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Scientist in Saint Charles, MO at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 12/12/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is looking for a Scientist!

This candidate will be supporting the contract research services. This role requires applied knowledge in cell-based methods, pharmacology principles, and direct experience in a cell-based lab.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs work in a laboratory setting, meeting the physical job requirements of a lab role.
  • Conducts production assays in ADMET, BioMAP®, Immunosignaling, Ion Channel, and/or OncoPanel™ Services; manufacturing, lot release assays and inventory management for Cell Products.
  • Performs optimization experiments for the culture of human primary cell types, primarily adherent cell types.
  • Develops procedures for culture of new cell types and new assay development.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of various human primary cell types, primarily adherent cell types.
  • Contributes to running of complex primary human cell-based assays using automated liquid handlers.
  • Prepares and manages inventory of buffers, reagents, media, semi-finished and finished goods.
  •  Maintains cell culture in a BSL2 laboratory, and adheres to cleanroom guidelines and aseptic technique, according to protocol.
  • Provides solutions to more complex problems, identifies and initiates process improvements
  • Maintains high data quality and reproducibility.
  •  Performs data and report QC review within the department.
  • Takes ownership of mid-size laboratory or research and development projects with minimal supervision


  • Direct experience with mammalian cell-based assays
  • Demonstrated proficiency in contributing independently on a project team with time and quality metrics
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • B.A. or B.S. with 5 years relevant experience
  • M.A. or M.S. with 3 years relevant experience
  • Ph.D. with 1 year relevant experience
  • Or an equivalent of education and experience

Additional preferences:              

  • Scientific expertise with primary human cell types, including a record of publications is desired
  • Experience in a contract research organization
  • Experience with method development and optimization
  • Experience with automation, HTS applications, and large- scale screening
  • Experience in small team leadership and project management
  • Experience in leading and delivering results in R&D

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