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In Vivo Research Associate II, Ophthalmology
Pharmaron Carlsbad, CA

In Vivo Research Associate II, Ophthalmology

Carlsbad, CA
Expired: December 17, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Pharmaron (San Diego) is seeking to hire an outstanding candidate to join our Ocular department at the Research Associate II level. The Research Associate will play an important role by supporting in vivo studies to test devices being developed for various ocular disorders.

Primary responsibilities:

This position requires a broad knowledge of animal anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry to help develop and support in vivo models to screen therapeutics and devices being developed for various indications.

Other important functions include:
  • Experience in the administration of test substances by various basic methods (i.e., oral gavage, SQ, IV, ID, etc.) in multiple species (mouse, rat, rabbit, dog, pig).
  • Performed topical ocular dosing.
  • Manage and observe animals for general health and overall wellbeing.
  • Experience in the collection of biological specimens (i.e., blood from appropriate vessels from all species of laboratory animals at the site).
  • Able to perform study-related activities in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations(GLPs), study protocols, and company policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Review documentation to ensure functions performed meet quality control requirements.
  • Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals at the site.
  • Perform study preparation activities, including collection tube labeling and room setup.
  • Performed Intraocular Pressure (IOP) measurements (Pneumatonometer/Tonovet).
  • Handle and holding animals for imaging work.
  • Performed necropsies- tissue collection.
  • Assist surgeon in Operating Room.
  • Perform and monitor animals for anesthesia and analgesia.
  • Perform post-operative monitoring and anima recovery.
  • Perform catheter placements in large animals.
  • Interface with different teams, including study director, principal investigator, QC/QA, and Account Managers/Sales.
  • Maintain accurate records in various internal databases: eQCM, Provantis, Vivarium +.
  • Support internal research projects to optimize service.
  • Perform aseptic techniques and other duties as directed by Management.

Candidate Requirements:
  • Associates degree (preferred) in veterinary technology with 3 years relevant experience. Education level requirement could be amended based on relevant years of experience.
  • BS with at least 2 years relevant experience.
  • Certification as a registered veterinarian technician (RVT) is a plus.
  • Background in lab animal (in vivo) research is a Working knowledge of preclinical techniques and modalities will be a plus.
  • Position requires good communication skills and attention to
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to adapt to a dynamic team environment.


Pharmaron cares about our work community and offers a variety of benefits allowing employees the opportunity to customize a benefits package that meets their personal needs. Company benefits include the following:
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Plan with Employer Contribution
  • Health Reimbursement Account Funded by Employer
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Life and AD&D Insurance 100% Employer Paid
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance for Employee, Spouse & Child(ren)
  • Short and Long Term Disability 100% Employer Paid
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Employee Assistance Program

About Pharmaron

Pharmaron (Stock Code: 300759.SZ/3759.HK) is a premier R&D service provider for the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities, and established a broad spectrum of research, development and manufacturing service capabilities throughout the entire drug discovery, preclinical and clinical development process across multiple therapeutic modalities, including small molecules, biologics and CGT products. With over 19,000 employees, and operations in China, the U.S., and the U.K., Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan and China.

Pharmaron is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.




Carlsbad, CA
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