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Research Associate (Biotechnical) - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 19 September 2017

Project Description

Company Statement

For nearly 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


We are seeking an experienced Research Associate (Biotechnical) for our Discovery site located in South San Francisco, CA

Primary responsibilities for this position will include rodent surgeries, microdialysis and the development and running of rodent behavioral tests in support of CRO activities. Additional responsibilities will include involvement in the design of experimental protocols and procedures, running experiments, and analyzing data.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Research Associate position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Biology or related discipline with 1-3 years of laboratory experience
  • Working knowledge of rodent handling including injections, surgical techniques, and behavioral pharmacology are required. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess a high degree of motivation, independence, and creativity. Further, the successful candidate will have excellent problem solving skills, have ability to multi-task, have the capacity to design scientific experiments and effectively document scientific results. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with a demonstrated ability to work and learn in a team environment are also essential.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet