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Associate Scientist, Biology (CNS in vivo)

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
Anaheim, California, US
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The Position

Arrowhead is seeking a highly motivated biologist to join our growing CNS in vivo team within the Research Department at our San Diego site. The successful candidate will be joining a team dedicated to discovering, developing and translating novel drug targets.


  • Perform in vivo studies and ex vivo analysis to facilitate drug discovery and development in various diseases
  • Establish new preclinical animal disease models
  • Perform animal behavior studies as needed
  • Coordinate processes across departments and with outside vendors to enable efficient study execution and data generation
  • Read and apply relevant scientific literature to projects to troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Present research findings to project teams and prepare technical reports
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab and perform critical experiments


  • BS and/or MS in biology related field
  • Extensive experience with small animal handling. Preclinical disease model development in the context of drug discovery is a plus
  • Experiences with animal dose administration and surgical procedures are preferred.
  • Experience with sample collection / tissue collection
  • Excellent record keeping and experience in data analysis, graphing and presentation
  • Ability to work independently and to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Demonstrated innovation, creativity and resilience in problem solving
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to thrive in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary, matrixed environment


  • Experience with CNS surgeries and/or drug administration locally in CNS
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