Research Associate - Biology - II in Foster City, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/12/2020

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Job #:  1047965
Apex Systems is looking to hire a Research Associate II to sit onsite at a large biopharmaceutical company in Foster City, CA. If you are interested, please contact Holly Hunter at
Description: The selected candidate will be responsible for evaluating novel oncology therapeutics candidates/approaches in pre-clinical animal models to inform diagnostic hypotheses and clinical decision making for experimental and clinical-stage drug candidates. Hands on experience and substantiated knowledge with preclinical mouse models is required. While oncology expertise is a plus, candidates with expertise in pre-clinical models for other diseases models are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be proficient with the basic in vitro laboratory skills and familiar with ex vivo sample processing and analysis.

Applicants should have training in a relevant field (BS or MS) with a minimum of 3 years of post-graduate hands on experience or demonstrate equivalent work experience in murine models of cancer, inflammation and/or immunology. Relocation will not be provided for this position.
  • Candidates should have experience in the design, execution and analysis of immunological, tumor, and/or pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) studies.
  • Proficiency in murine handling techniques such as IV, IP, oral dosing, in life and terminal blood collection, and handling of tissues during necropsy and processing for ex vivo analysis is critical for this role.
  • Experience with tissue culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, and molecular biology including genomics and cDNA library preparation, single cell RNA sequencing, and Nanostring will be useful.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team is essential.

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