Scientist- ELISA in St. Louis, MO at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is looking for a Scientist! 


Provides moderately complex analyses in a biochemistry environment within defined procedures and practices. Performs analytical methods for moderately complex testing on samples, stability, and production intermediates to support process development and/or manufacturing operations. May research and implement new methods and technologies to enhance operations. Makes detailed observations and reviews, documents, and communicates test results. 

Essential Functions:

  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of analytical techniques: ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), colorimetric and/or kinetic enzyme activity assays, protein content assays (i.e. Bradford, BCA, Lowry, etc.), biotinylation or protein conjugation techniques.  Must have experience using manual pipets (single and multi-channel) and microtiter plate readers.  Plate washer experience is desirable.
  • Conducts routine tasks and sample analyses to support process development.
  • Clearly and accurately communicates the results of work by creating documentation of the testing/analysis and obtained results. Records results in notebook accurately, clearly, and regularly.
  • Recognizes and reports unexpected results and non-routine analytical and product problems; recommends solutions.
  • Assists with preparing reports and test methods.
  • Maintains and troubleshoots analytical instrumentation as needed.  Helps to maintain laboratory and order common supplies.
  • Performs all duties in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, and Safety guidelines.  Maintains the necessary compliance status required by company and facility standards.
  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment and balance multiple priorities moving from one project to another as priorities change.


Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, or a related field.


With Bachelor’s degree, minimum of 2 years of experience related to pharmaceutical manufacturing, process, development or academic laboratory. Relevant industry experience preferred. With Master's degree, no experience required; related industry experience preferred.


Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


Applied knowledge from the experience of applying the principles, concepts, and practices of discipline. Working knowledge of GMP/GLP regulations in cGMP/cGLP manufacturing environment preferred. Solid lab skills. Good problem solving and critical thinking skills. Good writing, communication and presentation skills. Good MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills. Excellent organization and planning skills. Strong attention to detail and ability to adhere to standard procedures. Ability to design and execute tasks and studies based on the deliverables. Ability to analyze and summarize moderately complex scientific data. Ability to properly document work and write reports. Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to make decisions that require choosing between limited alternatives to resolve problems of moderate complexity.

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