Research Associate (Sm & Lrg Animal)


Research Associate I Position

Research Associate works under the direct guidance of the Site Head and the general guidance of the senior staff. Research Associate is proficient in animal procedures/animal husbandry, grant, internal, and/or contract research studies according to the study protocols and to the company guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs).


  • · Proficient as a primary technician and in all aspects of a study cycle including, but not limited to:
  • Primary Technician role and responsibility on multiple basic studies;
    Receipt, distribution, and husbandry of animals; 
    Orders and setups materials and supplies as required for projects;
    Forms and study books preparation;
    Dose calculation/verification;
    Proficient technical skills (e.g. administration, blood collection, necropsy, etc.) ranging from basic to intermediate;
    Anesthesia monitoring and use of anesthetics;
    Observes, records, and reports atypical findings to veterinary staff or senior personnel;
    Performs data quality control review according to SOPs or study protocols;
    may function as a designated trainer.
    ··· Complies with all regulatory guidelines, occupational health as well as health and safety programs, in accordance with company policies and procedures.

· Performs all other duties as required.


Education & Work Experience

· AS or BS Degree in Science (or equivalent degree) preferred.

· Certifications preferred: ALAT, LAT, LATG

· Research Associate I: 1 or 2 years of experience in laboratory animal science experience

Research Associate II: 3-5 years of experience in related laboratory animal science

Research Associate III: 5+ years of experience in laboratory animal science experience

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory


· Physical dexterity to lift 50 – 100 lb. in weight.

· Manual dexterity to operate facility equipment.

· Visual acuity to handle potentially hazardous chemicals, cleaners, biologics (including, but not limited to direct handling of human byproducts and viruses) and/or sharps.


· Biological safety level (BSL) 1 and 2 laboratory and vivarium settings.

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