WuXi AppTec

  • Senior Staff Scientist II

    Job Locations US-NJ-Plainsboro
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  • Overview

    Xenobiotic Laboratories (XBL), a subsidiary of the Lab Testing Division of WuXi AppTec, Inc., is a leading contract research laboratory specializing in small molecule bioanalytical, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetic services to the pharmaceutical, animal health and agrochemical industries.  XBL is seeking an Senior Staff Scientist II within Bioanalytical Small Molecule Group located in Plainsboro, NJ. 


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Designs, plans, and caries out experiments and associated research assignments.
    • Independently devise procedures or studies to search out causes and remedies for problems.
    • Performs and/or oversees work to attain objectives.
    • Operates and/or oversees the operation of equipment to acquire experimental data.
    • Utilizing the effective time management to complete assigned tasks on time with high accuracy
    • Advise Junior Scientist on the effective time management to increase efficiency.
    • Compiles, calculates, plots, and analyzes, and with experience, interprets data; records and maintains data in accordance with accepted standards and practices.
    • Assumes complete responsibility for assigned projects, such as acting as study director/ principal investigator, and assumes a continuing responsibility for contributing ideas related to this area of investigation.
    • Prepares reports, oral and written, covering work objectives, methods, and results, which may include recommendation for further experimentation.
    • May act as a project coordinator.
    • Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and EPA, FDA, or other regulations pertaining to the study.
    • Promotes implementation and compliance with XBL safety policies, practices, and procedures in order to maintain a safe work environment and minimize or eliminate injury.
    • Maintains and enhances technical expertise, knowledge, in the Bioanalytical area which include up-to-date-technology in method development and sample analysis for parent drugs and its metabolites in various biological matrices.
    • Prepare scientific presentation in-house and in scientific meetings
    • Thorough understanding of Protocol Design (Pre-clinical and Clinical Studies)
    • Act as an expert in designated area of technology either Software or hardware related to the Bioanalytical techniques.
    • Guides and counsels employees in order to contribute to the goals of XBL for both the long and short period and to encourage personal growth.
    • Identifies safety hazards and initiates corrective action.  Assists in the safety training for subordinates and/or less experienced staff.
    • Supervises and participates in training of Staff Scientist, Associate Scientist, Assistant Scientist, and Laboratory Assistant.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Experience / Training / Education:

    • Bachelor’s or M.S. degree in chemistry, biology, or equivalent
    • At least 7-10 years of relevant experience in bioanalytical or analytical research field or equivalent
    • Any similar combination of education and experience


    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Knowledge of commonly used scientific concepts, practices, and procedures within pharmacology or animal science field
    • Well organized, detail oriented, and adaptable to changes
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Effective interpersonal skills
    • Computer skills: knowledge of internet research, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
    • Knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
    • Knowledge of Data Acquisitions and Operating Software as Analyst, MassLynx….
    • Up-to-date knowledge of Bioanalytical techniques in method development and sample analysis of analyte and its metabolites in biological matrices.
    • Ability to work under pressure of multiple projects and deadlines
    • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and manage changes in direction
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Familiarity with and adherence to regulatory guidelines consistent with XBL requirements

     Equal Oppurtunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/ Disabled


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