Preclinical Associate


Perform in vivo studies to support PK/Toxicology and assist the Preclinical Department in regards to both in-house and outsourced studies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to):

  1. Plan, write study protocols, and conduct controlled experiments to characterize toxicological and PK properties of new investigational drugs.
  2. Collect, analyse, communicate results, and assist in preparing reports in a timely manner.
  3. Work collaboratively with other scientists, technicians and colleagues as part of multidisciplinary project teams.
  4. Perform technical procedures on rodents such as test article dosing (oral gavage), blood collections using different routes/techniques and other clinical sampling techniques.
  5. Assess and document clinical observations, body weight data, food consumption data, environmental data (i.e., room temperature and humidity), and other data on the appropriate forms.
  6. Perform tissue collection and necropsies.
  7. Understand and interpret study protocols/SOP’s to ensure that the tasks are conducted accurately.
  8. Prepare dose formulations and other reagents as instructed.
  9. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.


Must be flexible, and able to work independently.

Familiarity with basic drug formulation techniques.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.


  1. Minimum BA/BS in related biology degree or equivalent.
  2. Minimum 2 years experience performing in vivo (rodent) toxicology studies.
  3. Ability to work safely with potentially toxic compounds.

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