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Research Associate I

Status: Archived
CompanyExplora BioLabs, Inc
LocationSan Diego, CA
How to Apply

Please submit the resume to the email

Explora Biolabs is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Research Associate to join the team.     




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Perform a variety of animal procedures to support company and client research projects (e.g., set up the study forms, set up the procedure rooms, label and ship samples, etc.).
  • Conduct various procedures including routes of drug administration (oral, SC, IP, IM, IV), blood and tissue collection and grafting techniques.
  • Operate and maintain lab equipment (e.g., isoflurane machine).
  • Work under the direction of direct supervisor. Be responsible for the physical environment for a group of assigned laboratory animals.
  • Operate computer terminal and responsible for data entry.
  • Maintain accurate study records in a legible and organized manner.
  • Assist in maintaining lab/facility inventories.
  • Complete study reports.
  • Perform other job duties after training or under supervision.
  • Accommodate varying workload and work on weekends, holidays, and evenings, when needed.
  • Perform routine animal health related tasks when needed (e.g., change cages or food).


  • Requires a BS in the biological sciences or relevant area and 0-3 years of academic/industry working experience or 5+ years as a Research Associate in a CRO or pharma/biotech.
  • Must have a general understanding of animal welfare regulations and of the importance of ethical use of animals in research.
  • Able to learn principles of sanitation and disinfection.
  • Must be able to write carefully, precisely and diligently.
  • Have strong organizational skills in performing assigned tasks without supervision.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to multitask.
  • Flexible to adjust work schedule to accommodate varying workload.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Able to operate a computer terminal and the server.
  • Have good oral communication skills.


  • Skills in animal survival surgeries (cannulation, orthotopic or SC tumor removal, perfusions etc.).
  • Experience with IVIS bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture.
  • Familiar with a variety of animal models in pharmacokinetics, toxicology, oncology, metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and immune disorders.
  • Knowledge of drug development and in vivo pharmacology is preferred.





Company sponsored insurance benefit programs including medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D (accidental death and disability) along with company sponsored 401K retirement plans. In addition to regular salary, Explora offers potential for year-end bonus to its regular employees based on company profits.


  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends if necessary.
  • Must be willing to work with animals.
  • Must be willing to work with infectious biologics (BSL-2 conditions).
  • Must be willing to commute to off-site work location if necessary.
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