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

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We have an opportunity for a talented and highly motivated Research Associate I/II to join our client’s efforts to explore the development of new therapeutic modalities within the Early Discovery Biochemistry Department. Specifically, you will be helping us implement and develop a novel technology focused on discovering peptide-based macrocycles for targets of interest across a wide range of therapeutic areas.


  • This work will include protein purification, PCR/qPCR methods, peptide display experiments, analyzing next generation sequencing data, and designing/implementing/analyzing in vitro biochemical biophysical protein/peptide assays.
  • Work on joint projects between US and Switzerland teams and may require meetings outside of standard business hours due to time zone differences a few times per month.


  • Expertise in molecule biology methods and protein biochemistry/assays is required.
  • Experience in display technologies (phage, yeast, mRNA, ribosome) and/or binding/biophysical assays (ELISA, SPR, ITC or BLI) is a plus.
  • The selected candidate must be motivated, thoughtful and capable of working both independently and in a collaborative team setting.
  • Strong problem solving, organizational and communication skills are also required.
  • A strong publication record reflecting prior experience is also highly desired as some work completed with this position may be published.


  • A B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology or related discipline with three or more years of technical experience in protein biochemistry and molecular biology is required.

Hours Per Day: 8.00

If you are interested, please send your resume to

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