WuXi AppTec

  • Sample Receiving Officer

    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 a Sample Receiving Officer for their Receiving Department located in Plainsboro, NJ



    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Ensures orderly storage and retrieval system of all study related of all study-related TSRC and RTS materials.
      • Oversees/manages the Sample Receiving department; supervises and assists in the training of Associate SRO and Assistant SRO.
      • Ensures sufficient coverage of staff in Sample Receiving department to support the scientific staff for study materials.
      • Receives all test systems/samples/specimens (test system), test substances/articles, reference chemicals/substances, control substances/articles (TSRC) and general chemical shipments.  Documents the condition of the shipment, including missing items, damaged materials, and inappropriate packaging.  Assigns storage locations and/or delivers materials to scientists.  Maintains chain of custody as required by the EPA/FDA.  Oversees and coordinates Sample Receiving services to ensure access to samples by scientific staff.
      • Inspects all incoming radiolabeled shipments for possible contamination and notifies the Radiation Safety Officer of any contamination.
      • Ensures that necessary GLP support information is obtained from the sponsor, supplier, or XBL scientist for TSRC and test system materials.
      • Functions as the source for internal storage, retrieval, and return of TSRC and test system materials.
      • Maintains TSRC and RTS files, walk-in freezer inventories, radiolabeled chemical inventory, MSDS binders, and general chemical inventory.
      • Performs yearly thermometer calibrations.
      • Coordinates with the Chief Archivist, RSO, QAU, and XBL personnel in the return and/or disposal of TSRC and test system materials at study completion.
      • Assists with photoreproduction and archiving of RTS and TSRC documentation.
      • Serves as sample archivist for retained samples of TSRC and test system materials as stipulated by EPA/FDA Standards.
    • 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 relevant regulations.
    • Promotes implementation and compliance with XBL safety policies, practices, and procedures in order to maintain a safe work environment and minimize or eliminate injury.
    • Other duties as assigned.




    Experience / Training / Education:

    • Associate’s Degree in Arts and Sciences; Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field preferred
    • 1-2 years experience working in a GLP-regulated laboratory
    • 2-3 years experience working in a sample shipping/receiving environment or related field desirable
    • Any similar combination of education and experience


    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Knowledge of commonly used shipping/receiving and safety concepts, practices, and procedures
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced multitasking environment
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills and attention to detail
    • Computer skills: working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access
    • Familiarity with and adherence to regulatory guidelines consistent with XBL requirements
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment


    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled




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