WuXi AppTec

  • Laboratory Technician III, Virology

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
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  • Overview

    Performs assays according to testing records and in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and/or Points to Consider (PTC) guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Completes test methods and other required documentation and performs laboratory maintenance duties according to GLP, cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs.


    • Maintain cell cultures in accordance to SOPs and testing records
    • Conduct assays and lab procedures as outlined in testing record and regulatory guidelines.
    • Accurately complete testing records and other required documentation according to WuXi’s Good Documentation Practices
    • Performs assays using appropriate laboratory techniques.
    • Reports observations of ongoing tests to Technical Reviewer or Laboratory Manager.
    • Communicates with supervisor and other colleagues daily lab activities.
    • Prepare reagents and re-stock labs with supplies.
    • Maintaining equipment’s cleaning logs.
    • Aid in the training of new employees.
    • Maintain equipment logs and initiate Change Controls.
    • Collaborate with other departments on projects
    • Peer review of test methods
    • Evaluate and amend SOPs
    • Have knowledge of regulatory guidences and comprehension of the assays
    • Maintain, passaging and seeding cells
    • Train on departmental assays such as in vitro, detection, retroviral, RCA assays
    • Execute more complicated assays such as titrations, RCL, PCR, ELISAs, rcAAV
    • Initiate and write nonconformance and laboratory investigations
    • Participate in R&D projects and assay validations
    • Perform testing in BSL2+ laboratory
    • Works on routine assignments per written procedures, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.
    • Normally receives minimal instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments.
    • Works under close supervision from supervisor or senior personnel.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required
    • Maybe required to work Holidays and weekends
    • Maybe required to work Overtime
    • 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 Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices
    • Other duties as assigned
    • May be required to assist in other departments


    Experience / Education:

    • 2-3 years of relevant experience or equivalent
    • Bachelors’ degree in Biological Sciences or other Science related field or equivalent experience

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Previous Laboratory experience with emphasis on cell biology and/or virology.
    • PCR and ELISA experience is desired
    • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
    • Need to be able to read, write and understand English
    • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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