In-Vivo Research Associate I

Vium, Inc.
Job Location
San Jose, CA
Job Description

About Us: 

Vium empowers biomedical investigators with technology that accelerates the preclinical drug discovery and development pipeline. Researchers can design, run, and analyze experiments that rapidly surface insights and high volumes of quality data. The platform improves the speed and reproducibility of preclinical research so that it is more predictive of how drugs perform in humans. The result is that better therapies get moved more quickly to patients who need them. Founded in 2013, we have a proven product, an awesome team, happy clients, smart investors and advisors, and plans to double in 2017 and beyond. Want to use your experience to help save lives? Here’s the chance for you to make this a reality. 

The Role: 

The In Vivo Research Associate is to provide in vivo support to preclinical research efforts, including but not limited to the conduct of technical procedures, data collection, treatment, health monitoring and husbandry of laboratory rodents. 

Meaningful Things You’ll Do: 

Actively participate in the execution of in vivo studies in collaboration with investigators. 
Perform technical duties such as in vivo dosing of different animal models via various techniques including intramuscular, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, and oral routes. 
Collect blood and tissues for analysis. 
Responsible for observing health conditions of animals, recognizes and reports common signs of clinical illness and/or irregularities in animal behavior. 
Prepare and maintain accurate and detailed experimental and animal health records (including electronic records). 
Accurately and effectively communicate progress in written and verbal form. 
Perform routine animal husbandry, daily animal health checks, and general facility maintenance in animal, procedure, and support rooms. 
Perform daily health assessments of study animals and technical experimental procedures as directed. 
Commitment to follow through on assigned directives, tasks, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision. 
Ability to solve problems. 
Strong organizational and analytical skills. 
Must be flexible, self-starting and self-managing. 
Ability to maintain confidential information. 
Must be able to document data clearly and have good attention to detail.


Education and Experience: 

Education – a BS in a life science or related field of study, or equivalent relevant work experience. 
Skills – Ability to read/write and specifically write and evaluate scientific data. Mathematical and reasoning skills required. 
Abilities – Ability to plan, multi-task, prioritize, communicate, problem-solve. 
Other characteristics such as personal characteristics – Positive and supportive attitude 
Professional Certification – ALAT and above preferred. 
More About Our Culture: 

We’re a group of talented individuals across multiple disciplines, coming together to deliver great engineering! 


Say what we’ll do and then do it! As a growing team, we’ve increased collaboration between roles of development and operations 
Have an attitude of shared responsibility and value building quality into the development process. 
Have a wide range of interests, which is why we’re in this company in the first place. 
Are focused on results more than hours-in-a-chair-at-the-office. 
Have great values and sense of community, while encouraging growth. 
Love what we do and love being part of a team that rewards trying new things. 
What We Offer: 

Good salaries and benefits. Who doesn’t want that? 
Stock options 
Catered lunch most days and a fully stocked kitchen with healthy snacks and delicious drinks (Hungry anyone?) 
Flexible work hours and Friday demo days/happy hours 
Relaxed office in San Mateo with a casual environment 
Company teambuilding days, fun parties, including a week in the Summer when we close up shop and go on vacation 

Our corporate office is in San Mateo and the remote-controlled lab is in the South Bay.

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