Sr. Scientist - Immunology in South San Francisco, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Scientist/Senior Scientist Research Immunology

  • Two positions available for candidates with strong expertise in immunology

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conceive, design, execute, analyze and interpret experiments.  Report results to supervisor, internal groups and senior management.  Contribute expertise and insights in immunology to program and experimental strategies.

Required Experience

  • Ph.D. in Immunology, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or Cancer Biology with 2-4+ years of pharmaceutical or biotech experience
  • Direct experience in at least one of the following therapeutic areas required:  inflammation, autoimmunity, immuno-oncology or therapeutic vaccines
  • Experience with translational biology and/or preclinical drug discovery and development
  • Evidence of independent scientific aptitude and a strong track record of scientific accomplishment through publications, invited presentations and patents

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive, innovative and creative in solving problems aligned with critical path objectives and delivering high-quality research results on schedule
  • Expertise in state-of-the art in vitro functional assays and in vivo efficacy models that are highly translational and have an impact on throughput and project progression. Must have expertise with specific assays and models used for immunological functional evaluation of therapeutic candidates
  • Expertise with cell culture, primary cell and tissue isolation techniques and assays
  • Expertise with standard molecular techniques, ELISA systems, Western blotting, RT-qPCR, histology, immunohistochemistry and FACS-based immune cell phenotyping
  • Proficiency with various animal models used for inflammation, autoimmunity or immuno-oncology
  • Expertise in data analysis & presentation software: MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word, GraphPad Prism
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and presentation skills to clearly articulate complex concepts and strategies is a must
  • Ability to manage external study activities through CROs and collaborators

If you feel like you are qualified for this position, please email your resume to