WuXi AppTec

  • Senior Research Associate, Analytical Development - Molecular Biology

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
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  • Overview

    Performs research & development activities and assay validations as required under supervision. Clearly documents all experiments according to SOPs and cGMP guidelines. Authors test methods and other technical documents, as needed.  Performs laboratory maintenance duties. Works closely with Testing Operations during assay transfer and validation activities


    • Executes R&D studies planned with supervisor or technical lead
    • Executes QP and VPs and other GMP methods.  May draft QP or VP under direct supervision of supervisor or technical lead.
    • Drafts test methods/RPs/SOPs with little guidance of supervisor or technical lead.  Drafts client protocols under supervision, as needed.
    • Participates in assay transfers to Operations.  May serve as a trainer.
    • Conduct LIMS transactions as appropriate for laboratory technician level.
    • General lab housekeeping (including appropriate documentation) and ordering, inventory management, initiate work orders.
    • Execute IQOQ and author equipment SOP, as needed. 
    • Responsible for REES/ELPRO monitoring and response.
    • Performs equipment PMs, as needed.
    • Prepares and maintains reagents for laboratory use. 
    • Completes all required training (i.e. safety, equipment etc.).
    • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required
    • May be required to work Holidays and weekends
    • May be 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.
    • May be required to assist in other departments



    Experience / Education   

    • 2 or more years of relevant experience
    • Bachelors’ degree in Biological Sciences or other science related field


    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Experience with gene therapy vectors and/or gene mediated cell therapy highly desirable.
    • Experience with qPCR/molecular biology is required.
    • Experience with biologics, cell culture, and/or ELISA methods is desirable.
    • ddPCR experience is desirable.
    • Experience in a cGMP environment is highly desirable.
    • Ability to accomplish the described duties through the use of appropriate laboratory equipment and computer equipment and software.
    • Ability to record data accurately and legibly.
    • Ability to work under limited supervision at times and to handle problems.
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and to exhibit effective interpersonal skills.
    • 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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