WuXi AppTec

  • QC Manager Flow Cytometry

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
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  • Overview

    Manages the QC Flow Cytometry operations and staff.  Demonstrates mastery of flow cytometry theory and practice on multiple platforms.  Experienced Manager that demonstrates leadership in a fast-paced industry setting and operates with minimal oversight and has a clear understanding of business and GMP regulatory demands.


    Exhibits rigorous scientific and supervisory skills, a strong practical knowledge of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and testing, and excellent understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and/or Points to Consider (PTC) compliance requirements.  Efficiently manages staff and other resources to address scientific, business and regulatory needs in an effective and timely manner.  Interacts with internal and external customers and auditors as needed to provide support and address any comments/issues.


    • Responsibilities

      • Supervises, plans, & reviews operations for QC flow cytometry department, including training.
      • Recommends personnel actions and manages employee relations including performance reviews.
      • Demonstrates leadership and is supportive of company goals and objectives.
      • Responsible for leading the on-time completion of client sample testing in a cGMP compliant manner within the department
      • As assigned by management, acts as a technical reviewer for select assay and assumes all associated responsibilities.
      • Conducts critical review of test results and reports data to appropriate employees.
      • Interacts with all departments to assure that appropriate testing information is effectively communicated.
      • Interacts will clients to address scientific and related issues.
      • Ensures quality control testing is scheduled and performed
      • Accomplishes staff results by communicating updated organizational information,  job expectations & supporting their work
      • Plans, monitors, and appraises direct reports including performance competencies, goals & job results
      • Coaches, counsels, and conducts disciplinary actions
      • Develops, coordinates, and follows organizational systems, policies, procedures, and follows labor and capacity  standards
      • Interacts with clients to discuss project planning and testing issues
      • Provides strong in-house guidance on science and technology
      • Initiates development of new technologies or assays as appropriate
      • Interacts with internal staff to identify assays requiring further improvement or development and oversees improvement of these assays
      • Travels with other WuXi AppTec staff to visit clients as appropriate
      • Presents technical seminars at external professional meetings
      • Responsible for appropriately conducting assays in accordance with cGMPs
      • Assures that laboratory personnel are following all company SOPs and safety rules
      • Prepares and revises technical documents (Laboratory Protocols, SOPs, etc.)
      • Assures that batch records and other paperwork are completed according to cGMPs and company SOPs
      • 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
      • 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


    • Bachelor’s degree with major in Biological Sciences, Medical Technology or other science-related major and 15+ years of relevant scientific experience and 5+ years of managerial experience.
    • Master’s degree with major in Biological Sciences, Medical Technology or other science-related major and 13+ years of relevant scientific experience and 5+ years of managerial experience.
    • Doctorate degree with major in Biological Sciences, Medical Technology or other science-related major and 10+ years of relevant scientific experience and 5+ years of managerial experience.


    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Must have 15+ years of flow cytometry experience related to assay design and execution of 8+ color assays.  Experience is assay validation is highly desired
    • Knowledge of cGMP guidelines is desirable
    • Ability to make decisions based on a wide knowledge of factors where application of advanced or technical concepts is predominantly required
    • Ability to evaluate technical data and write technical documents
    • Ability to use judgment as dictated by complexity of situation
    • Ability to work under limited supervision and to handle problems of a difficult nature
    • Ability to accomplish the described duties through the use of appropriate laboratory equipment (i.e. biohazard hood, centrifuge, incubator, and autoclave) and computer equipment and software. (i.e. Microsoft Word, Outlook)
    • Ability to accurately and reproducibly perform arithmetic calculations including fractions, decimals and percentages and basic algebraic and geometric calculations
    • Ability to record data accurately and legibly
    • Ability to understand and follow verbal or demonstrated instructions
    • Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and to exhibit effective interpersonal skills
    • Ability to receive and comprehend and to effectively communicate detailed information through verbal and written communication
    • 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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