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In Vivo Research Assistant

Date: Jan 18, 2022

Location: Camden, NJ, US, 08103

Company: Spark Therapeutics

Join the Spark Team


We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable – until now.


We don’t follow footsteps. We create the path.

Primary Duties

The In Vivo Research Assistant will be responsible for supporting in vivo studies to support all therapeutic areas.

  • Maintain standard and transgenic breeding colonies in support of Spark Pipeline.
  • Conduct tissue collection/shipment for genotyping.
  • Enter breeding, genotyping and colony information using a specialized colony management software.
  • Assist with study set-up and sample collection preparation.
  • Assist in study data documentation support as needed.
  • Interact with In Vivo team members, scientists and Non-Clinical management and provide breeding colony feedback.
  • Perform IP/SC injections in mice, monitor animal health, collect blood samples, perform necropsies and record data.


% of Time                      Job Function and Description


Maintain Breeding colonies to support small animal studies.


Support study set-up and sample collection preparation.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Associates Degree in the biological sciences with 0-2 years of lab related experience.
  • Advanced skills on handling, restraining, identification
  • Ability to manage large mouse colonies required.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and collaborations skills.
  • Keep accurate records, follow instructions and comply with company policies.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Fast learner


Please be aware that Spark mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location.  Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia