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Research Associate - Lead Discovery
Ref No.: 18-00399
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start Date / End Date: 01/22/2018 to 07/20/2018
OBJECTIVE: (Briefly summarise the overall purpose of the position. Objectives should
be written in 3 – 4 bulleted statements).
  • Performs complex animal studies supporting multiple therapeutic areas of the Company including Oncology, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Drug Safety Research and Evaluation, GI and Vaccine.
  • Performs advanced dosing and sample collection with efficiency, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Small animal necropsy and tissue harvesting experience preferred
  • Responsible for integrity of data.
  • Requires minimal supervision.

ACCOUNTABILITIES: (Describe the primary duties and responsibilities of the job. Approximately 5 – 10 bulleted task statements should be identified).
  • Demonstrates proficiency in advanced technical skills required including routes of administration and sample collection in the laboratory rat and mouse.
  • Must be able to interpret study protocols and follow Standard Work Practices independently. Exercises judgment to evaluate a variety of technical factors and obtain optimum solutions.
  • Initiates complex research with no supervision. Contributes to the generation of study designs. Will coordinate sample transfer, formulation requests, and study updates with multiple groups.
  • Responsible for communicating study related findings to Technical Services Management and Study Directors.
  • Performs complex calculations. Creates and understands data using multiple computer platforms.
  • Reports animal well being concerns to Technical Services Management and the Comparative Medicine veterinary staff. Reports Safety issues to the EH&S department.
  • Guides and understands implications of lab operations decisions. Working knowledge of all policies and procedures for animal users.
  • Demonstrates expertise in operation of laboratory support equipment. Complex computer and mathematic skills required.
  • Able to work well in teams as well as independently. Able to coordinate schedule without supervision. Must be able to interact well with internal and external colleagues.


EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: (List the essential and desirable education and competency requirements to perform the primary responsibilities of the job. Any minimum requirements should be highlighted.)
  • Requires A.S. /B.S. or equivalent in a scientific field with 2-4 years of previous laboratory animal experience. Demonstrates proficiency in advanced technical skills including routes of administration and sample collection in the laboratory rat and mouse.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • AALAS certification at LAT preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Identify any physical demands required in the performance of the primary responsibilities of the position).
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Must be willing to work off-hours, holidays and weekends.