Scientist - Freemont, CA | Biospace
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Apex Life Sciences

Freemont, CA
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

he successful candidate for the Scientist position will join the Profiling and Screening team to provide support for our high value commercial research services using PathHunter platform and other proprietary technologies. You will be utilizing skills in cell biology, mammalian cell culture, automation and assay development to optimize and validate assays for compound testing and screening.

Essential Functions
• Optimization of assays to obtain robust performance in screening applications.
• Validation of cell based assays for profiling and screening projects.
• Generation of reference data for qualification of assays.
• Routine testing of customer compounds.
• Instrument protocol optimization and validation.
• Daily laboratory notebook entry.
• Daily database documentation entry.
• Weekly progress report generation.
• Monthly Inventory report generation.
• Participation in and presentation at group laboratory meetings.
• Perform other duties as required and assigned.


Required Education/Experience/Competencies
• Bachelors in cell biology or biochemistry plus 3 - 5 years relevant experience.
• Proven expertise with cell based signaling assays (i.e. GPCR cAMP and Ca2+ second messenger assays).
• Must be detailed orientated and consistent in experimental approach.
• Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills.
• Must be team-oriented and accustomed to working with other scientists.
• Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
• Must be comfortable and experienced working in a commercially focused lab environment.

Preferred Education and Experience
• Experience with lab automation strongly desired (liquid handlers / plate readers, robotics).
• Experience with database-based analysis software preferred (Activity Base / Spotfire).
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
Laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard laboratory equipment. This position operates in a BSL1/2 laboratory setting. There is potential for exposure to human tissues and fluids.
No travel is expected for this position.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that
are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Some movement of laboratory studies are required. This would require the ability to conduct experiments, operate laboratory equipment, and bend or stand to transfer experiments from one instrument to another. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are regular business hours Monday through Friday. The ability to work a flexible schedule (including evening and weekend work) may be required depending on business needs and job duties.