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Caribou Biosciences

In-vivo Pharmacology Research Associate

R&D – South San Francisco, California
Department R&D
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a leading company in CRISPR genome engineering located in Berkeley, CA. Caribou's tools and technologies provide transformative capabilities to therapeutic development, agricultural biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, basic and applied biological research. The six-year-old company has developed a best-in-class CRISPR genome engineering technology platform and has a leading intellectual property position. The company currently has a strategic partnership with Genus plc (agriculture) and has co-founded a human therapeutics company, Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA).

Caribou is seeking an experienced Research Associate to join its R&D team at its facility in South San Francisco, CA.  The candidate must be motivated, enthusiastic, professional and committed to working as a team player.  The ideal candidate enlists confidence, comfort and a working knowledge of laboratory animals, with a background in animal husbandry, restraint and handling.  In addition, experience with injection and blood draw techniques, along with rodent surgery and anesthesia experience is desirable.  The candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, take direction from supervisors, and be accountable for their actions.  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 progressive, state-of-the-art and diverse facility.

Candidate must possess: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences
  • 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 information
  • Experience with intravenous tail-vein injections
  • Experience with GLP working environment
  • Experience with cell culture
  • Experience with IVIS imaging or equivalent desirable but not required
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as required

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a dynamic start-up company, and the successful candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment.  For more information, please visit www.cariboubio.com.  Caribou is on Twitter.  Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @CaribouBio.

Caribou offers a comprehensive compensation package, as well as generous paid time off in addition to Company-observed holidays.  The Company provides medical, dental, and vision insurance, along with a 401(k) retirement savings plan which includes matching employer contributions. Caribou promotes a culture in which employees are respected and rewarded for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork. 

Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (as defined under California law), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), 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.

Direct applicants only. No agencies please.

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  • Location
    South San Francisco, California
  • Department
    R&D
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
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