Senior Research Associate - In Vivo Pharmacology

South San Francisco, California
Market Rate
Jan 12, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate – In vivo Pharmacology          

Job Description

Apex Life Sciences, Inc. is a private biotech company dedicated to discovering and developing the next generation of medicines for the treatment of serious diseases.  Our experienced scientific team has joined forces with an impressive group of industry professionals, Nobel Laureates and other distinguished researchers to form a company where innovation and cutting-edge science has provided the foundation for a robust drug discovery engine.  To date, Apex has generated a pipeline of six drug candidates in various stages of development, including NGM282 that recently demonstrated proof-of-concept in a Phase 2 study in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). We have many more in preclinical development. In 2015, we entered into a broad, strategic collaboration with Merck that will provide us with the resources and flexibility to pursue our ambitious R&D goals and further extend our pipeline of novel drug candidates.  

We are seeking a candidate who is highly proficient in in vivo pharmacology. Expertise in cancer immunology is highly desirable and experience with other disease models is a plus.  This is a three month contract position with possible extension.

Required Skills

  • Proficiency with in vivo techniques, e.g. p.o, s.c, i.v, i.p. injections and organ harvesting in cancer immunology
  • Sample processing, homogenization, or generation of single-cell suspensions for ex vivo analysis
  • Proficiency in in vitro cell culture, cell culture scale-up for implantation
  • Experience performing immunology-related biological assays, flow cytometry and analysis is a plus.

Required Experience

  • A minimum of a BS in Biological Science with at least 1 year of lab work experience is required
  • Excellent animal handling skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team as well as independently. Highly organized, excellent communication skills