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Contract Research Associate I/II

Company: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.
Location: Novato
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Why Join Us?
Be a hero for our rare disease patientsAt 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 pandemic, we are committed to the health and safety of our employees and prospective employees, which means at this time our interview processes may include virtual discussions, interviews, and onboarding. Please note that compliance with local regulations and safety protocols is a condition of employment at Ultragenyx. Elements of safety protocols may include, but are not limited to: work from home requirements, regular or symptom-based covid testing, providing valid evidence of vaccination, mask wearing, and physical distancing.US based roles: 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.Roles based outside the US: If the role requires travel to the US or another country that requires evidence of covid vaccination for entry, candidates and employees will be required follow the local regulations and corporate policy regarding vaccination evidence submission.
Position Summary:The Research Associate I or II, Pharmacology/Toxicology (In Vivo Core) is to provide hands-on in vivo support to research and development programs. The RA should possess a background in science, lab work, biology or previous experience as a veterinary technician. Position is located at the Buck Institute.Work Model:Core Lab & Ops: majority of the work requires being in the office or laboratory either pre, during or post pandemicResponsibilities:

  • Assists in 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.
  • Assist with running Clinical Chemistry and Hematology samples and analyzing results.
  • Keeps meticulous records of experiments and results.
  • Delivers high-quality data in a timely manner to facilitate data-driven decision-making.
  • As needed, prepares stock chemical solutions, relevant test articles, tube labelling and other lab duties as assigned.
  • Conscience of cost effective maintenance of supplies and department budget.
  • Ensures compliance with AUP and IACUC guidelines.
  • May assist with report writing if interested.
  • May be given more project lead related responsibilities if shows initiative and drive.Requirements:
    • BS in Science related field with 0-1 years of relevant experience for RAI. For RAII position BS in Science related field plus -2 or more years of experience.
    • Animal handling experience, ability to dose rodents, collect blood from rodents, perform necropsy tissues collections is a plus.
    • High level of enthusiasm and ability to work in teams with some supervision.
    • Occasional weekend, overtime, and holiday work is required; requires flexible work schedule to accommodate program priorities as needed.
    • Must pass Health Surveillance exam at Kaiser and on-line IACUC tests.#LI-MK1
      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: (415) 483-8800 or by emailing us at talentacquisition@ultragenyx.com. For electronic email and mail inquiries, please include a description of your requested accommodation, your name and contact information.See our CCPA Employee and Applicant Privacy Notice.See our Privacy Policy.Note to External Recruiters: All candidate activity and open positions are managed strictly through our Human Resources Department. Our Human Resources Department kindly requests that recruiters not contact employees/hiring managers directly in an attempt to solicit business and present candidates. Please note that failure to comply with this request will be a factor in determining a professional relationship with our organization. Submission of unsolicited resumes prior to an agreement set in place between the Human Resources Department and the recruiting agency will not create any implied obligation. Inquiries on developing a recruiting relationship with us, may be directed to: talentacquisition@ultragenyx.com.

Keywords: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., Novato , Contract Research Associate I/II, Other , Novato, California

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