Associate Scientist - Compound Logistics in Saint Charles, MO at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is looking for an Associate Scientist! This opportunity is for a well-established (but still growing!) Contract Research Organization here in the St. Louis area.

The Associate Scientist will support the Discovery Services and Products Team in contract research services. This role requires knowledge of scientific principles and experience in a general lab setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs work in a laboratory setting, meeting the physical job requirements of a lab role
  • Prepares and manages inventory of buffers, reagents, media, semi-finished and finished goods
  • Maintains cell culture in a BSL2 laboratory, and adheres to cleanroom guidelines and aseptic technique, according to protocol
  • Conducts production assays in ADMET, Ion Channel, Immunosignaling, OncoPanel™ Services, and manufacturing, lot release assays and inventory management for Cell Products
  • Understands and complies with requirements for work performed at a GxP site
  • Completes required training and supports 100% of Employee Health and Safety requirements
  • Demonstrates proficiency with, care and maintenance of lab equipment and department assets
  • Conducts responsible use of confidential IT and business systems, as required
  • Adheres to department SOPs and documentation requirements, maintains accurate data management and reporting
  • Supports unit goals and demonstrates the company’s competencies, as defined in the job plan
  • Provides training to colleagues and external end users, when required
  • Contributes to scientific community, and site research and development objectives
  • Works effectively in a team environment, under minimum direction, to achieve business production, project timelines, and quality objectives
  • Adjusts work hours and provides cross-functional support to other departments, as required, and maintains accountability in delivering to client needs/timelines
  • Routinely communicates project updates to internal and external clients
  • Performs other duties, as assigned

Basic Minimum Qualifications

  • Work experience in laboratory setting
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills


  • Associate Degree with 1 year of relevant experience
  • B.A. or B.S. with 6 months of relevant experience

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience in a contract research organization
  • Experience with cell-based assays

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.