in vivo Pharmacology Research Assistant/Research Associate /Senior Research Associate

125 - In-vivo Pharmacology · Emeryville, California
Department 125 - In-vivo Pharmacology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a leading clinical-stage CRISPR genome editing biotechnology company located in Berkeley, CA. Caribou's tools and technologies provide transformative capabilities to therapeutic development and the company is advancing an internal pipeline of genome-edited cell therapies for various oncology indications. Caribou was founded in 2011 by CRISPR pioneers including Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna, PhD, Martin Jinek, PhD, and Rachel Haurwitz, PhD, our President and CEO. The company has developed a novel CRISPR genome editing technology platform and has a leading intellectual property position.


At Caribou, every employee is valued for their unique perspective, background, and diversity. Every person on the Caribou team contributes to problem solving and innovation. The Company’s vision is to advance agile genome editing innovations for the benefit of our communities.


Caribou is seeking a Research Assistant/Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join its in vivo Pharmacology team at its facility in Emeryville, CA.  The candidate must be motivated, enthusiastic, professional, and committed to working as a team player.  The ideal candidate combines confidence, comfort, and a working knowledge of laboratory animals, with a background in animal husbandry, restraint, and handling.  In addition, experience with injection (IV, IP, SC, and PO) and blood draw techniques (RO bleed and cardiac puncture), is desirable but not required; experience with rodent surgery and anesthesia is a plus.  On the job training is available. The candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate with coworkers and work as part of a team, follow instructions to work independently, and display a strong sense of ownership over their work.  They must possess a strong attention to detail and always strive to perform quality work.  This is an excellent opportunity to utilize and advance the ideal candidate’s laboratory animal skills in a state-of-the-art facility with a progressive, diverse, and knowledgeable team.


Ideal candidate must possess:


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 1 year demonstrated experience working with rodents in a research laboratory
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to quality care of laboratory animals
  • Ability to read, record, and communicate study details and results
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as required


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Industry experience
  • LAT/LATG certification
  • Experience with intravenous tail-vein injections
  • Experience with working in a GLP environment
  • Experience with IVIS imaging or equivalent


Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a dynamic biotechnology company, and the successful candidate should have a passion for science and a desire to work in a collaborative environment. Caribou promotes a culture in which employees are respected and valued for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork.  


Caribou compensation and benefits:

  • Comprehensive compensation package including stock options
  • Generous paid vacation time in addition to Company-observed holidays                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan including matching employer contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program


Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.  Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 


Caribou is on Twitter. Follow the Company @CaribouBio.


Direct applicants only. No agencies please.

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  • Location
    Emeryville, California
  • Department
    125 - In-vivo Pharmacology
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience