Laboratory Associate in Cambridge, NY at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

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Job Description

Founded in 2002 on a revolutionary vision and bold mission which remain firmly in place today. We are leading the translation of RNAi as a new class of medicines with a core focus on RNAi therapeutics toward genetically defined targets for the treatment of serious, life-threatening diseases with limited treatment options for patients and their caregivers. In January 2015, we announced our “2020” guidance that reflects our expected transition from a late-stage clinical development company to a multi-product commercial-stage company with a sustainable development pipeline. We are proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work in 2015, 2016 and 2017.


The Laboratory Operations Associate will provide operational support to the Research Department labs, encompassing both chemistry and biology expertise areas. This role will focus primarily on the procurement and restocking of supplies, general laboratory maintenance, and support of laboratory staff in their daily workflow


  • Perform daily inventories and ensure laboratory supplies are ordered, restocked, and available as needed; distribute goods upon arrival and notify end users
  • Effectively communicate with end users, providing daily updates on the availability of laboratory consumables and status of equipment repairs
  • Coordinate laboratory equipment repairs with internal and external resources; perform routine maintenance on basic equipment (centrifuges, water bathes, freezers, vacuum pumps, etc.)
  • Assist laboratory end users during scheduled lab and cold storage clean-outs and ensure basic housekeeping and organization in the lab spaces at all times
  • Identify inefficiencies or opportunities for process improvement in the lab environment
  • Ensure a safe working environment by identifying, reporting, and eliminating potential workplace hazards
  • In partnership with EHS, perform routine lab safety inspections and walkthroughs, and participate in monthly safety committees


  • Bachelor's Degree in a scientific discipline or High School degree plus 2-5 years of experience in a research laboratory environment.
  • Experience with procurement systems, especially purchase order requisitions and various catalog formats
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office; experience with asset management systems and other web-based software platforms a plus
  • Position requires excellent time management skills, verbal and written communication skills, and a high attention to detail
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs required.

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 or 844-463-6178.


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