WuXi AppTec

  • Associate Scientist III

    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 Associate Scientist III  for their Large Molecule Department located in Plainsboro, NJ. 




    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Perform more difficult procedures without supervision.
    • Suggest/recommend different approaches to improve the efficiency of the analytical procedures
    • Delivers accurate results on assigned task and expected results.
    • May assume the duty of a trainer to new hires.
    • Thorough understanding of the study and method, trouble shoot unexpected results.
    • Maintains research notebooks, raw data and study related files in a well-organized manner. All necessary documentation is recorded.
    • Complies with all safety rules, practices good housekeeping, and maintains safe workplace without supervision.
    • Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and EPA, FDA, or other regulation pertaining to the study.
    • Perform routine calculations. tabulates, and records results.
    • Prepares standard solutions used in the laboratory.
    • Maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment.
    • Assumes responsibility for technical accuracy of work.
    • Learns, and enhances technical knowledge of bioanalytical and biological assays, such as ELISA, PCR, western blotting, etc.
    • Assume the responsibility of the GLP compliance in a designated laboratory.(primary or a back up)
    • Enhance the knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS, such as SpectraMax Pro, MSD DiscoveryWorkbench software, WATSON) to help in the preparationof the work list and plate map generated from WATSON.
    • Participate in the Biologics all staff meetings in the review/presentation related to compliance issues in the designate laboratory and recommend a corrective actions.
    • Participate in writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and suggest practical changes.
    • May be assigned as a laboratory supervisor to maintain the laboratory in compliance with all requirements and regulations.
    • Other duties as assigned.







    Experience / Training / Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or a related discipline
    • 2-3 years of relevant experience, or equivalent
    • Any similar combination of education and experience

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Ability to follow instruction to perform required procedures and change direction on a short notice
    • Ability to work on multiple tasks with efficient approach to complete the work on time with high accuracy.
    • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within biological or chemical R&D laboratory setting
    • 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,PowerPoint, SpectraMax Pro, MSD DiscoveryWorkbench software and data transfer from MSD to WATSON
    • Good time management skill in order to perform of multiple projects within 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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