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Preclincial Research Associate II

Everett, WA, USA Req #338
Friday, June 21, 2019
Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Fargo, ND; Kansas City, KS and Seattle, WA.
Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.

Are you compassionate? Do you love animals? Altasciences is seeking a Research Associate II with a passion for preclinical research. In this position your main focus will be working directly with the research animals and performing the technical procedures per the study protocols. At Altasciences Preclinical Services, we work with many different animal models: non-human primates, rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, swine and canine.  In this position you are given many growth opportunities by learning and perfecting multiple technical procedures, working with different animal models, operating laboratory equipment, collecting specimens and data in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) standards.



  • Support the Study Supervisor(s) and Study Director(s) by performing and assisting with sample and data collection on research studies
  • Knowledge of GLPs
  • Follow and perform standard operating procedures (SOP) & Protocols on study and stock animals, including, but not limited to: clinical observations, food consumptions, body weights, urine collection, administering anesthesia, mating procedures, blood draws (all routes), dose administration (all routes), euthanasia, catheter placement, restraint, enrichment, feeding, food removal, on laboratory animals
  • Responsible for recording, entering and reviewing raw data
  • Prepares for procedures by setting up and maintaining ancillaries on study animals
  • Operating selected laboratory equipment to include: Glucometer, Harvard pump, Digital Thermometer
  • Monitors and reports changes in animal behavior or health, and problems with animal rooms (e.g., caging, lights, and temperature) to all appropriate personnel
  • Maintain general cleanliness and organization of work areas
  • Monitor and report all study changes to the Study Supervisor and Study Director
  • All work must be performed at the highest quality and with the highest regard for animal welfare 


  • BS/BA in a scientific discipline preferred. Must have high School Diploma and/or GED required. 
  • 1 to 2 years experience working with animals, in research, or in a regulated environment.
  • ALAT or LAT Certification
  • Ability to perform high quality work with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and know when to ask questions
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain organization in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Positive attitude toward work and strong team player
  • Be a part of a team that likes to work hard and have fun


Altasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Everett, WA, USA