Senior Research Associate – In Vivo Pharmacology

Full time

Framingham, MA

Reporting to the Team Lead, the Senior Research Associate will be responsible for creating, managing and overseeing in vivo proof of concept (PoC) and pharmacology studies that are run with external CROs and through internal workflows. The Berg R&D pipeline that spans oncology and neurology currently has many rapidly advancing small molecules and biologics that are in various stages of PoC and pharmacology studies. The ideal candidate will be a motivated team player who is willing to work in a highly cross-functional setting that is fast-paced and dynamic. The candidate will present great communication skills along with a strong sense of ownership.


  • Assist with designing animal study protocols based on input from program leads and scientific management
  • Work closely with CROs and academic collaborators in making amendments to study protocols, and monitor animal studies (PK/PD, toxicology, efficacy) to ensure compliance with technical requirements that are laid out in the proposed design
  • Archive all tissues/samples collected at the end of each study
  • Perform downstream analysis on collected tissues
  • Analysis, interpretation, and presentation of the data in the internal and external scientific meetings
  • Ensure quality of data and data compliance, generate high-quality reports with recommendations


  • Requires an MS in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, toxicology or related science field with 2+ years of relevant in vivo experience in an academic and industrial setting
  • Knowledge of efficacy and PK/PD and toxicology study design