Research Associate

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 16, 2023
Full time

Job Description


Research Associate

Posting Number: S01279
Position Status: Full time
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 6011-Center for Clinical Research

Function: College of Optometry
Family: Research
Classification Series Title: Technician

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum $17.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum: $17.00

Job Summary
Responsibilities include execution of the study protocol per all study design plans and SOPs related to study conduct, including project management support for studies. These responsibilities may include but are not limited to sample preparation, dose verification, study system dosing, sample analysis and re-analysis, data collection and recording data either manually or electronically, sign offs on all scientific aspects of study participation. Research Associates must work closely with study directors, contributing scientists, veterinary and clinical support services, pathology, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, and analytical/bio analytical services to ensure all study aspects are conducted per scientific and regulatory requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Descriptive statistics, formulation and dosing calculations, dilutions, etc; excellent communication and technical writing skills; proactive in spotting potential problems and seeking successful solutions; excellent attention to detail.Familiarity with clinical/veterinary terminology pertaining to dosing, clinical observations, physiology, pathology, animal behavior, etc.

Required Qualifications
B.S. or equivalent in a scientific area (i.e. biology, veterinary sciences); minimum 2 years experience in clinical area or preclinical and experimental animal research; experience with molecular and biochemical techniques; experience with histological procedures; knowledge of vivarium and/ or in vivo procedures and processes, including preclinical study implementation and conduct

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Date: 04/25/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties

Job Duties
Manage and assist with implementing and performing clinical data collection, interaction with human subjects, in-vitro and in-vivo projects including surgeries, necropsies, behavioral testing, biochemical assays, etc., from study initiation to study completion.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duties
Provide project management support for studies, in addition to qc oversight for data and assistance in generating reports for clients and internal committees.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duties
Responsible for all in vivo data collection and archiving, and generation of draft study reports. Assure adherence to protocol, amendments, sops, glp (if applicable) and regulatory compliance throughout the conduct of studies.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duties
Create and interpret scientific documents including study protocols, SOPs and regulatory guidelines.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duties
Experimental subjects contact and examination or animal handling, including treatments, blood sampling (including subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous, intraperitoneal and intradermal routes), and tissue collection in various rodent species. Must perform various technical tests on human subjects and may perform other technical procedures on study animals as needed.

Percentage Of Time

Describe Work Environment
Duties are routinely performed in a typical laboratory setting. While performing duties in this setting the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), and risk of electric shock.
The employee is regularly exposed to wet humid conditions (non-weather), moving mechanical parts, and high precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non-weather), and risk of radiation. The noise level in this setting may be loud due to the noise of ventilation system and hydraulic body hoist.

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