WuXi AppTec

  • Senior Staff Scientist I

    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 and large molecule Bioanalytical drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetic services to the pharmaceutical, animal health and agrochemical industries. Xenobiotic Laboratories is seeking a Senior Staff Scientist I position within our Bioanalytical Department (Large Molecule), located in Plainsboro, NJ.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Designs, plans, and caries out experiments and associated research assignments.
    • May independently devise procedures or studies to search out causes and remedies for problems.
    • Performs and/or oversees work to attain objectives.
    • Utilizing the effective time management to complete assigned tasks on time with high accuracy
    • Operates and/or oversees the operation of equipment to acquire experimental data.
    • Compiles, calculates, plots, and analyzes, and with experience, interprets data; records and maintains data in accordance with accepted standards and practices.
    • May act as principal investigator.  Assumes complete responsibility for assigned projects, 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.
    • 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 draft scientific presentation in-house and in scientific meetings
    • 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 5-7 years of relevant experience in biological or bioanalytical 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 and hands on experience of Data Acquisitions and Operating Software such as SpectraMax Pro, MSD DiscoveryWorkbench software, GeneSnap, Gene Tools, etc.
    • 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 Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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