SRA in South San Francisco, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 3/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our client, a leader in muscle biology research is seeking a qualified SRA to join their discovery biology group.


  • This individual will play a key role in assessing biochemical and/or cellular activity, as well as specificity and mechanism of action of candidate compounds
  • The candidate will also be involved in designing, optimizing, and implementing a wide-range of biochemical and cell-based assays
  • As a member of a multidisciplinary team, this person will work closely with team members to identify, characterize and advance compounds through research and preclinical development


  • The position requires a PhD in biochemistry, cell biology or related
  • Prior experience with independent execution of biochemical and/or cellular assays in support of lead optimization, including data analysis and reporting, is essential
  • Experience should also include various enzymatic assay formats and/or cell-based assays
  • Excellent skills in experimental design, data analysis, troubleshooting, use of microtiter plate readers, liquid handling devices, as well as an ability to effectively consult the primary scientific literature are required 
  • The successful candidate has outstanding attention to detail, is a team player, enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary environment, and possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • He/she will be a self-starter and highly flexible with a willingness to learn new techniques and adapt to shifting priorities
  • The ideal candidate will also have substantial experience with one or several of the following areas:  biochemical and cell assay technologies, high throughput screening, culturing and assaying of primary (neuronal or muscle) cells, stable cell line production, protein expression, purification, and characterization. The successful candidate will possess excellent computer skills, including experience with technical software packages and databases

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