Research Assistant

JOB FUNCTION: Scientific
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
LOCATION: Ridgewood, NJ
COMPENSATION: $50k - $55k
REMOTE / ONSITE: Not Specified
POSTED: Jul 27, 2022

Our client is a well-respected research organization currently seeking a Research Assistant to join their team that offers a very safe and highly-regulated work environment for Research Assistants. The culture is positive, forward thinking, and one that is focused on preclinical neuroscience research.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$50k – $55k

Position Overview:

The Research Assistant will be responsible for rodent behavioral tests which include rat dosing, pain models, research on drug liability, behavioral pharmacology assays, surgeries, preliminary data analysis, and more. The Research Assistant will have the opportunity to work with a driven team of Scientists who are collaborative and passionate each day.

Responsibilities of the Research Assistant:

  • Conducting preclinical research of pain, cognition, and other assays as needed
  • Execution of rodent studies in behavioral pharmacology assays
  • Behavioral studies, preparing and performing rodent surgeries
  • Designing, preparing, and executing experiments and rodent models
  • Execution of rodent surgeries in relevant studies
  • Preliminary experimental data analysis and creating draft study report
  • Complying with SOP, IACUC, and quality assurance protocols
  • Troubleshooting

Qualifications of the Research Assistant:

  • Prior experience handling rodents is required
  • Professional, positive attitude, and ability to work well in a team will be necessary
  • Experience handling animals in a laboratory and behavioral setting
  • Rodent dosing experience (IP, SC, PO, etc.)

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Life Sciences, Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Chemistry, Animal Science, or a related field


  • Paid time off
  • 401K with match
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance (75% of cost covered)
  • Annual bonus based on performance
  • Paid holidays
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), age, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 112230