Do you have a solid science background and previous oncology research experience with small animals? Do you want the opportunity to play a crucial role in our vision to see cancer a treatable disease? Are you looking for the opportunity to contribute immediately and grow quickly with a cutting edge organization? Then MI Bioresearch’s Associate Scientist, Pharmacology role is for you!


Cancer will become a treatable disease. Continued advancement around the understanding of cancer biology and the host immune response to it is paving the way for more effective treatments for this complex, heterogeneous and adaptable disease. These understandings are emerging through diverse new approaches that, at their core, are targeted and mechanistic…and require a sophisticated understanding of treatment response.

Position Overview, Responsibilities

  • Manage all pharmacological aspects of multiple, simultaneous client studies in a hands-on fashion.
  • Liaise with fellow imaging and pharmacology study managers to provide quality service to clients. Set and adhere to realistic experimental timelines and communicate those with clients and staff.
  • Assist with drafting of SOPs, animal protocol applications, and other documents.
  • Manage study-related client communications; responsible for provision of timely interim study updates to include analysis as necessary.
  • Coordinate and schedule of inter-team studies and projects,
  • Manage the basic daily functions of technicians, including but not limited to, work flow scheduling, training, and safety.
  • Coordinate and schedule of inter-team studies and projects.
  • Responsible for deadline-based creation and compilation of draft client final reports (including proficiency with Materials and Methods).

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences or related (or equivalent education and/or experience).
  • 5-7 years of previous related research and/or animal handling experience, and your LAT Certification, preferred.
  • Oncology related study management experience.
  • Expertise of small animal handling and manipulation/restraint to include procedures not limited to in vivo: dosing, measuring, weighing, and surgeries; ex vivo: necropsy and sampling which may include PK/PD.
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of multiple disease models and related pharmacology, biology, procedures and data generation.
  • Autonomously perform drug preparation; knowledge of underlying calculations and ability to follow clients’ specifications.
  • In-depth knowledge of Animal Care and Use principles and applications.
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures, Vertebrate Use Protocols, and other applicable regulations.

Work Environment

  • As with any scientific research role involving animals, there are some unique aspects of working in a BioSafety Level II environment. Some of these include exposure to sharps, chemicals, and other substances as well as potential exposure to allergens, zoonotic diseases, and other biohazards.
  • The Scientist of Research and Development will perform activities within the rack/bubble environment that require an ability to lift 20 pounds and bend and move with agility in this space.
  • Because the safety of our employees and animals is of utmost importance, all employees working in the Vivarium will adhere to the established PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) requirements.


Join Us Today! Great Benefits, Great Environment, Essential Purpose

Are you ready to take the next steps to working in our hands-on, fast-paced environment? Contact us today to learn about joining our team. As an employee of MI Bioresearch, you will be one of our dynamic group of scientists, and in turn will be offered a highly competitive package including base salary, incentive bonus, and attractive benefits.

To apply, please send us your resume and include the job title you are interested in as the subject line.