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Senior Research Associate, Translational Development job

Apex Life SciencesSan Francisco, CA
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Job Description

The San Francisco site focuses on the early development of novel agents in oncology.?


We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced, and knowledgeable candidate who will work with our translational development teams by designing and executing experiments to gain insight into the activity of cancer drugs and enable efficient, data-driven clinical development. The successful candidate must have solid technical expertise, enthusiasm for working with cross-functional project teams to support preclinical and clinical programs, and a strong desire to contribute to the development of new anticancer drugs.?


  • Design and execute experiments independently and with high efficiency and accuracy?
  • Analyze, interpret and present data?
  • Troubleshoot and optimize assays?
  • Understand the context, impact and timely communication of data?
  • Work with human blood and tissue samples?
  • Understand and execute on role tasks?
  • Actively participate in the development of cell-based assays for mechanistic studies, including biomarker discovery?
  • Meticulous record keeping?
  • Interact with manager and project team to review data and plan next steps?
  • Prepare and present work at group meetings?
  • Flexible to changing priorities?
  • Respectful of laboratory safety policies and practices?

Requirements & Education:?

  • The candidate must have a Bachelors degree in the Life Sciences with at least 6 years relevant experience or Masters degree with at least 3 years? experience in a research environment preferably in an industry setting.?
  • Must be willing to work with a highly motivated team, pursuing goals aggressively.?
  • The candidate will be technically superb, independent, detail oriented, well organized, and enjoy working in a fast paced environment.

Technical Skills:?

  • Expertise in cell culture of mammalian cell lines, and isolation and culture of human or mouse tissue derived primary cells?
  • Cell-based assays for cell phenotype analysis, growth/viability and signal transduction on cancer cells or immune cells?
  • Core cell biology skills including flow cytometry, Western blot, ELISA and qPCR?

Scientific Capabilities:?

  • Able to independently design experiments to address a scientific question?
  • Able to critically analyze and interpret data?
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to identify and implement creative solutions?
  • First-rate skills in spotting artifacts and troubleshooting assays?
  • Ability to critically assess project strategies and formulate ideas?
  • Solid understanding of scientific mechanisms and experimental techniques, with knowledge of cancer cell biology strongly preferred?
  • Knowledge and experience in hematological malignancy is a plus?

Other Attributes:?

  • Maintain positive and productive working relationships with colleagues?
  • Improve efficiency and productivity within group or project?
  • Understand and align with departmental goals and prioritization?
  • Function as an experienced resource within the department?
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently?
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills?
  • Strong motivation to carry out rigorous, well-controlled experiments?
  • Strong motivation to improve cancer treatment?

For immediate consideration please send resumes to [Click Here to Email Your Resum?]


EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.

Estimated annual salary


  • Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in architecture or engineering projects.
  • Direct, review, or approve project design changes.
  • Confer with management, production, or marketing staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, or findings to clients.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human ResourcesKnowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Production and ProcessingKnowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Apex Life Sciences


Company - Public


$50M to $100M


San Francisco, CA, and others



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