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Contract Research Associate I

Company: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.
Location: Novato
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Why Join Us?

Be a hero for our rare disease patients

At Ultragenyx, we fundamentally believe that taking real impactful action to care for the needs of patients and our people is always the right thing to do. To achieve this goal, our vision is to lead the future of rare disease medicine. For us, this means going where other biopharma companies won't go - challenging the status quo and creating a new model that advances our field so more patients and caregivers can benefit from life-changing treatments. We do this by following the science, applying a novel rapid development approach, making innovative medicines at fair and reasonable prices, and creating a collaborative ecosystem to reach patients in ways that are most meaningful for them.

Our commitment and care for patients extends to our people, so culture is an essential cornerstone for Ultragenyx. We remain continuously focused on creating a supportive and inclusive environment of profound learning and growth - so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where we would be proud for our family, friends and children to work.

If you want to have a meaningful impact, do the best work of your career, and grow a lot, both professionally and personally, come join our team. During the COVID-19 Outbreak, we are committed to our hiring process. The health and safety of our employees and prospective employees take priority which means at this time our approach will include video discussions, interviews, and onboarding.

US based roles: starting on January 3rd, 2022, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment at Ultragenyx. This requirement applies to almost all roles at Ultragenyx based in the U.S., with very limited exceptions. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a disability, serious medical condition, or because it would violate your sincerely held religious belief, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.

Position Summary:

The Research Associate I, Pharmacology/Toxicology (In Vivo Core) is to provide hands-on in vivo support to research and development programs. The RAI should possess a background in science, lab work, biology or previous experience as a veterinary technician.

Work Model:

Core Lab & Ops: majority of the work requires being in the office or laboratory either pre, during or post pandemic.


  • Help with target and drug discovery efforts at Ultragenyx by performing in vivo studies across a range of rodent models to support the advancement of research leads and potential drug candidates targeting rare and ultra-rare diseases
  • Help with in-house breeding, weaning, genotyping, health surveillance, and help with general oversight of animal colonies
  • Keep records of experiments and results
  • Provide high-quality data promptly to facilitate data-driven decision-making
  • Prepare stock chemical solutions, relevant test articles, tube labeling and other lab tasks as assigned
  • Conscience of cost-effective maintenance of supplies and department budget
  • Ensure compliance with AUP and IACUC guidelines

    • HS Diploma with 1+ years of experience in small animal field or BS in Science related field with 0 years of relevant experience
    • Animal handling experience to dose rodents, collect blood from rodents, perform necropsy tissues collections
    • High level of enthusiasm and ability to work in teams with some guidance
    • Occasional weekend, overtime, and holiday work is required; requires flexible work schedule to accommodate program priorities
    • Must pass Health Surveillance exam at Kaiser and online IACUC tests before working

      Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and for qualified disabled veterans in job application procedures, as required by applicable law. If you have any difficulty using our online application system and need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Talent Acquisition by calling: or by emailing us at . For electronic email and mail inquiries, please include a description of your requested accommodation, your name and contact information.

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