IN VIVO RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Pacific BioLabs has immediate openings for In Vivo Research Assistants in the In Vivo Services Department. The In Vivo Research Assistant is an on-site entry level position that works closely with the In Vivo Services Department in ensuring that Client/Sponsor testing needs are met. Research Assistants are expected to be familiar with standard animal and laboratory procedures including (but not limited to) receipt of animals, preparation of animals for study, dosing animals via all major routes, necropsy, euthanasia, and use of general laboratory equipment. In Vivo Research Assistants are expected to play a significant role in assisting Study Directors in the conduct of studies including study preparation, data collection, and reporting according to company standard operating protocols (SOPs). The position also requires shared weekend and holiday hours with peers on a rotational basis. This position offers the employee an opportunity to both play a key role in the laboratory and learn the appropriate skills necessary to advance within the department.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

  • Independently and in a group setting participate in study and animal preparation for testing
  • Following training, execute a variety of study specific endpoints including but not limited to performing clinical observations, dose administration, blood collection, and data collection
  • Preparation and maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Ensuring sufficient inventory of reagents, consumables and materials
  • Documentation of appropriate study records
  • Participation in vivarium maintenance projects
  • Participate in company-wide projects designed to improve the overall effectiveness of PBL, as needed

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Four-year undergraduate degree (e.g., B.S. or comparable) in a science-related field (e.g., Biological Sciences, Animal Sciences, Pharmacology), or relevant experience in working with laboratory animals
  • Applicants with a background or formal education in animal/veterinary science, including ALAT/LAT/LATG certification encouraged to apply
  • Willing to train ideal candidates, even with minimal experience

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Excellent organizational skills; able to prioritize diverse tasks
  • Experience in working with laboratory animals preferred
  • Ability to dose via IV and IP routes of administration highly desired
  • Basic scientific knowledge demonstrated by previous coursework, and/or prior work experience in a scientific/laboratory setting.
  • Must be accepting of being around and working with laboratory animals including but not limited to dosing (IP, IV, SQ, PO, etc.), euthanasia, necropsy, and health observation.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and laboratory-based data management systems

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) required. Must be able to communicate complex issues in easily understandable terms
  • Must have full use of hands, arms and legs with occasional lifting of objects weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Must have the ability to work in a team environment with attention to detail and organization
  • Must be able to work with persons of diverse background and function as a team
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written direction

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

  • All activities will be performed in a cGMP and GLP environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be willing to work outside normal business hours, including weekends and holidays when required

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. A benefits package including medical, dental and 401(k) is also offered.

Pacific BioLabs is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected factors.

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