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

Date Posted: 11/3/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is seeking a Research Associate to work at a growing biopharmaceutical companyin South San Francisco, CA. This is a contract, full time position, Monday - Friday.

The selected candidate will conduct the lab-based evaluation of the ADME/PK properties of proprietary compounds, by developing and performing in vitroADME assays and quantitative analysis of biological samples, playing an active part in our drug discovery and development efforts.


  • Conduct in vitroADME assays, such as metabolic stability, P450 inhibition and plasma protein binding
  • Design and perform biological sample preparation and LC/UV/MS-based quantitative analysis to support in vivostudies characterizing pharmacology, PK, and toxicology of discovery and development candidates
  • Collect, analyze, summarize, upload to internal databases and report high quality data in a timely manner
  • Identify, troubleshoot and communicate on possible issues arising while performing regular duties
  • Participate in maintaining laboratory equipment and actively engage in safe and efficient of laboratory operations
  • Collaborate with team members from multiple functional areas


  • Knowledge of and experience with standard in vitroADME/PK assays and biological sample preparation
  • Extensive experience with MS-based quantitative analysis of small molecules
  • Basic understanding of ADME/PK concepts and principles
  • Excellent organizational skills, flexibility, drive and attention to details
  • Ability to work with limited oversight to develop and trouble-shoot assays while striving to deliver high quality data in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong team spirit and demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams while interacting with members of various levels
  • Knowledge of Prism, WinNonLin and Dotmatics a plus
  • Experience with metabolite profiling and identification desired but not required


  • Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in a scientifically related discipline with at least 4 years of industry experience. Final leveling of the position will be commensurate to the candidate’s experience.

If interested, please apply with an updated resume or send directly to Nancy at

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