Research Associate I, In Vivo

Research Associate I, In Vivo
South San Francisco, California

Our client’s research is based on the science of one of the original CRISPR co-inventors. They are further evolving the CRISPR platform and leveraging its strengths to address unmet medical needs. 

Job Summary

As a Research Associate I for In Vivo/Preclinical programs, your primary responsibility will be to design, execute and analyze experiments aimed at developing preclinical models for company’s therapeutic pipeline. You will also be responsible for optimizing in vivo models to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CRISPR-based therapeutics.


  • Design, organize, and record cell culture based, 3D tissue engineering-based, and small animal-based in vivo/preclinical experiments across company’s portfolio of indications
  • Perform small animal experiments including drug administration and survival surgeries
  • Collect tissues, and analyze outcomes using but not limited to ELISA, qPCR, Enzyme based functional assays, histopathology, and ISH
  • Adopt and develop best functional assays to evaluate the efficacy of the therapeutic pipeline
  • Collect, organize, maintain, and report in vivo/Preclinical data
  • Establish, maintain, and utilize CROs to implement projects
  • Coordinate and execute a timeline of experiments across multiple projects


  • B.S. or equivalent relevant experience in Biology, cell/molecular biology, bioengineering, virology, related discipline with 1+ years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or academia as part of teams developing complex therapeutics
  • Working knowledge of cell/molecular biology techniques
  • Ability to adopt and perform in a fast-paced dynamic research environment

Exceptional candidates will have following skills:

  • Experience in small animal survival surgeries
  • Experience in multiple routes of administration
  • Experience in copy number assays and enzyme-based functional assays
  • Experience in histopathology and image analysis
  • Expertise in biostatistics
  • Experience in functional assays based on cell-based 3D-engineered tissues in vitro

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in building a company’s science and culture from the ground up, and we look forward to hearing from you!

The salary range for this position is $80,000 USD to $90,000 USD annually. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on various factors, including, without limitation, individual education, experience, tenure, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data, including potential adjustments for geographic location.