WuXi AppTec

  • Associate Scientist/Study Director

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
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  • Overview

    Independent scientist who demonstrates innovative technical knowledge and significantly contributes to the overall operations of the Virology Department.  Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills and actively contributes to training, report generation and documentation. Performs and directs assays according to and in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and/or Points to Consider (PTC) guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  Acts as Study Director as required.   


    • Demonstrates scientific technical expertise.
    • Effectively communicates and defends science through written and verbal communication.
    • Provides training on areas of technical expertise and compliance issues relevant to the lab setting.
    • Conducts and directs assays and lab procedures according to and in compliance with GLP, cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs.
    • Accurately completes batch records and other required documentation according to and in compliance with GLP, cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs.
    • Demonstrates proficiency in scientific theory and rigorous practical application in the completion of lab procedures.
    • As assigned by Management, acts as Study Director for specific assays and assumes all associated responsibilities.
    • Trains new personnel in lab procedures.
    • Effectively interacts with clients as required.
    • Schedules lab work.
    • Performs assays using appropriate laboratory techniques for lab group assigned to.
    • Communicates with supervisor and other colleagues re: daily lab activities.
    • Prepares and revises technical documents and reports.
    • Reports date changes for testing and other pertinent information to clients via Project Management Department 


    •  Bachelor’s degree with a major in Biological Sciences or other science related major.
    • 2+ years of laboratory experience
    • Must have experience with aseptic technique, mammalian cell culture, and has worked with various types of viruses
    • Strongly prefer someone to have a knowledge of virus production and purification processes.
    • Experience working with Gene or Gene-Mediated therapies helpful but not required.
    • Specialized training in laboratory techniques used in assigned laboratory is required.
    • Knowledge of GLP and cGMP guidelines is preferred.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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