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Why Work at Apostle

  • Opportunity – Apostle is a thriving startup located in the heart of Silicon Valley. This is an opportunity to become an early employee of an exciting and high energy pre-IPO Research and Development company.
  • Passion & Challenge – We are passionate about what we do and enjoy working with others who feel the same way. We embrace the challenge and hard work that come with working on the cutting edge. You are given the resources you need to succeed and the freedom to make it happen; in return, you will be rewarded as the company grows. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who understands and appreciates the entrepreneurial environment of a startup and who is willing to do what it takes to contribute to the success of the company.
  • Being part of a great team – We are a Stanford University StartX selected company; a BioSpace top 20 Startups to Watch (2018); a partner with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences; and our first wave of new product Apostle MiniMax is featured in Science, 2019;364(6441):696, New Products. Come join us.

Career Opportunity

Job title: Biology Scientist Intern

Job Description

Fresh PhD graduates are encouraged to apply for this Biology Scientist Intern position. The Scientist Intern will perform molecular biology and chemistry lab R&D work under general and technical supervision. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become an important team member for molecular biology, NGS and other molecular R&D, manufacturing and diagnostic services.

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD Degree in molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, or related field, is required.
  • No work experience is required. Career development opportunity is offered. Experience of working in a molecular biology lab is preferred.


  • R&D for various nucleic acid isolation technologies from various specimen types under supervision.
  • Perform complex procedures include qPCR, RT-PCR and NGS library prep for sequencing services and BSL-2 diagnostic tests.
  • Perform manufacturing of nucleic acid processing products.
  • Understands safety procedures relating to a laboratory to include handling of infectious biological agents as well as potentially hazardous chemicals; appropriate hazardous clean up procedures; universal precautions and infection control procedures.
  • Performs other duties as necessary. Assist in new product/process development, to optimize and validate assay performance and improve laboratory processes. Work as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific team to implement experimental and manufacturing plans and achieve project goals; Communicate results of experiments with colleagues.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time Intern (contractor) position with a potential to convert into a full-time employee if a good fit. The successful candidate is expected to be paid $30 per hour based on their experience level and will receive a promotion if converted into a full-time employee.

Company Description

Apostle is a provider of innovative technologies and services for public health and life sciences.

Primary Location

North America-United States-CA-San Jose


Job Types: Full-time, Internship, Contract

Pay: $30.00 per hour

How to apply

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