Scientist, Comparative Medicine

La Jolla, California
January 22 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Global Science and Technology (GST) - Comparative Medicine is seeking for a motivated and innovation driven candidate (as a Scientist). The candidate will report to the site lead of GST and work with a talented team in developing and executing translational animal models and imaging endpoints in oncology research and other therapeutic areas. The candidate should have experience in in vitro cell culture and in vivo animal models. Experience in imaging technologies and software tools for data and image analysis is a plus. The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to work in a matrix environment with investigative partners, research unit scientists, comparative medicine/GST colleagues. The candidate will collaborate with comparative medicine colleagues, mentor junior level scientists and champion the goal of flawless animal care and embrace the 3 R's (reduce, refine and replace) for animal welfare.

  • Work collaboratively with a team of scientists and Comparative Medicine technical staff to develop novel translational animal models and imaging methodologies to advance the Worldwide Research, Development and Medical (WRDM) portfolio.
  • Demonstrate curiosity and be an active learner of science, technology, analytical tools to address the rapid developments in the imaging methods and animal models.
  • Ability to design and conduct studies to evaluate efficacy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamic biomarkers and safety endpoints.
  • Ability to train, mentor and delegate technical work to junior scientists and technicians.
  • Ability to develop reports, posters, presentations to communicate internally with project teams.
  • Interface with technology vendors and maintenance of equipment periodically.
  • Must work in compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, AAALAC accreditation standards, and under local IACUC guidelines.

  • BS degree required
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in an academic or an industry setting with knowledge of drug discovery research.
  • Strong technical and scientific expertise in evaluating in vivo animal modeling including tumor xenografts and genetically engineered mice models.
  • Experience in performing in vitro cell culture, histology and flow cytometry.
  • Knowledge of in vivo imaging technologies.
  • Good communication, leadership and social skills to work above and below the line management.

  • MS degree is preferred.
  • Proficiency with at least one image analysis and visualization package (e.g. AMIDE, OsiriX, Amira, VivoQuant, etc.).
  • Experience in Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Fluorescent Molecular Tomography (FMT), Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound Imaging and analysis.
  • Writing Posters and publications.

  • Able to perform hours of data analysis/interpretation.

  • Some domestic travel may be required

Additional Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: January 29, 2021
  • Referral Bonus Eligible: YES


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