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Research Associate

Job Description

Seeking a Research Associate to join our team in Mountain View, CA! This is an exciting opportunity with a flexible pay range based upon relevant experience.

The purpose of this position is to carry out needed tasks as part of ongoing and future in vivo research projects in a laboratory environment. The responsibilities include study planning/setting up and executing preclinical in vivo studies encompassing pharmacokinetics, oncology, toxicology, and model development.  Additional tasks include creating study forms, tube labeling, writing/revising SOPs, and data summarization.  Husbandry duties as needed including cage set-up, changing, and cleaning; daily health and room checks; creating cage cards, room cleaning/disinfection, autoclaving tools/equipment, ordering and unpacking supplies, performing inventory, receipt of incoming animals, and additional tasks as assigned.


• BS degree or equivalent in physiology, biology or related field and 3-5 years of recent, hands-on experience in the utilization of in vivo models within a laboratory environment following degree completion.

• Must be technically competent in dosing (IV, PO, SC, IM, IP) and bleeding rodents (various methods) and have a strong understanding of science and experimental design.

• Thorough knowledge and experience of vivarium/facility operations

• Previous pre-clinical in vivo (rodents) research experimentations
• Experience with rodent necropsies, tissue & blood processing
• Experience with measuring tumors
• Experience with rodent pharmacokinetic studies; blood sampling & dosing via cannulas

• Demonstrated record of excellent attendance and reliability
• Excellent computer skills with all software of Microsoft Office
• Demonstrated ability in handling a variety of confidential information appropriately
• Ability to work effectively with interruptions and perform simultaneous tasks while under the pressure of deadlines
• Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and exercise discretion
• The position is primarily in Mountain View; candidate must be willing to travel locally (between San Francisco and Mountain View) and have reliable transportation.   

• AALAS certified, preferably LATg

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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Contractor
Job Type Research
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 906321
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Research Associate

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