Molecular Scientist - South San Francisco , CA | Biospace
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Molecular Scientist

Apex Life Sciences

South San Francisco , CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Market Rate
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biology, Cancer, Cell Biology, Cell Culture, Elisa, Molecular, Molecular Biology, Research, Research Associate: Cell Biology, Research Scientist, Scientist Biology, Scientist Molecular Biology,

Job Description

Company Profile:
Apex, Inc. is an innovative company developing treatments and diagnostics for Alzheimer’s and other degenerative disorders based on the discovery of a pathogen in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients. Apex, recently closed a Series A financing led by Pfizer with participation from Takeda Ventures and other private investors.   We are based in South San Francisco, with lab and offices at J&J Innovation/JLabs along and currently outsource both locally and internationally.

Under the supervision of senior scientist(s) the candidate will be involved in the development of new assays and execution of assays using standard operating protocols.  Candidate will support bacterial growth and infection studies in vivo and in vitro. Samples will be analyzed with standard assays including ELISA’s, PCR, IP and western blot. Management of key aspects of lab operations, including but not limited to, acting as the Apex lab safety officer, purchasing general lab supplies and lab maintenance.    


Essential Job Functions and Job Requirements:
•   Candidate must be knowledgeable and understand basic principles of molecular biology. Must have hands-on experience in various methods including DNA/RNA isolation from cells and tissues, q-PCR; RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis and PCR-sequencing
•   Prior hands-on experience with cell culture and in biochemical analytical methods including ELISA, IP and Western Blotting is required
•   Experience in analyzing qPCR data
•   Proficiency in using Word, Excel and Power Point
•   Experience creating bacterial culture, cell culture, SDS Page, IP, Western Blot, ELISA.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills:  
•   BS (with extensive experience), MS or PhD in biological sciences
•   1-3 years of relevant laboratory experience in an industrial setting

Required Skills:
•   Ability to work independently and as part of a team to execute work with speed and excellence as needed in a start-up environment
•   Motivated, responsible and positive attitude
•   Strong attention to detail
•   Excellent organization and reporting skills
•   Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, and scientific rigor

Apex is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.