WuXi AppTec

  • Flow Cytometry Specialist, Sunday - Thursday (1st shift)

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    2018-4435
  • Overview

    Sufficient scientific training and competence to perform basic and moderate complexity Flow Cytometry and/or Cell Based Assay according to, and in compliance with, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and/or Points to Consider (PTC) guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). As part of standard work, completes assigned Test Methods, assay development, other required documentation and general laboratory duties according to relevant cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs. Performs daily work activities with minimal supervision.  The ideal candidate will have basic or working knowledge of flow cytometry theory and/or instrumentation and experience in flow cytometry assays using 1-4 colors.  The candidate will also have experience in mammalian cell culture and/or ELISA based assays.  Experience in cell based potency assays (i.e. cell proliferation, cell killing, etc) is desirable but not a requirement.

    Responsibilities

    • Conducts basic and moderate complexity Flow Cytometry and/or Cell Based Assay and lab procedures according to and in compliance with cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs.  May also perform assays at R&D level in collaboration with Technical Reviewer, as assigned by Management.
    • Frequently performs assays that are STAT and requires schedule flexibility and rapid completion for in support of in-process testing and/or rapid release Cell Therapy products.
    • Accurately completes Test Methods and other required documentation according to and in compliance with cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs.
    • Approximately 80% of work time will be spent in the laboratory.  
    • Performs work associated with BSL-2 materials (i.e. human cells).
    • Follows all general and laboratory SOPs.
    • Effectively interacts with vendors and clients, as needed and assigned by Management.
    • As needed and directed, initiates Laboratory Investigations, Deviations and/or Non-Conforming events.
    • Performs analysis of results and reports data to Technical Reviewer or supervisor.
    • Communicates with supervisor and other colleagues regarding daily lab activities.
    • Prepares and documents reagents for routine lab work.
    • Checks lab for expired chemicals and disposes of properly.
    • Performs routine laboratory maintenance and keeps records of maintenance according to SOPs.
    • Performs routine equipment cleaning (i.e. water baths) and keeps records according to guidelines and SOPs.
    • Orders reagents and consumables as required.
    • Completes all requisite training (i.e. Bloodborne Pathogen, Quality Assurance, safety, etc.)
    • Correctly analyzes scientific data with accuracy and precision.
    • Performs daily work activities with minimal supervision.
    • May be required to work Holidays and weekends
    • May be required to work Overtime
    • May be required to work outside of normal business hours
    • 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 Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices
    • Other duties as assigned
    • May be required to assist in other departments
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications

    Experience / Education   

    • Bachelor’s degree with major in Biological Sciences or other science-related major and 3+ years of relevant experience.
    • Master’s degree with major in Biological Sciences or other science-related major and 0-1+ years of relevant experience.

     

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Basic or working knowledge of flow cytometry theory and/or instrumentation and experience in flow cytometry assays using 1-4 colors
    • Ability to use advanced laboratory equipment, such as, but not limited to; Flow Cytometers, Plate Readers, Automated cell counters, etc.
    • Shows excellent time management skills.
    • Ability to work under limited supervision.
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and exhibit effective interpersonal skills
    • Ability to record data accurately and legibly.
    • Ability to understand and follow verbal and demonstrated instructions.
    • Ability to clearly express and exchange ideas by means of verbal and written communication.

     

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