RA I, Research and Development in Seattle, WA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Apex Life Sciences has an immediate contract opening for an RA I with Our Client to join their Diagnostics Development team. This person will be responsible for isolating and quantitating RNA from samples and profiling them with the nCounter system. This person will also be responsible for tracking samples, maintaining detailed laboratory records, performing some data analysis, and participating in regular lab meetings. 

Essential Functions:

  • Performing molecular biology protocols to develop new assay reagents
  • Perform gene signature assay testing on the nCounter Dx Analysis System
  • Extract nucleic acids from tissue samples
  • Organize and manipulate data in excel
  • Assist in managing sample and reagent inventory for studies


  •      A B.S. in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related field with a minimum of 1-3 years of relevant laboratory experience, or M.S. with commensurate experience
  •     Experience performing molecular biology protocols including nucleic acid manipulation and characterization techniques
  •     Familiarity with tools used for the analysis of gene expression such as DNA microarrays and Q-PCR.
  • Previous product development experience within the life sciences industry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a project team

Proven ability to meet defined schedules and deadlines 

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.