Research Associate II

Portland, OR 97224
Salary: $17.00 to $20.00 /hour

Position Summary:

Join a fast-paced and innovative team helping advance novel liver-targeted therapeutics. Yecuris has an immediate opening for an experienced Research Associate to drive in vivo (mouse) and in vitro projects and services.

In this role you will,

  • Work as an integral member of our team producing mouse models used in liver disease research
  • Execute research studies for clients testing gene therapy vectors and other liver-directed therapeutics
  • Conduct routine procedures such as dosing, blood and tissue sampling, post-mortem tissue harvest, monitoring animal health, collecting and recording data. Extensive vivarium work and animal handling involved.
  • Advance to more technical in vivo procedures in mice including surgeries, cell transplants, and liver perfusions.
  • Perform a variety of cell culture and cell-based procedures including hepatocyte isolation, magnetic cell separations, flow cytometry, production of viral vectors, and immunohistochemistry.
  • Execute various molecular biology procedures including ELISA, genotyping, and qPCR


  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field with 2+ years’ experience in a technical field
  • Hands-on experience in rodent husbandry or experimentation
  • Experience with cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, histology, and other laboratory techniques is a plus.

Key Skills

  • Positive attitude with the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Highly organized and capable of meeting deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent dexterity and fine motor skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-developed multi-tasking skills and ability to adapt to changes


Yecuris offers exciting career opportunities in a dynamic working environment. Full medical, dental, vision, 401K, and profit-sharing benefits provided. Convenient location in Tigard, Oregon with free parking.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply via the link above. Include a resume and concise cover letter describing your experience, qualifications, and goals.

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