Position Description

Research Associate, In Vivo Biology
Location Worcester, MA
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WAVE Life Sciences USA seeks an experienced and highly motivated in vivo biologist. This position will primarily be based at Wave’s Worcester, MA site.  This is an ideal position for an individual interested in drug discovery who would thrive in a team-oriented, fast-paced, and cross-disciplinary biotech environment. The candidate will be responsible for assisting in the design and execution of experiments as a member of teams focused on advancing therapeutic programs. This candidate will contribute to all levels of in vivo discovery research to support the development of nucleic acid therapies for genetic diseases.


  • Provide assistance in execution of experiments and analytical procedures by performing in vivo procedures and experiments according to detailed protocols
  • Assist in the planning and execution of in vivo mechanistic, efficacy and PK/PD studies.
  • Establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with critical collaborative partners throughout the company.
  • Maintaining detailed records of experimental protocols and data in accordance with company policy.


BA/BS, MS in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or related field with 0-2 years of industry experience. Experience conducting in vivo and ex vivo experiments on preclinical models of diseases, including making clinical observations, and harvesting samples for the evaluation of drug levels, histology, and molecular endpoints a plus.

  • The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team to meet deadlines and contribute to the strategic goals of the company.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and adhere to operating standards and policies related to in vivo studies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • The individual should be able to function in a timeline-driven, dynamic environment, and be able to rapidly adapt to new techniques and protocols.
  • A strong work ethic and high-level motivation are required


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