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Associate Scientist II

Company: Planet Pharma
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

General Position Summary/Purpose:

A technical R & D position responsible for development and execution of in vivo biomedical studies evaluating the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and toxicological properties of pharmaceutical agents. Must possess strong animal technical skills working with rodents. Must possess a demonstrated ability to work independently to execute in vivo studies, effectively document findings, follow animal welfare policies and analyze study data. Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the technical lead for in vivo biomedical testing, demonstrating technical proficiency in rodent dosing by various routes (IV, IP, SC, PO)
  • Responsible for the development and validation of animal models for the pharmacokinetic, efficacy, and toxicity evaluation of pharmaceutical candidates
  • Independently conduct biomedical studies, accurately document findings, analyze data and prepare reports for internal and external dissemination
  • Flexible hours that will require some weekend and holiday work as well as early am and pm dosing responsibilities
  • Responsible for animal care and handling


  • Position requires significant rodent handling and participation in rodent husbandry. Occasional lifting of heavy items (?10kg) items anticipated. Individuals with allergies to animal dander would be significantly limited in the scope of work that could be performed with respect to the responsibilities of the position
  • Excellent technical proficiency in rodent handling, dosing and bleeding techniques, and conduct of in vivo studies
  • Technical proficiency in necropsy and tissue sample collection
  • Working knowledge of the conduct of pharmacokinetic studies in mice and rats using various methods of blood collection (tail vein, saphenous vein, cheek, cardiac, retro-orbital)
  • Technical proficiency in measuring subcutaneous tumor growth
  • Ability to recognize and respond appropriately to both anticipated and unanticipated results during the development and conduct of in vivo studies individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, self-motivated, highly organized, and able to work independently in a fast-paced research environment
  • Practical knowledge of IACUC policies desired
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of StudyLog


  • Practical knowledge of various syngeneic and xenograft tumor models
  • Possess a broad-base of skills in support of in vivo biomedical testing, including proficiency in animal dosing and sample collection by various routes and/or methods
  • Proficient in development and validation of animal models for the evaluation of efficacy and toxicity of pharmaceutical candidates
  • Are you open to look at candidates willing to relocate? At their own expense
  • Years of experience/education and/or certifcations required:

Bachelors degree in biology, toxicology, pharmacology or related disciplines, animal sciences or 1 to 3 years relevant experience

  • What are the top 3 skills/requirements this person should have?
  • Collect blood from mice and rats
  • Previous animal handling experience
  • IV dosing
  • Oral Dosing exp in mice/rats
  • What is a nice to have (but not required) regarding skills, requirements, experience, education, or certification?

Experience with IACUC policies and procedures Practical knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice regulations desired

  • What type of environment is this person working in?

  • Group setting
  • Work Schedule:

Expected work hours: Monday thru Friday 5AM to 1:30pm or -830-5pm and

Able to work one weekend day every 8 weeks and transitioning with team members to cover holidays.

  • Does this position offer the ability to work remotely on a regular basis or is it an on-site role? Onsite only

Keywords: Planet Pharma, Sunnyvale , Associate Scientist II, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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