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Sr. Research Associate in Santa Monica, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

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Job Description

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


  • Work with a cross-functional team to execute and document analytical methods in support of process development, product release and stability, and product characterization of products
  • Execute routine testing of immunoassays from established test methods and SOPs 
  • Cell culture media preparation for multiple mammalian cell lines
  • Manage up to 5 different mammalian cell lines in culture at any given time, including documentation of critical factors such as growth kinetics
  • Cell line expansion and cryopreservation of master, working and single use cell banks with characterization of key surface marker by flow cytometry
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology or related field required (or relevant experience) with 2+ years of experience in similar role in a laboratory, preferably within the industry
  • Experience with plate-based immunoassays including ELISA
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture including suspension and adherent cell lines
  • Experience with Good Documentation Practices
  • Experience with flow cytometry a plus
  • Experience with gene and cellular therapy products a plus
  • Ability to follow laboratory procedures with attention to detail and successfully execute experiments at the bench
  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office, data analysis software and other applications
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • While most of the schedule will be during a standard work-week, there will be occasional weekend work required
  • Ability to lift over 30 lbs

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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.