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

Date Posted: 9/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our client is seeking a highly motivated RA position to join their Analytical Chemistry/DMPK group.

Job Description:

This position will support bioanalysis, in vitro ADME studies, formulation, and pharmaceutical characterization for lead/development compounds.  The ideal candidate will have experience with formulation and/or physicochemical characterization of small molecule drug candidates. He/She will conduct established in vitro ADME assays and bioanalytical analysis as well as assist in the development and validation of in vitro and ex vivo assays to characterize pharmaceutical and ADME properties of small molecule therapeutics.  He/She will participate as a team member and collaborator with a number of diverse departments to contribute to a research effort to validate assays in the areas of drug absorption, metabolism, elimination, clearance and drug-drug interactions.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare stock solutions/formulations
  • Prepare biological samples using different extraction techniques
  • Analyze biological samples and analytical samples by LC-MS/MS and HPLC
  • Design and execute standard ADME assays
  • Process and report analytical data
  • Participate in scientific discussions at Analytical/DMPK group meetings
  • Present experimental data to the group


Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires a BS/MS in analytical chemistry or related field, with 2-5 years of hands-on experience with analytical instrumentation
  • Knowledge in HPLC and LC/MS operation, instrument maintenance, and trouble shooting is required
  • Familiarity with a range of laboratory automation instrumentation including robotic liquid handlers - Mechanically inclined
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical capabilities and problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated and energetic
  • Strong work ethic and tenacity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have experience working in DMPK, Analytical, Biology or other related Laboratory
  • HPLC and LC/MS operation experience
  • A desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society

If interested please directly send resumes to

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