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Preclinical Research Associate; Scientist II-III

San Jose, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Relocation assistance: Yes
US citizens, Greencard holders preferred; visa sponsorship offered for the right candidate  

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The Preclinical Research Associate is responsible for assisting in all ongoing preclinical projects both in vitro and in vivo and will help gather data to evaluate and improve the current drug delivery system This person will be working with a multidisciplinary team of Scientists and Engineers to optimize the Rani platform.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in complex in vivo studies, working closely with the Preclinical team and outside CROs
  • Establish relationships with CROs for conduct of non-GLP as well as GLP studies
  • Requires traveling to offsite CROs for conducting studies. This includes driving up to 2 hours each way; out of state travel may be required.  Work may entail spending several days out of town to oversee studies at the CRO sites
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies, ensuring proper calibration (if necessary) is conducted accordingly
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to record and manage experimental data from various experimental studies ongoing concurrently
  • Support regulatory efforts through understanding of relevant standards and interpretation of FDA Guidance documents
  • Actively participate in company-wide research meetings, including making detailed scientific presentations
  • Work cooperatively with a multidisciplinary team of Scientists, Engineers, and personnel in other varying departments
  • Contribute to hands-on in vitro laboratory work as needed, which may include isolated tissue experiments and ELISA/HPLC assays

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • B.S., or M.S. in Animal Science, Animal Biology, or related field with at least 3 years of in vivo research experience
  • Experience in one or more therapeutic areas: Gastrointestinal (GI), Central Nervous System (CNS), Cardiovascular (CV) and metabolic diseases

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Research experience with large (non-rodent) animal models
  • Industry / Contract Research Organization (CRO) experience

SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Competencies:

  • Proficiency in English with effective written and oral communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment; learn and become familiar with techniques in both the engineering and biological sciences
  • Familiarity with basic lab techniques (ex. Pipetting)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Experience with GraphPad Prism a plus
 

MUST HAVE:

Minimum 3 years of in vivo research experience.

Familiarity with basic lab techniques (ex. Pipetting)

B.S., or M.S. in Animal Science, Animal Biology, or related field.

Experience in one or more therapeutic areas: Gastrointestinal (GI), Central Nervous System (CNS), Cardiovascular (CV) and metabolic diseases.

NICE TO HAVE:

CQE, CQA.

Experience in performing test method validation and Gage R&Rs.

Research experience with large (non-rodent) animal models

Industry / Contract Research Organization (CRO) experience

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

The perfect candidate for this role would be a highly qualified Preclinical Research Associate in Gastrointestinal (GI), Central Nervous System (CNS), Cardiovascular (CV) and metabolic diseases.

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