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Apex Life Sciences

Research Associate (Biology) I - CA

Post Date:Dec 31, 2017Type:Contractor
Start Date:12/27/2017Salary:
Location:US-CA-Foster City California Job Reference:803053

Job Description:

Specific responsibilities and skills for position: 

  • A contract Research Associate position is available in the Nonclinical Safety and Pathobiology Department.
  • The successful candidate will be involved in developing and executing tissue-based assays including but not limited to optimization of immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence.
  • Duties will include tissue processing, sectioning of FFPE and frozen tissues, optimization and/or validation of reagents, automated IHC staining, digital slide scanning, and database curation.
  • Experience with digital image analysis is beneficial. 

Essential Duties and Job Functions: 

  • Under general supervision, performs experiments employing a variety of laboratory methods and techniques that support research activities in Pathobiology.
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling experiments consistent with the timeline and objectives of an ongoing Research Project.
  • This includes preparing tissue and cell samples, operating scientific equipment, evaluating and optimizing analysis parameters, analyzing data and presenting related reports, and participating in group meetings.
  • Depending on the level of experience, the successful candidate may plan and organize details of experiments.
  • Will work closely with immediate supervisor on problems that may be of moderate complexity. 

Knowledge, Experience and Skills: 

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree with a solid foundation in biology.
  • Past research experience with human and/or animal tissues is required.
  • Laboratory experience developing, optimizing, and running immunohistochemical assays is also necessary.
  • Familiarity with statistical programs (e.g. GraphPad Prism, Spotfire) preferred. Knowledge of morphometric image analysis or computer programming (especially R, Python, or MATLAB) is beneficial.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are required.

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Apex Life Sciences

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