Research Associate Cell Based Screening - South San Francisco, CA | Biospace
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Research Associate Cell Based Screening

Apex Life Sciences

South San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Contract, Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Assay, Automation, Biochemistry, Biology Research, Biotechnology, Cell Culture, Elisa,

Job Description

Research Associate - SSF

The successful candidate will be working in the Assay Operations team and focus on cell?based screening assays that are used to identify, profile and develop drug candidates for our pharmaceutical and biotechnology partners. This position will be responsible for running and maintaining the automation used for high throughput screening in human cell-based assays and supporting the biology group in developing novel disease-focused assays.

Essential Functions
• Running high throughput ELISA and other microwell plate based assays
• Running and routine maintenance of the automation systems
• Data upload, initial analysis, and QA/QC
• Storage, retrieval, inventory and setup of test substances for cell-based assay
• Preparation of buffers and reagents needed for all screening assays
• Upkeep and maintenance of inventory for laboratory reagents and supplies
• Other duties as assigned


Required Education/Experience/Competencies
• Minimum of 1 year of industrial or academic laboratory experience
• B.A./B.S. in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related discipline
• ELISA or other microwell plate based assay execution
• Must be able to follow SOPs
• Exceptional organizational and communication skills
• High attention to detail
• Willingness to work in a team environment
• Must be able to work independently

Preferred Education and Experience
• Solid computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, database, or Prism)
• Experience with automated liquid handling workstations
• Basic cell culture experience is a plus
• Programming experience is a plus