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

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is looking for an individual who can work as a Research Technician for one of our clients who is large biotech company who has a facility sitting in South San Francisco, California. 


  • Molecular cloning of expression or genome editing vectors – construction of vectors using restriction cloning.
  • PCR cloning, and/or gene synthesis technology.
    Plasmid DNA prep and sequence analysis.
    Genomic DNA and mRNA preparation from cultured mammalian cells.
  • PCR or qRT-PCR - Analysis of genomic DNA or mRNA.
  • Primer design and optimization.
    Cell culture - Passaging and counting of cultured mammalian cells.
  • Lipid based transfection and/or electroporation of cells.
  • Single cell cloning.


  • Experience with molecular cloning, nucleic acid extraction, purification, and analysis (qualitative and quantitave assessment of DNA and RNA)
  • Mammalian cell culture (sterile technique, cell counting, and passaging)
  • Direct experience with RNA interference, CRISPR, genome editing, and/or expression vector design and cloning is a plus.


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a biology-related field (Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry preferred) with 2+ years of laboratory research experience or
  • PhD in biomedical field with 0-5 years experience.

If this looks like something you would be a good fit for, please send an email to Cassie Jimenez at

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