Research Associate / Study Technician II (S. San Francisco, CA)

December 31, 2020
South San Francisco, CA
Job Type


Research Associate / Study Technician II (S. San Francisco, CA)

We are proud to offer an exciting Temp. to Perm. opportunity to work as a Study Technician II at a location that focuses on non-GLP DMPK and pharmacology studies.

Work Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Normally 40 hours per week, with weekends and holidays required on a rotating basis. 
  • The hours may be implemented on a sliding workweek such as Sunday thru Thursday, or Tuesday thru Saturday, as needed.


Observe, monitor and document the health and physical environment within the client’s animal facility. Perform technical and surgery techniques in the vivarium.

  • Perform general & specialized husbandry following established Guidance Documents.
  • Develop an understanding of and regularly utilize available information resources and systems (e.g., SOPs, policies, computer applications).
  • Assemble, set up, and operate any necessary experimental equipment.
  • Conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols/plans and with regulatory and laboratory requirements.
  • Document experimental data in technical notebooks or approved electronic files including activities undertaken, existing conditions, observed results and variation from expected data patterns.
  • Record and prepare data for inclusion in project reports.
  • Demonstrate strong technical knowledge and understanding in his/her assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ability to manage small studies and train staff
  • Able to perform the following techniques:
    • Oral gavage in rodents
    • IV, SQ, IP, IM injection techniques in rodents
    • Blood collection techniques to include tail vein in rodents, orbital sinus in rodents and cardiac in rodents
    • Necropsy and tissue collection
    • Surgery support to include aseptic technique practices, compound calculations, osmotic pump implantation, ovariectomy, castration, laparotomy / with organ removal (i.e. splenectomy)
  • Ability to work in GLP environment
  • Rodent euthanasia via exsanguination preceded by administration of CO2 or anesthesia; cervical dislocation preceded by administration of CO2 or anesthesia; or, administration of CO2.
  • Interact with other personnel within the department, key support groups and the division, to develop a network of resources to facilitate completion of assignments.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s of Science degree in a Life Sciences discipline and four (4) years related experience or CVT/LVT/RVT certification and four (4) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above OR High School diploma/GED and six (6) years directly related work experience in laboratory animal husbandry and technical skills as detailed above required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS Certification at the LAT level preferred.
  • Other:   Basic computer skills required. 


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts; is exposed to laboratory animals and caging of various species including mice, rats, and other rodents and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, biohazard materials/agents.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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