Do you want to contribute to advancing human health science research? Do you like to work in small teams? Do you love working with animals? Altasciences is seeking Research Associates at all levels of experience that have a passion for scientific research. In this position your focus will be working directly with the animals in the collection of data and in support of the development of human medicine. You will perform technical procedures to support advancements in pharmaceutical development. In this position you will learn and perfect complex procedures including learning the skills to operate laboratory equipment, specimens collection techniques and data acquisition. At Altasciences Preclinical Services, we work with many different animal models: non-human primates, rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, swine and canine and you will have the opportunity to become a proficient, highly skilled expert in this field
Conducting sample and data collection on research studies
Perform standard operating procedures and execute Protocol driven activities on laboratory animals. Forexample; clinical observations, food consumptions, body weights, urine collection, administering anesthesia, mating procedures, blood draws, dose administration catheter placement, enrichment, feeding
Responsible for recording, entering and reviewing raw data
Prepares for procedures by setting up and maintaining ancillaries on study animals
Operating specialized laboratory equipment such as; Glucometer, Harvard pump, Digital Thermometer, infusion pumps, telemetry devices etc
Monitor and report changes and concerns in animal behavior or health, and problems with animal rooms (e.g., caging, lights, and temperature) to all appropriate personnel
Monitor and report all study changes to the Study Supervisor and Study Director
All work must be performed at the highest quality and with the highest regard for animal welfare
BS/BA in a scientific discipline preferred. Must have high School Diploma and/or GED required
6 months plus experience working with animals, in research, or in a regulated environment
ALAT or LAT Certification Preferred
Ability to perform high quality work with strongattention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to problem solve and know when to ask questions
Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees
Ability to multi-task and maintain organization in a fast paced, changing environment
Positive attitude toward work and strong team player
Be a part of a team that likes to work hard and have fun
Ability to lift up to 30-50 pounds required
What We Offer:
Relaxed dress code
Paid Time Off
On-sitecafeteria and gym
Company events, including happy hours, team building competitions, lunches and much more
Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, manufacturing and analytical services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Kansas City, KS,Seattle, WA and Philadelphia, PA.
Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.
Altasciences Preclinical Services, Seattle LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status.
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Altasciences Preclinical Services is renowned for its diverse range of safety assessment services and NHP expertise. Our enthusiasm for customized services that focus on the needs of our clients positions us as the uncommon CRO: uncommonly accessible, flexible and responsive. Located just north of Seattle, WA, our team of experts in Toxicology, Pathology, Exploratory Research and Bioanalysis make the client relationship a top priority. We believe the experience is as important as the science that drives it. We believe a better future is possible for everyone and we’re using our nonclinical proficiency to support medical science advancements that will lead to pharmaceutical cures. Want to be a part of a dynamic team that provides continuous professional development opportunities? Work with Altasciences Preclinical Services and set your future in motion!