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Research Associate, In Vivo Pharmacology

[ September 16, 2019 ]

We are seeking an in vivo pharmacologist to join our team and provide support for our drug discovery programs. The successful candidate will conduct in vivo pharmacology experiments to characterize the pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety of novel compounds. Level of position and compensation are commensurate with education and experience.


  • Plan and execute pre-clinical studies to evaluate novel compounds
  • Administer test compounds by all standard routes
  • Evaluate responses to test compounds
  • Record and report experimental results
  • Develop new in vivo assays and/or techniques
  • Analyze and present data
  • Other duties as required


  • BSc degree in physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience or related field and a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience OR MSc/PhD in a relevant field
  • Experience conducting in vivo procedures and dedication to high standards of animal welfare
  • Excellent record keeping and communication skills
  • Attention to detail, methodical and organized
  • Demonstrated team player who also works well independently
  • Enthusiasm for laboratory work
  • Proven problem solving abilities
  • Experience analyzing and presenting data
  • Drug discovery experience is an asset
  • Ability to work after-hours and on weekends on occasion

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to careers@xenon-pharma.com and include “Research Associate, In Vivo” in the subject line. All attachments must be saved as one file and be named: “Your Full Name – Research Associate, In Vivo”. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the volume of applicants, only those chosen for interview will be contacted.