Technology – Research Associate

ActivX Biosciences is currently seeking a motivated, detail-oriented Research Associate to catalyze our drug discovery efforts. The successful candidate will work with other scientists on our proprietary mass spectrometry technology (KiNativ®) to support both internal drug discovery efforts as well as third party profiling projects. Together, we will make new medicines for patients worldwide.

ActivX is in the Torrey Pines Science Park area on the Torrey Pines mesa in La Jolla, California. Research at ActivX is focused on drug discovery in the therapeutic areas of viral infection and metabolic and inflammatory diseases. Our proprietary KiNativ™ technology, used extensively internally, is provided on a fee-for-service basis to most other major pharmaceutical and biotech companies. The technology allows identification and development of highly selective drugs, significantly lowering development risks.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • As part of a team, assist in the preparation of samples for mass spectrometry
  • Grow and maintain cells in culture; treat cells with various test compounds
  • Carry out basic molecular biology and biochemistry (e.g., transfection, SDS PAGE, western blot, etc.)
  • Communicate results with other scientists, present results during project team meetings
  • Complete tasks on aggressive timelines


  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in biological sciences or analytical chemistry
  • 1-5 years postgraduate experience in a research laboratory setting
  • Hand-on laboratory experience
  • Demonstrated team player
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently, have good attention to details, and communicate effectively
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Basic math and computer skills (MS Office)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working familiarity of kinases & kinase inhibitors
  • Basic understanding of enzymology, and small molecule proteins interactions

Physical Requirement

The incumbent may be required to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time. The incumbent may be required to climb, bend, lift, carry and kneel. The incumbent will also spend time looking at computer monitors and using his/her hands to operate laboratory and office equipment.


Apply for this position please send your resume to:

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For more information about ActivX Targeted Probes or profiling needs please contact us.

ActivX Biosciences, Inc.
Telephone: (858) 558-5558
Fax: (858) 587-4878

Probes available from Thermo Scientific