Research Associate- In vivo-CNS:

Camden New Jersey

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 will be responsible for overseeing and performing in vivo studies to support the CNS team and other therapeutic areas of the translational department.


Additional responsabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain mouse breeding colonies.
  • Scheduling and following multiple concurrent studies according to the experimental design.
  • Perform ICV/Intrathecal/Intraparenchymal/IV/IP/PO/SC injections in mice and rats, monitor animal health, collect blood samples, collect CSF perform necropsies and record data.
  • Perform behavioral studies, brain surgeries as required.
  • Interact with CNS team scientists and provide constant feedback.
  • Work crossfunctionally with liver and Ocular team and provide support to other R&D in vivo needs


Perform in vivo experiments and animal monitoring according to applicable regulations in support of the Ocular team and other therapeutic areas.

Maintain accurate record of procedures and provide results/comments to study directors

Prioritize and plan projects and workloads, manage resources and scheduling. Write and review animal protocols for IACUC approval.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Generally has 3-5+ years of hands on relevant experience with rodents
  • 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.
  • Excellent record keeping.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate independent problem solving skills of technical issues; develop solutions to a variety of moderate to complex problems; Discuss with supervisor and refer to policies/practices for guidance.
  • Must be comfortable in the fast-paced, biotech start-up environment and interact with multi-disciplinary research teams at Spark.
  • Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action

Basic Qualifications