Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 8/16/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  989606

Our client is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators as potential treatments for people with debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. As a leader in muscle biology research, our client is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to increase muscle function and contractility. They are taking a purpose-driven approach by leveraging unique muscle biology expertise to engineer compounds with specific characteristics aimed at treating diseases that impact muscle function, like heart failure, ALS and SMA.
Our client sees their employees as the unequivocal ingredients to success. Each and every employee is an integral member of the team, contributing to shared goals of improving lives. 
We are seeking a highly motivated Contract RA III/Senior Research Associate for a 6-12 months contract position.
  • This individual will support skeletal and cardiac muscle programs by running high-throughput biochemical and/or cellular assays for hit identification and lead optimization.
  • Execute electrophysiology experiments for assessment of lead molecules in adult rodent primary cardiomyocytes and run specialized muscle assays, crunch data and generate reports
  • The candidate will use data analysis software to analyze large datasets, generate integrated data analysis reports, and provide results to stakeholders in a timely manner. This individual will work closely with our engineering team to optimize and troubleshoot automation workflow processes.

  • The position requires a BS/MS in biochemistry, cell biology or related field with 3-5 years of research experience in a pharmaceutical, or biotechnology setting.
  • Experience in adult rodent cardiomyocyte isolation preferred
  • Prior experience in biochemical and/or cell-based assay development, execution including data analysis and reporting, is required
  • Familiarity with automation systems, liquid handling devices and experience with data analysis and visualization software Spotfire including Excel, GraphPad, Abase is preferred
  • Quick learner, demonstrate initiative and accountability
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-based, multi-disciplinary environment

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