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Senior Research Associate

Paramus, New Jersey
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Dec 3, 2021

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Overview of Position:  The Sr Research Associate is primarily responsible for supporting and conducting rodent Pharmacokinetic studies. Tasks will include preparation, dosing, serial blood collection and/or surgeries in support of these studies, and sample maintenance. The Sr Research Associate will also be responsible for supporting various other cross functional groups with testing and reports. 




Main Responsibilities:


  • Perform rodent surgeries, including jugular vein cannulations
  • Work with rodents (mice, rats) and be able to handle, and administer drugs via various routes: PO, IV, IP, SC, ICV
  • Perform serial blood collection via different routes including tail, saphenous and jugular vein bleeds and perform terminal tissue collection (CSF, plasma, brain, etc.)
  • Maintain detailed documentation of procedures and results
  • Perform calculations for making up drug solutions
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to support project-specific needs
  • Proper execution of experiments, preliminary experimental data analysis and drafting of study reports
  • Assist in quality control procedures including investigating corrective and preventative actions
  • Perform operational tasks such as sample/compound receipt, shipping, regulatory documentation, and trainings



Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences
  • 3+ years of laboratory experience with rats and/or mice
  • Rodent Dosing experience (PO, IV, IP, SC, ICV etc.)
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Focused and well-organized with attention to detail
  • Ability to work as a team member and possess a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  •  Ability to function in a fast-paced, high growth work environment
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, work under supervision and exercise good judgement


PsychoGenics is a well-established preclinical Contract Research Organization (CRO) that provides comprehensive preclinical testing capabilities in CNS and orphan disorders. PsychoGenics has established several automated behavioral platforms, including the SmartCube platform that provide phenotypic screening at an industrial level to support drug discovery programs.

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