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In Vivo Research Associate-Ocular

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: Camden, NJ, US

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.


The In Vivo research associate (Ocular) will be responsible for overseeing and performing in vivo studies to support the ocular team and other therapeutic areas of the translational department.


Additional responsabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Follow multiple concurrent studies according to the experimental design.
  • Oversee and perform large numbers of in vivo studies concurrently.
  • Perform Intravitreal/Subretinal injections, monitor animal health, collect blood samples, perform necropsies and record data for mouse studies, other species as needed.
  • Perform Electroretinography, OCT and OKR monitoring in rodents.
  • Maintain rodent breeding colonies. 
  • Perform IV/IP/PO/SC injections in mice and rats.
  • General supplies and reagent ordering.
  • Interact with ocular team scientists and provide constant feedback.
  • Work crossfunctionally with CNS, and liver teams and provide support to other R&D in vivo as needed.



Perform in vivo experiments in laboratory animals according to applicable regulations; studies will utilize mice and other species, as needed, in support of the Ocular team.  Support other translational areas as needed.




Responsible for all safety aspects and best practices.

Ensure departmental goals and objectives are met and aligned to the broader organizational goals and objectives


  • BA/BS in biological sciences required with 3-5 years relevant experience
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Advanced skills on handling, restraining, dosing and performing a variety of procedures on study animals required
  • Ability to manage large mouse colonies required.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and collaborations skills.
  • Keep accurate records, follow instructions and comply with company policies.
  • Experience with Gene Therapy is a plus.


  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Detail Oriented.
  • Excellent record keeping.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple programs


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia