Associate Scientist, PH TCoE Cell Culture - CA in San Diego, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/15/2018

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Job Description

This Associate Scientist will be part of the Protein Homeostasis Translational team. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of molecular cell biology and immunology, with unique expertise in small molecule drug development for therapy of various hematology/oncology diseases. 


  • The incumbent will be responsible for addressing questions of drug scheduling, supporting patient selection hypothesis and developing clinical assays using current techniques and primarily in vitro and ex vivo methods
  • Responsible for experiment design, execution and data interpretation for well-defined projects.
  • Requires handling and compound treatment of human tissues including whole blood, PBMC, bone marrow aspirates, tumor cell lines and primary tumors
  • The associate will be expected to maintain an electronic lab notebook and organize results into reports or presentations
  • The ideal candidate will possess strong communication, presentation, writing and record keeping skills. 


  • MS or BS degree in biology with at least 4 years of demonstrated industrial experience in drug discovery. A.B.S. degree in a scientific discipline with 6+ years of industry experience is also acceptable. Manager not interested in PhD candidates. 
  • Proficient in tissue culture
  • In-vitro position experience
  • Experience conducting experimental protocols with minimal supervision and analyze and troubleshoot experiments
  • Strong scientific and reasoning skills and attention to details. 
  • The qualified candidate will be self-motivated and must be comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficiency in tissue culture and sterile technique is required 
  • Experience with cell-based assays 
  • Relevant technical skills include: isolation of protein, DNA and RNA from cells and tissue, qRT-PCR, ELISA, Western blotting 
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency 
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills 
  • Ability to follow laboratory procedures with attention to detail and successfully execute experiments at the bench 
  • Experience with flow cytometry techniques and analysis a plus

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