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Research Associate, In Vivo



Alameda, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

Science is developing technologies for a range of serious unmet medical needs. We are unafraid to take difficult technical risks, secure in the knowledge that with a clear understanding of what we are doing and with support from powerful modern tools, more progress is possible than might be immediately obvious. Regardless of role or team, the two most important factors we look for in a candidate are evidence of exceptional ability and the addition of positive energy to the group. As a small, early stage team in a largely unstructured environment, the ability to independently orient yourself to the problems that need to be solved and then follow through is essential.

We are seeking a strongly motivated Research Associate to join our team. The successful candidate will play a critical role in our preclinical gene therapy work by supporting research scientists in a range of activities including clinical and ophthalmic examinations, test article handling and dosing, electrophysiological recordings, in vivo imaging, blood collection and handling, necropsy. The Research Associate will work closely with our team of research scientists and veterinary staff to perform procedures according to standard operating procedures in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) to support our goal of performing first-in-human clinical studies.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Test article dosing
  • Ophthalmic examinations (slit lamp, intraocular pressure, central corneal thickness)
  • Electrophysiological recordings (electroretinograms, cortical recordings)
  • In vivo imaging (Optical Coherence Tomography, funduscopy)
  • Necropsies
  • Blood collection and handling
  • Follow all Standard Operating Procedures, Study Protocols and IACUC Protocols
  • Perform experimentation and documentation following the GLPs

Key qualifications:

  • Experience with large animal research models
  • Experience with ophthalmic and /or cranial research procedures
  • Proficient in sterile technique
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to keep accurate records
  • Excellent communications and ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

Preferred qualifications:

  • GLP experience
  • Preclinical research experience

Salary/Pay Range:

Science is required under California law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. We determine your level based on your interview performance and make an offer based on the indicated salary band. The base salary range for this full-time position is $70,000- $110,000 annually + equity + benefits. Within the range, individual pay is determined by several factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please keep in mind that the equity portion of the offer is not included in these numbers.


At Science, our benefits are in place to support the whole you:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible vacation and company-paid holidays
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
  • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care and medical leave
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Science
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)

Science Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work.

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Science will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.