Associate Scientist in Pittsburgh, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 6/2/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is currently recruiting for an Associate Scientist in Pittsburgh, PA. This role assists in organizing and executing research and development projects in an effort to achieve department objectives within the specified project timelines.


  • Assists in designing and executing development assays and experiments determined by the current indications and projects approved by management.
  • Organizes and executes research and development sample requests for drug product stability assessment and in process testing.
  • Generates data for analysis used to interpret the results and monitor trends for assays and experiments. Generates data that will be used when making key decisions.
  • Troubleshoots assays and experiments, identifies problems, and initiates plans to resolve the issues.
  • Participates in the design of preclinical studies and carries out the associated tasks.
  • Generates reports including results summaries related to assay qualification, research experiments, Investigational New Drug (IND) submissions, regulatory agency guidelines, grant opportunities, and publications.
  • Stocks research and development inventory and notifies management when items need replenished.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years or Master’s degree with 1+ years
  • Related degree programs: pharmaceutical sciences, biochemistry, organic chemistry, cell biology
  • Should be familiar with the following:
    • Microscopy
    • Protein isolation and analysis (cell extract, preparation, SDS-PAGE and western blotting)
    • ELISA
    • Cell based assays (proliferation, migration, apoptosis)
    • Enzyme assays
    • Cell culture and aseptic technique

Beneficial qualifications

  • Independent research projects
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) knowledge
  • Cell based imaging and assays (fluorescent microscopy, flow cytometry, quantitative image analysis)
  • Reagent stability ? Statistical data analysis
  • Pharmaceutical product development
  • Biohazard training
  • International pharmaceutical experience
  • Scale-up and process modeling