Research Associate I

Apex Life Sciences South San Francisco, CA

A temporary opportunity is available for a highly motivated researcher to contribute to the identification and mechanistic dissection of novel molecules being investigated to combat human malignancies. This individual will contribute to drug discovery and clinical translation within the areas of inflammation, immunotherapy and molecular oncology. This individual will work on novel strategies for immune cell activation in the context of cancer immunology. Duties include mammalian cell culture, primary cell culture and cell-based assays.


  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instruction.
  • At least 6 months lab experience, preferably in a testing environment.
  • Able to apply analytical skills and judgment in assessing the quality of assay data and assay performance.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and meet timelines efficiently and productively.
  • Strong verbal communication, writing, and listening skills, as well as interpersonal skills required.
  • Desired technical skills include mammalian cell-culture, primary cell handling, cell-based assays, molecular cloning, stable cell line generation and flow cytometry (>8 colors).
  • Experience with immunoassays preferred.
  • Excellent skills in communication, organization, flexibility and an eagerness to learn.
  • Must be a highly motivated team player, works well with others and good communication skills.

Education: ?Bachelors or Master’s degree in a biology-related field (Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Immunology preferred) with 1+ years of laboratory research experience or PhD in biomedical field with 0-5 years’ experience.

Hours Per Day: 8.00