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Research Associate

Employer
PsychoGenics
Location
Paramus, New Jersey
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 21, 2022
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Job Details

About PsychoGenics:

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.

Overview of Position: 

We are looking for a highly motivated Researcher in our neuropharmacology group.  The successful candidate will work in a team of scientists and researchers supporting preclinical studies using rodent models. The primary responsibilities of the candidate will include, but are not limited to, dosing animals, conducting behavioral assessments, and dissection and tissue collection. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating studies and the proper execution of experiments. The candidate must be capable of working both across teams and independently.

 

Job Responsibilities:  Tasks performed with rodents may include:

  • Test article dosing using various routes of administration (IP, SC, PO)
  • Behavioral testing; learning and memory, anxiety, and/or motor assessments
  • Tissue collection (anatomical dissection of brain region, along with peripheral organs and muscles)
  • Data handling (graphing and analyzing data)
  • Study coordination (preparing run sheets and mix sheets, creating shipping manifests)

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, neuroscience, or related field
  • 1-3 years of laboratory and behavioral experience with rodents
  • Animal handling skills and knowledge of rodent behavioral models
  • Attention to detail, strong organization, multitasking and troubleshooting skills
  • Able to work well in a group atmosphere, as well as independently
  • High level of commitment, excellent motivation to perform and to learn
  • Able to comprehend and comply with all SOP and IACUC, and to follow safety and quality assurance protocols, as well as question and/or report any deviations to study protocols
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment and to pick up new skills quickly
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with dosing rodents (IP, SC, PO)
  • Experience with behavioral testing such as Open Field, RotaRod, Tapered Beam, Irwin, or Fear Conditioning

Company

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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Website
Telephone
2017468785
Location
215 College Rd
Paramus
NJ
07652
United States
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