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In Vivo Research Associate

In Vivo Research Associate

Job Description

There if a regular full-time In Vivo Research Associate position at The Jackson Laboratory, Sacramento facility. Under the general supervision of an Associate Study Director/Study Director/Senior Study Director, the incumbent is responsible for conducting a variety of product development research efforts including patient derived tumor xenograft (PDX) modeling, optimizing human immune function in humanized mice and humanized liver mouse modeling.  Makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results.  Ensures the experimental protocols are faithfully transferred to the Operation team for consistency in product offerings.

Individual Research Associates will be a collaborative member of the cross functional In Vivo department and are assigned to work within the Operations team.  The incumbent ensures prompt communication with the client, a successful transfer of studies into the lab and the execution of studies with the highest quality and with scientific integrity. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of AXAPTA and LIMS entries.

Job Requirements

Contributes to the technical design of experiments and methods, develops conclusions, and makes recommendations for further action. Frequently designs novel methodology for solving tactical problems.

Conducts varied and complex experiments requiring high-level technical skills. Anticipates challenges and is able to troubleshoot common technical issues, and plan for alternatives.

Performs complex laboratory techniques such as cell culture, flow cytometry, standard cellular and molecular, and in vivo pharmacology solid and liquid tumor xenograft biology experiments with a significant amount of independence. Collects and analyzes data and interprets results.

Prepares detailed written and oral presentations of data, results, and conclusions, concisely and confidently.

Maintains laboratory notebook and electronic LIMS data. Documents experimental results and procedures clearly and concisely in required format.

Improves experimental procedures if necessary through discussion with internal and external investigators.

Provide mentoring to technicians, technical guidance and scientific support.Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of relevant work experience within an advanced biosciences research laboratory.

Must be proficient in advanced cell culture techniques and advanced cell isolation and characterization techniques; particularly Miltenyi systems.

Must be proficient in cytometry techniques as evidenced by documented completion of extramural training by formal corporate or university programs.

Must have demonstrated proficiency with solid and liquid primary tumor modeling.

Strong proficiency with a variety of software tools including Microsoft Office, GraphPad, and FlowJo.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4484
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In Vivo Research Associate


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