WuXi AppTec

  • Laboratory Technician I, Molecular

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    2018-3776
  • Overview

    Responsible for performing assays and related activities within the testing facility to support manufacturing, as well as standard, and custom testing following cGMP Guidelines.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs assays and lab procedures according to and in compliance with cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines, and SOPs using appropriate laboratory techniques for the lab group assigned to.
    • Performs laboratory support functions (e.g. materials stocking function) to help ensure lab is operational and contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals and objectives.
    • Adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices, and standard operating procedures, including Good Documentation Practices.
    • Performs basic Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) revisions and Reagent Preparation Records as needed to accurately reflect testing procedures.
    • Completes recording of data in instrument logbooks and lab cleaning forms to comply with regulatory requirements.
    • Attends the daily lab meeting on a regular basis and escalate issues/concerns at that forum to the supervisor for further investigation.
    • Provides operational support for testing activities including reagent preparation, cleaning activities, and equipment maintenance.
    • Supports technical transfer of assays from client to Technical Development to Operations; supports additional research level testing activities.
    • Works on routine testing assignments per written procedures, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required. Works under close supervision from supervisor and/or Technical Reviewer.
    • Completes all requisite site-specific and job-specific training (e.g, Bloodborne Pathogens, Safety, GDP, and Radiation Safety).
    • May work on assignments that are moderately complex in nature, where judgment is required to resolve operational issues without negatively impacting manufacturing efforts. Examples include Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) or Batch Record revision or generalized trouble shooting of equipment.
    • Normally receives minimal instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments.
    • Works under close supervision from supervisor or senior laboratory personnel.
    • Provides operational support for Molecular Biology activities including (Ex. media/buffer preparation, cleaning activities, and equipment/materials staging/ Aseptic Technique).
    • 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
    • Technician is required to work the assigned schedule.
    • May be 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 Manufacturing Practices
    • Other duties as assigned
    • May be required to assist in other departments

    The hours of this position can be Tuesday-Saturday 1st shift, Sunday-Thursday 1st shift, OR Monday-Friday 2nd shift (12PM-8:30PM).

    Qualifications

    Experience / Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree with major in Biology, Chemistry or related Science major including lab courses involving work with nucleic acids.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Experience in aseptic processing techniques a plus.
    • Ability to accurately and reproducibly perform arithmetic calculations including fractions, decimals and percentages and basic algebraic and geometric calculations.
    • Clarity of vision at near and mid-ranges (less than 20 feet), depth perception and ability to identify and distinguish colors.
    • Must be able to wear appropriate clean room attire (i.e. surgical masks) and all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Works in production environment with exposure to latex and bleach. Potential exposure to noise and equipment hazards (i.e. vacuum pumps, pressurized vessels), dangerous materials (i.e. chemicals, solvents, pathogens), freezer burns, allergens and strong odors.
    • Based on work assignment, may be recommended to have medical testing in accordance with the company’s Occupational Health Program.
    • Proficient in Verbal & Written communication skills
    • Need to be able to read, write and understand English
    • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)
    • No travel is required

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 

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