Research Associate, Cell Biology - NJ in Summit, NJ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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Job Description

Sr. Research Scientist


A MS or BS degree in a field of cell biology, biochemistry or molecular biology with 5-7 years industry experience preferably working with cancer cells. Experience in drug discovery, oncogenic and immune cell signal transduction and transnational medicine is a plus.


1. Assay development to support biomarker strategies for clinical trials.

2. Develop in-vitro assays for evaluating mechanisms of drug resistance, drug differentiation and pharmacodynamic marker identification (develop resistant cell lines, make stable and conditional knock-downs and knock-ins, cellular trafficking studies)

3. Laboratory support- developing mechanism of action in the clinic and early development

o Understanding clinical resistance mechanisms of the compounds

o Contractor would support functions in the laboratory o Human cancer cell culture

o Manipulations of cell lines in cell culture

o Drug treatments, measurements of the drug effects,

o Taking cell lines and engineering them- Molecular engineering

o Flow cytometry

o Immune cells and techniques associated with isolation

o Efficient in immune cell culture

4. Interface with bioinformaticians to analyze genomics data for understanding pathways of resistance and differentiation of drugs in development

5. Department provides support for late and early drug development, branding, medical affairs, commercial and marketing

6. Assumes responsibility for writing non-clinical pharmacology study reports, invention disclosures, and contribute to the writing of investigator brochures, IND applications, regulatory annual reports, and other regulatory documents when appropriate.


  • The incumbent must have planning skills for scheduling experimental studies to meet project team deadlines.
  • The position requires problem solving ability and skills in resolving technical questions in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • The incumbent must keep abreast of current techniques within the field and the various scientific areas affecting disease areas. 

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION please send your resume to and add 'Sr. Research Scientist' in the subject line of your application e-mail. Please call 732-636-1497 to discuss advancement role.

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