Scientist I in Los Angeles, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/1/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is seeking an enthusiastic Scientist I to join a growing biotech company!


  • Isolate Genomic DNA from various sources including blood and established cell lines.
  • Conduct commonly used molecular biology techniques such as bacterial growth, plasmid DNA preparation, restriction enzyme digestion, PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc.
  • Characterize DNA and manage inventory.
  • Maintain mammalian cell culture including thawing, expansion, characterization, harvesting, freezing, and inventory management.
  • Characterize membrane antigen expression using Flow Cytometry.
  • Prepare media, buffers, and reagents.
  • Use company products and research tools for Molecular and Serological Typing
  • Automate routine protocols to increase capacity and improve consistency.
  • Compile and analyze data to complete update or report.
  • Perform all activities in compliance with GDP/GMP, regulatory and safety policy


  • Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences or related field
  • Knowledge of cell culture procedures and microbiological principle of contamination
  • Able to perform and follow technical laboratory protocols
  • Able to interact daily with the laboratory staff, including project leaders and general laboratory staff members, in coordinating daily activities
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive laboratory and business data
  • Able to organize and plan work in a reliable and consistent manner
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with management and staff members
  • Able to work as a cooperative member of the Production Group
  • Basic knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Experienced with GMP and GDP in a production environment