Research Associate in Santa Monica, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/7/2018

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Job Description

A well-regarded company focusing on patient therapies is seeking a Research Associate to join their team. This is a great opportunity to work for an industry leader!


  • We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with prior experience in industry setting to conduct hands-on laboratory experiments to support the various functions of our team.
  • The candidate will have experience in aseptic technique / cell culture, ELISA, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, basic flow cytometry, and MS office software for record keeping/ data entry.
  • The job responsibilities include PBMC processing / cell isolation, FACS analyses of isolated cells, culturing and maintenance of cell lines, performing multiplex ELISA assays, nucleic acid purification and PCR.
  • The job responsibilities also include sample management, maintaining lab inventory, record keeping, maintaining lab notebook, basic data analyses, and writing protocols if needed.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in life sciences with 1- 2 years’ experience in industry or over 3 years in the academics
  • Experience in aseptic technique / cell culture, ELISA, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, basic flow cytometry, and MS office software for record keeping/ data entry
  • Ability to follow laboratory procedures with attention to detail, and successfully execute experiments at the bench
  • Ability to think critically, demonstrate troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Excellent skill in Microsoft word, Excel
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced company environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Ability to lift over 30 lbs

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