The Contract, Research Associate II, Pharmacology (Mouse Colony Manager) is responsible for conducting scientific experiments that contribute to research and drug discovery activities. This position assists in maintaining multiple mouse colonies, genotyping process, breeding, and conducting behavioral studies. The incumbent is also responsible for communicating experimental results to his/her supervisor and the project team.
The Contract, Research Associate II, Pharmacology (Mouse Colony Manager) supports adherence to all regulatory requirements and company SOPs including as appropriate.
location: South Plainfield, New Jersey
job type: Contract
salary: $30 - 32 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
- Under general guidance, executes experiments and communicates results as part of multi-disciplinary team(s).
- Applies relevant scientific principles and techniques to research problems.
- Maintains detailed laboratory notebooks.
- Maintains knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and techniques.
- Presents findings internally and contributes to the publication of the work of the project team in well-established and peer reviewed journals, subject to internal scientific and legal approval.
- Contributes to the development of patent applications as appropriate.
- Complies with all safety requirements.
- Contributes to laboratory needs, such as stock room maintenance and ordering supplies
- Specific duties may also include, but may not be limited to, the following:
- Genotyping process including tag & snip, PCR, gel electrophoresis, documentation of genotypes and strain histories
- Breeding of mice
- Behavioral studies
- Abides by all IACUC requirements while working with animals
- Experience handling rodents and laboratory bench experience.
- Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with 3-5 years' relevant experience.
- Demonstrates technical proficiency, and the ability to collaborate with others on cross functional teams in a fast-paced, matrixed, environment consisting of internal and external team members.
- Possesses knowledge of scientific principles and concepts and keeps current and utilize relevant scientific literature.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
- Effective verbal and written communication and skills.
- Analytical thinker with problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
- Effective planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects.
- Office/Laboratory based position. Must be able to drive to the animal facility and work with rodents.
- Some weekend and/or night work may be necessary
- Experience in dosing rodents strongly preferred
- In vivo research experience with rodents
- Experience in PCR
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