Research Associate II-Vivarium

Beyond A Resume seeks a Research Associate II-Vivarium for our biotech client in Petaluma, CA.

Job Overview:

The ideal candidate will have extensive in-vivo experience and familiarity with genetically engineered mutant rodent models, including mouse of disease models. Experience in breeding colony management and familiarity with mouse model creation processes and techniques (e.g. CRISPR, Cre-lox and Tet-on systems, mouse IVF concepts) and familiarity with mutant model types (transgenic, knockout and knock-in models, conditional and traditional mutant lines) is highly desired. Additionally, proficiency in in-vivo methods such as administration of test articles, perfusion and tissue collection, blood collection, as well as rodent surgical models is preferred. Familiarity with Animal Care and Use Laws and Regulations is highly desired as this position will be required to manage animal use inventories/census against Animal Care and Use Protocols (ACUPs). Organization, attention to detail, and ability to manage timelines is a critical requirement for this position.

Job Responsibilities:

-Organize and maintain genetically engineered rodent colonies

-Engage with project teams and Therapeutic Area (TA) scientists in a collaborative manner to ensure efficiency in cohort planning

-Coordinate procurement of animal subjects from vendors and CRO’s. Track inventories and costs associated with animal procurement

-Recognize, understand, and adhere to IACUC approved protocols, policies, and procedures

-Manage genotyping sample processing

-Perform in vivo lab procedures including but not limited to rodent dosing (ip, iv, sc, im, etc.) studies, breeding setups and husbandry, genotyping sample collection, blood/tissue collections

-Share responsibility for lab maintenance duties

-Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree (BS or equivalent) or higher in Biological Sciences, Genetics, or a related field and at least 4 years of experience is required for this position.

-Master’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience

-AALAS certification at the LAT/LATG level highly desirable. Candidate level at hire will depend on education and experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Benefits Package:




-Flexible Spending Account



Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $76,000.00 – $114,000.00 per year

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