WuXi AppTec

  • Associate Scientist, TEM

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
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  • Overview

     Performs electron microscopy testing under close supervision of Senior Scientist. Aids in the analysis of micrographs acquired from thin section studies. Aids in sample preparation, including cell fixation, resin embedding and thin sectioning via ultramicrotome. Performs and directs assays according to 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). Sufficiently competent in science to initiate and carry out scientific development projects related to the development of new assays, initiation of new programs, assay validations and associated projects. Schedules and directs assays. Assists with training junior staff members. Performs Research & Development activities. Acts as Study Director as required. Assists supervisor with day-to-day lab management duties. Correctly analyzes scientific data with accuracy and precision.


    • Demonstrates scientific technical expertise and proficiency in scientific theory and rigorous practical application in the completion of laboratory procedures as it relates virology and electron microscopy.
    • Aids in the preparation, fixation, ultramicrotome
    • Operates an electron microscope to inspect sample material under strict guidance.
    • 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
    • Prepares protocols, final reports, investigations, and deviations as needed, with minimal supervision
    • Conducts critical review of results and reports data appropriately
    • As assigned by Management, acts as Technical Reviewer / Study Director for specific assays and assumes all associated responsibilities
    • As assigned by Management, supervises personnel and assumes all associated responsibilities
    • Independently initiates and carries out scientific development projects relating to the development of new assays
    • Trains new personnel in laboratory procedures
    • Effectively interacts with clients as required
    • Maintains a laboratory notebook for Research & Development activities as required; reviews and signs laboratory notebooks
    • Follows all general and laboratory SOPs
    • Communicates with supervisor and other colleagues re: daily lab activities
    • 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.
    • 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




    Experience / Education   

    • 5+ years of relevant experience or equivalent for Bachelors’, 3+ years for Master’s in Biological or related field or equivalent experience.
    • Strong virology/ virus identification background preferred.
    • Electron microscopy (SEM or TEM) background a plus but not required. Will be taught.
    • Previous electron microscopy sample preparation a plus but not required

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
    • Shows strong willingness to learn new procedures (particularly electron microscopy) and follow direction
    • Strong Technical and Scientific knowledge of Virology based assays.
    • Ability to use proficiently advanced laboratory equipment, such as, but not limited to; Electron microscope (TEM), Ultra microtome, Tissue processors, automated cell counters, etc.
    • Shows excellent time management skills.
    • Shows excellent technical writing skills
    • Ability to work under limited supervision and to handle problems of a more difficult nature.
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and exhibit effective interpersonal skills
    • Ability to record data accurately and legibly.
    • Ability to understand and follow verbal and demonstrated instructions.
    • Ability to clearly express and exchange ideas by means of verbal and written communication.Ability to work effectively as part of a team and exhibit effective interpersonal skills

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 


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