conducted on site. Those responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
    • lab setup
    • Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) data entry
    • Pre-clinical sample handling and shipping preparation
    • Handling of preserved tissue and preparation for histology processing

Job Requirements

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, highly interactive team environment.
  • Animal handling and necropsy experience; proficient in comprehensive necropsy on rodents.
  • Visual acuity to see small details during specimen examinations.
  • Capable of operating independently to execute tasks at hand.
  • Adherence to established policies, procedures and safety requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, management and clients.
  • BS degree in animal sciences or similar field with a minimum of 1-2 years recent experience performing the procedures described above is required.
  • ALAS certification is desired.
  • Proven technical skills, strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and organizational skills are required.

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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