Research Associate I in South San Francisco, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is looking for a highly motivated Research Associate to work with a major biotech company at their South San Francisco campus.   The Human Tissue Lab (HTL) in the Research Pathology Department manages the accessioning, storage and distribution of human tissue specimens from vendor procurement and collaboration sources. These specimens are a valuable long-term resource for drug discovery research, particularly for developing diagnostics.

  • Projects of supportive nature for HTL techs including:Cataloging and storing specimens under appropriate archival conditions.
  • Labeling formalin fixed paraffin embedded specimens
  • Labeling stained and unstained slides
  • Filing H&E slides
  • Help with labeling/assigning specimens in a portion of the collection to new database system
  • Returning/shipping specimens to clinical or research sites as appropriate.
  • Assist other lab members with tasks to maintain lab schedule, lab equipment and specimen inventory.
  • Accessioning of human tissue research specimens (FFPE blocks, flash frozen tissues, and histologic slides) into the laboratory information management system (LIMs), following established laboratory processes and data entry guidelines.
  • Sub-cutting frozen human tissue to facilitate processing, adhering to established processes and safety practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline-driven environment
  • Commitment to quality and detail
  • Strong internal customer focus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (i.e. MS Word and MS Excel skills)
  • Prior database and/or histology experience is a plus

  • B.A./B.S. in biological sciences, 1+ years experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry or histology lab setting or equivalent combination of education and experience

Hours Per Day: 8.00