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Research Assistant

At Vaco, business is always personal. We're dedicated to our clients and work hard to put human connection first, helping the best and brightest talent thrive.

Who is VACO?

Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search and strategic staffing for companies around the world, in the areas of accounting, finance, technology, healthcare, operations, administration and more. As a premier talent solutions firm, Vaco connects people to their dream jobs and helps leading companies find talent to grow their business.

What's the job?

We're looking for an incredible, detail-oriented, and self-motivated Research Assistant to join our client's growing team.

Responsibilities of the position include the following;

      • Perform a variety of animal procedures to support company and client research projects (e.g., set up the study forms, set up the procedure rooms, label and ship samples, etc.).
      • Conduct various procedures including routes of drug administration (oral, SC, IP, IM, IV), blood and tissue collection and grafting techniques.
      • Operate and maintain lab equipment (e.g., isoflurane machine).
      • Work under the direction of direct supervisor. Be responsible for the physical environment for a group of assigned laboratory animals.
      • Operate computer terminal and responsible for data entry.
      • Maintain accurate study records in a legible and organized manner.
      • Assist in maintaining lab/facility inventories.
      • Complete study reports.
      • Perform other job duties after training or under supervision.
      • Accommodate varying workload and work on weekends, holidays, and evenings, when needed.
      • Perform routine animal health related tasks when needed (e.g., change cages or food).

What can you bring to the "table?"

      • Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences or relevant area of academic/industry experience.
      • 2-3 years of Research Assistance Experience
      • Must have a general understanding of animal welfare regulations and of the importance of ethical use of animals in research.
      • Ability to comprehend instructions very quickly, and work in a fast-paced environment
      • Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
      • Skills in animal survival surgeries (cannulation, orthotopic or SC tumor removal, perfusions etc.).
      • Experience with IVIS bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging.
      • Experience with mammalian cell culture.
      • Familiar with a variety of animal models in pharmacokinetics, toxicology, oncology, metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and immune disorders.
      • Knowledge of drug development and in vivo pharmacology is preferred
      • Ability to work evenings and weekends if necessary.

What the position can offer you!

      • Health Insurance
      • Dental Insurance
      • Vision
      • Retirement Plan
      • PTO and Sick Time
      • 401k
      • Parental Leave

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for positions without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age.



Job Requirements:
* Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences or relevant area of academic/industry experience. • 2-3 years of Research Assistance Experience • Must have a general understanding of animal welfare regulations and of the importance of ethical use of animals in research. • Ability to comprehend instructions very quickly, and work in a fast-paced environment • Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint • Skills in animal survival surgeries (cannulation, orthotopic or SC tumor removal, perfusions etc.). • Experience with IVIS bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging. • Experience with mammalian cell culture. • Familiar with a variety of animal models in pharmacokinetics, toxicology, oncology, metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and immune disorders. • Knowledge of drug development and in vivo pharmacology is preferred Ability to work evenings and weekends if necessary.
Company
Vaco Staffing
Posted
10/06/2021
Type
Full time
Salary Range
$32,000.00 - 56,000.00
per Year
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Location
Watertown, MA 02472, US