Research Associate

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $30 - $35.03 per hour
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Research Associate

Job Title: In vivo Technician

Position Description

  • Performs complex animal studies supporting multiple therapeutic areas of the Company including Oncology, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Drug Safety Research and Evaluation, GI and Vaccine.
  • Performs advanced dosing and sample collection with efficiency, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Small animal necropsy and tissue harvesting experience preferred
  • Responsible for integrity of data.
  • Requires minimal supervision.
Position Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates proficiency in advanced technical skills required including routes of administration and sample collection in the laboratory rat and mouse.
  • Must be able to interpret study protocols and follow Standard Work Practices independently. Exercises judgment to evaluate a variety of technical factors and obtain optimum solutions.
  • Initiates complex research with no supervision. Contributes to the generation of study designs. Will coordinate sample transfer, formulation requests, and study updates with multiple groups.
  • Responsible for communicating study related findings to Technical Services Management and Study Directors.
  • Performs complex calculations. Creates and understands data using multiple computer platforms.
  • Reports animal well being concerns to Technical Services Management and the Comparative Medicine veterinary staff. Reports Safety issues to the EH&S department.
  • Guides and understands implications of lab operations decisions. Working knowledge of all policies and procedures for animal users.
  • Demonstrates expertise in operation of laboratory support equipment. Complex computer and mathematic skills required.
  • Able to work well in teams as well as independently. Able to coordinate schedule without supervision. Must be able to interact well with internal and external colleagues.
Position Requirements

  • Requires A.S. /B.S. or equivalent in a scientific field with 2-4 years of previous laboratory animal experience. Demonstrates proficiency in advanced technical skills including routes of administration and sample collection in the laboratory rat and mouse.
  • LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

    • AALAS certification at LAT preferred
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Must be willing to work off-hours, holidays and weekends.
Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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