WuXi AppTec

  • Senior Laboratory Technician

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    2018-4439
  • 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 departmental trainer, as needed.

    Responsibilities

    • 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
    • Serve as an assay trainer or departmental training coordinator.
    • Work with supervisors to schedule daily activities
    • May author Test Methods, Client Protocols, SOPs, etc. as needed.
    • Perform data analysis
    • 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
    • Provides operational support for Virology activities including (Ex. media/buffer preparation, cleaning activities, and equipment/materials staging/ Aseptic Technique).
    • Works on routine assignments per written procedures, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.
    • Normally receives minimal instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required
    • Maybe required to work Holidays and weekends
    • Maybe required to work Overtime
    • 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

    Qualifications

    Experience / Education   

    • 3 + 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 desired
    • 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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