Cell Culture RA in South San Francisco, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 3/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our client is seeking talented synthetic biologists to contribute to our early stage projects, including the development of novel technologies, implementation of highly efficient design-build-test processes, and generating pre-clinical data on key disease indications using engineered human cells.

  • A successful applicant will be able to work collaboratively across multiple projects as part of an integrated team to meet milestones.
  • Applicants should have current knowledge of molecular biology and cellular engineering tools and methods as well as a mindset to deliver robust and practical solutions for long term commercial impact.
  • We are seeking individuals who are passionate about the future of “smart therapeutics” and have the energy and boldness to thrive and grow in a startup environment.


  • Design and optimize therapeutic genetic circuits as a member of disease area specific project teams

  • Play a key role in our synthetic biology team to improve efficiency, data management, and process improvement of the company’s scalable design-build-test-learn platform

  • Drive independent projects to advance synthetic biology tools and components for use in therapeutic products

  • Stay current with advanced molecular methods, scientific literature, and participate in ideation and decision making meetings

  • Provide expert support for experiment design and assay development to the broader scientific team


  • 2-4 years research experience, ideally 1 year in a similar start up environment
  • Mammalian cell culture workflows and cell maintenance

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 employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.