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In Vivo Research Assistant I

The START Center for Cancer Care

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Under direct supervision of the Manager of Preclinical Operations, this position involves collection of data obtained from industry sponsored and investigator-initiated studies. In addition, this position entails all procedures involved with small animal handling, husbandry, surgery, drug preparation and dosing and other related duties for the START Preclinical Group.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Collects internally-generated data including small animal body weights and tumor dimensions using mechanical and electronic devices and stores on internal server.

Perform day-to-day procedures including but not limited to small animal handling, husbandry, surgery, anesthesia, cell culture, blood and tissue collection and processing, tumor implantation, cell injection, euthanasia, sample processing including cryopreservation, cryofreezing and fixation, sterilization, maintenance and cleaning. These operations may involve multi-tasking, lifting of greater than forty pounds, standing or sitting for long periods of time and repetitive procedures.

Prepare, aliquot and properly store vehicles, drugs, media and other laboratory solutions.


Administer agents by various routes on various dosing schedules.

Attends regular meetings and briefings regarding preclinical studies as required.

Assists in laboratory activities as needed

Assists in data preparation and administrative log management as needed

Follows all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelors degree required. Knowledge and training in animal research preferred; must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications; background in Natural Sciences preferred. Good record keeping and ability to work in a fast pace team environment a must


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