WuXi AppTec

Associate Prinicipal Scientist

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
2017-3401

Overview

Designs, supervise, and interprets research & development and GMP studies.  Provides appropriate resources to team to conduct studies.  Supervises team of scientific personnel with varying skill level.  Directs and leads team to stay on track to meet project deadlines.  Oversees assay transfers between Technical Development and Testing Operations.  Serves as analytical lead on manufacturing core teams for low complexity programs.  Interfaces with Sales team regularly.  Authors technical documents, procedures, policies, SOPs, & risk assessments, as needed

Responsibilities

  • Lab equipment ownership.  Responsible for REES/ELPRO monitoring and response
  • Designs, supervise, and interprets R&D and GMP studies. Provides appropriate resources to team to conduct studies.
  • Provides appropriate resources to team to conduct studies.
  • Supervise team of scientific personnel with varying skill level.
  • Assumes responsibility for direct reports and team. Directs and leads team to stay on track to meet project deadlines.  Communicates progress to manager regularly.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings and one on one meetings with each staff member
  • Oversees assay transfers between own team and Operations.
  • Serves as analytical lead on manufacturing core teams for low complexity programs.
  • Interfaces with Sales team regularly. Authors custom quote sections.
  • Authors technical documents, procedures, policies, SOPs, & risk assessments, as needed.
  • Participates in webinars, if needed.
  • Provide guidance and expertise to advance specific projects OR evaluate and propose new technologies and concepts in support of multiple projects.
  • Broad knowledge in field of expertise, including the ability to interpret current literature relevant to R&D projects, and visibility outside of functional area.
  • Complies with all internal and external regulations and policies and procedures. Ensures safety and compliance of laboratory and team.
  • Assess team resourcing needs. Present to headcount committee.
  • Tracks progress of team's change controls. Ensures project goals are met and change controls are closed out in a timely manner.
  • Investigates, responds and/or approves equipment OOTs
  • Completes all required training (i.e. safety, equipment etc.).
  • Attends scientific conferences, when feasible.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required
  • Maybe required to work Holidays and weekends
  • Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals
  • Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi AppTec Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices
  • May be required to assist in other departments

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

  • 2 + years previous management experience required
  • Protein Biochemistry background highly preferred
  • Effectively communicates with clients, vendors, and cross functional teams
  • Leads the successful development and technology transfer of QC-analytical assays (SDS-PAGE/Western blot, ELISA, HPLC, and other protein characterization methods)
  • Designs experiments and writes detailed protocols and reports, as appropriate
  • Leads experimental studies
  • Coordinates activities in the laboratory, including maintaining laboratory equipment
  • Communicates status of development activities and laboratory issues to Area Management
  • Trains and mentors employees
  • Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable regulations

 

Experience / Education   

  • Bachelors’ degree in Biological Sciences or science related field with 10 years of experience or
  • Master’s degree in Biological Sciences with 6 years of experience or PhD in Biological Sciences with 3 years of experience

 

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Experience with gene therapy vectors and/or gene mediated cell therapy highly desirable.
  • Specialized training in laboratory techniques used in assigned laboratory is required.
  • Experience in a cGMP environment is highly desirable.
  • Proven troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to use judgment as dictated by complexity of situation.
  • Ability to manage others and to handle problems of a complex nature.
  • Ability to accomplish the described duties through the use of appropriate laboratory equipment and computer equipment and software.
  • Excellent Oral & Written communication skills
  • Need to be able to read, write and understand English
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in an environment with variable noise conditions.
  • Must be able to work in Lab setting with exposure to Biohazards / Chemicals
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
  • Ability to stand /Sit/walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to crouch, bend, twist, and reach
  • Clarity of Vision
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors, preferred
  • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

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