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Research Associate

System One San Diego Contractor
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Title: Research Associate
Location: SanDiego, CA

Schedule: 8am to 5pm Mon – Fri.

Type: Temporary

Start date: ASAP


  • Coordinate specific study activities with team members and representatives of other groups
  • Generate, record and report raw data
  • Analyse and present data in Excel and Prism, as appropriate
  • Calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments, as appropriate
  • Collection of blood (percutaneous and retro-orbital techniques and/or cannulae) and other tissue samples for processing and analysis and interface with clinical pathology laboratories or internal groups for subsequent analysis
  • Ability to efficiently collect full tissue lists from rodent species during necropsy
  • Ability to create and interpret scientific documents including study protocols, SOPs and data collection forms
  • Ensure the proper documentation of all data in electronic notebooks
  • Shared responsibility for all necessary supplies and organization of the vivarium to meet the requirements of studies, personnel and animal welfare
  • Involvement in efficient scheduling and execution of the in vivo group’s activities so as to support progress across all projects
  • Training of interns, temporary employees and/or less experienced team members in appropriate in vivo techniques (in-life and post-mortem) and associated tasks
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • B.S. in Biology and 3+ years of experience in a research setting
  • Hands-on experience including a high level of expertise and proficiency in all routes of dose administration (skills intended to minimize variability and animal stress), sample collection (serial and terminal) and in vivo measures of efficacy in rodent efficacy/disease models
  • Administration of immune sensitizers and challenge agents in rodent models of autoimmune/inflammatory disease
  • Ability to follow a protocol and/or suggest ways to improve/make more efficient
  • Interpret data and apply to the design of follow-on studies
  • Prepare and document dose formulations
  • Proficient at identifying apparent treatment-related behavioral and/or health issues in PK, efficacy and toxicology studies
  • Comfortable use of computers, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, graphical presentation software, e-mail and internet
  • Highly detail-oriented, able to accurately follow protocols and possesses strong record keeping and documentation skills
  • Capable of working within a fast-paced team environment and concurrently being involved in numerous ongoing projects
  • Ability to work independently within and as an integral part of a collaborative work environment (i.e., an excellent team player)
  • Good organizational, record keeping and oral and written communication skills
  • Motivated, detail-oriented person with a strong interest in driving productivity in clinically-directed research
  • Positively contribute to a work environment that fosters professionalism, mutual respect, teamwork, output and collaboration

Joule, a System One division is a leader in specialized workforce solutions and integrated services. With more than 6,000 employees and roughly 50 offices throughout the U.S. we provide scientific, clinical, engineering, energy, IT, legal and administrative staffing services.  For more than 40 years, we have delivered workforce solutions and integrated services to clients nationally.


Skills required

Molecular Biology
Cell Cultures
Cell Biology
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