WuXi AppTec

  • Lead Laboratory Technician

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
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  • Overview

    Performs assays according to testing records 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). Completes test methods and other required documentation and performs laboratory maintenance duties according to GLP, cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs. Serve as the departmental trainer, as needed.


    • Maintain cell cultures in accordance to SOPs and testing records
    • Conduct assays and lab procedures as outlined in testing record and regulatory guidelines.
    • Accurately complete testing records and other required documentation according to WuXi’s Good Documentation Practices
    • Performs assays using appropriate laboratory techniques.
    • Reports observations of ongoing tests to Study Director or Laboratory Manager.
    • Communicates with supervisor and other colleagues daily lab activities.
    • Prepare reagents and re-stock labs with supplies.
    • Maintaining equipment’s cleaning logs.
    • Maintain equipment logs and initiate Change Controls.
    • Collaborate with other departments on projects
    • Act as a mentor to other technicians
    • Perform classroom trainings
    • Serves as an assay trainer or departmental training coordinator.
    • Work with supervisors to schedule daily activities
    • May serve as a supervisor/technical reviewer as designated by Lab Manager
    • Author Test Methods, Client Protocols, SOPs, etc. as needed.
    • Perform data analysis
    • Act as a liaison for the department in meetings
    • Maintain, passaging and seeding cells
    • Train on departmental assays such as in vitro, detection, retroviral, RCA, and RCL assays
    • Execute more complicated assays such as titrations, RCL, PCR, ELISAs, rcAAV
    • Initiate and write nonconformance and laboratory investigations
    • Perform assays in a BSL2+ environment
    • Participate in R&D projects and assay validations


    Experience / Education:

    • 4 or more years of relevant experience or equivalent
    • Bachelors’ degree in Biological Sciences or other Science related field or equivalent experience

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:


    • Previous Laboratory experience with emphasis on cell biology and/or virology.
    • PCR and ELISA experience is preferred
    • Ability to lead projects and adhere to timelimes
    • 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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