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Research Associate Scientist – In Vivo DMPK

Paraza Pharma, Inc. is a fast-growing pharmaceutical research company offering a dynamic and collaborative work environment where scientific excellence, innovation and creativity are at the forefront. Here, diversity, new points of view and a creative spirit are valued and considered as real assets. We provide our employees with ongoing support, training and development opportunities to expand their horizons while contributing to our shared passion for Drug Discovery.

We are currently looking for a Research assistant or a Research associate Scientist for our In vivo DMPK (Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetic) team.



As a member of the DMPK group, the candidate will be mainly responsible for the conduct of pharmacokinetic studies in rodent (rats and mice) to assess novel chemical entities in vivo. The successful candidate will work in accordance with guidelines from the Canadian Council on Animal Care and internal regulations to deliver results in a stringent schedule while maintaining excellent animal care standards. Related tasks will involve performing cannulation surgeries, drug administration through different (oral, intravenous, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal), specimen collection and animal monitoring. Depending on candidate’s profile, this person might also be involved in PK-data analysis and in communication with clients. The selected candidate will need to use his/her personal vehicle for local transportation to different vivarium locations (Laval, Montreal) and will receive a financial compensation for doing so.


Major Responsibilities

  • Pharmacokinetic studies in rodent:
    • Perform different surgeries aiming at the canulation of arteries, veins or ducts
    • Animal handling and dose administration (oral, ip, sc, iv)
    • Perform clinical sign assessment (weight monitoring, visual inspection)
  • Collection of biological samples:
    • Blood collection manually or via the use of automatic blood samplers.
    • Organ harvest
  • Other:
    • Record data entries and observations in study files
    • May participate in the development of dosing formulations
    • May be involved in PK-data analysis and external communications


  • Technical degree in animal care or bachelor, master degree in Sciences
  • Bilingual (French and English)
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Demonstrated team spirit with capability to succeed in a fast-paced environment, working on multiple projects with constantly changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Previous experience performing surgeries followed by full recovery will be considered as an important asset
  • Knowledge of the Phoenix WinNonlin software will be considered as an asset.


Job type: Permanent Full Time

Region: Technoparc Montréal (Ville St-Laurent)



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