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Research Associate - Biology - I

ACL Digital
South San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Title: Research Associate - Biology - I

Duration: 12 Months

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated in vivo technician to join our team. The selected candidate will be responsible for the daily, off-shift & weekend study support needs for our oncology studies, including dosing, measuring tumors, and harvesting tissues.

Both full time and part time opportunities are available. Both include weekend support. Full time opportunities would be 5 days a week including Saturday and Sunday for a ~7am-3pm shift. Part time schedules will also be considered and must cover a minimum of 4 hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday. If the applicant successfully demonstrates technical competency, on call or irregular schedules may also be considered.

Hands on experience with preclinical mouse models is required. The successful candidate will be proficient in murine handling techniques including IV, IP, PO, tumor measurements, in-life and terminal blood collection, and handling of tissues during necropsy and processing for ex vivo analysis. The day to day responsibilities will include daily dosing, daily tumor measurements, tissue collections, sending out packages, facility maintenance (such as stocking supplies and keeping lab space organized) and assisting with various aspects of study maintenance.


Candidates must be proficient in murine handling techniques such as IV, IP, oral dosing, in life and terminal blood collection, and handling of tissues during necropsy and processing for ex vivo analysis is critical for this role. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team is essential. No degree required.


• Two to three years of laboratory animal facility experience

• Basic computer proficiency with MSWord and MS Excel is required

• Knowledge of and experience with USDA regulations, laboratory animal welfare guidelines and AAALAC, International guidelines is a plus, but not required

• Experience with StudyLog data collection software and cell culture is a plus

Knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics:

• Must be able to work in a team environment, and have the flexibility to collaborate and provide support to various team members

• Must be able to report to shifts with punctuality

• Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond timely to the needs of research personnel

• Demonstrated ability to organize and plan study support with minimum supervision

• Working knowledge of laboratory animal equipment and supplies, for a variety of common laboratory animals and personal protective equipment requirements for various bio-safety levels.
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