WuXi AppTec

  • Scientist II

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Job ID
    2018-4502
  • Overview

    We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated scientist to join our In Vitro Pharmacology Team at HD Biosciences, a WuXi AppTec company, located in San Diego, CA.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Job Functions and Requirements:

    • Contributes to the achievement of departmental goal and overall operations
    • Lead research efforts for target identification, target validation, drug screening, hit confirmation, and mechanism of action studies
    • Ability to independently draft study proposal and work plan, or with minimal instructions
    • Proficient in designing and execute various molecular biology, biochemistry and cell-based assays
    • Accurately interpret data and communicate experimental results internally and externally
    • Search and utilize literatures and external resources to support internal studies
    • Ability to implement novel technologies and platforms to add values to our organization
    • Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi AppTec Policies and Standard Operating Procedures

    Qualifications

    Experience / Education   

    • A master’s degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or closely related fields with 4+ years of relevant lab experience
    • A PhD degree is preferred

     

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology assays, such as molecular cloning, cell culture, DNA/RNA transfection, virus production and transduction, real-time PCR, immunoblot, flow cytometry, protein purification, CRISPR, MSD multiplex assay, enzyme activity assay, cell viability assay, GPCR assays, cell-based functional assays, etc.
    • Ability to multitask across several research areas/projects
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changes quickly
    • Detail-oriented
    • Excellent organization and record-keeping skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in MS Office and other software/websites for primer design, sequencing analysis and data graphing
    • High standards of scientific rigor and integrity

     

    Physical Requirements:          

    • Must be able to work in a lab setting with exposure to chemical and biohazards
    • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
    • Must have clarity of vision
    • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions

     

    An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

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