Research Associate II

DEPARTMENT: Research & Development
LOCATION: San Diego, CA (Lab)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time, Permanent


Aptose is seeking an experienced, and self-motivated Research Associate to join our Research and Development team. This ideal individual will have a strong history of blood handling experience. As well as exceptional data analysis and troubleshooting skills, and laboratory operation management.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but not limited to):

  • Cell Culture
  • Experiment design and conduct
  • Data analysis and troubleshooting
  • Collaboration with other team members on different projects
  • Daily laboratory operation management (e.g. equipment maintenance, and safety compliance)
  • Responsible for processing clinical pharmacodynamic (PD) samples
  • Conducting pharmacokinetic (PK) and PD studies
  • Assay development
  • Biomarker discovery and evaluation
  • Will be involved in study design, data analysis, and troubleshooting


  • Strong knowledge of cell molecular biology with the emphasis on oncology and immunology.
  • Must have BS degree with 3+ years of experience, or
  • MS degree with 2+ years of hands-on experience in cell culture, protein extraction, and western blotting, immunoprecipitation, RNA/DNA isolation, and RT-qPCR, ELISA, multi-color flow cytometry.
  • Must have experience and skills in blood/bone marrow (animal and human) handling and cell/DNA/RNA isolation from blood.
  • Must have working experience in fast-paced environment.
  • Must be a good team player.
  • Should be self-motivated, efficient, well-organized, detail-oriented, and be proficient in communication and record keeping.


  • Experience in drug MOA study and biomarker discovery preferred.


  • No more than 5%

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