WuXi AppTec

  • Research Associate II

    Job Locations US-CA
    Job ID
    2019-4687
  • Overview

    HD Biosciences, a WuXi AppTec company is searching for a Research Associate to join the growing Infectious Disease team.  The candidate for this position will support the establishment of virological and other assays, and perform experiments to support in vitro evaluation of drug and vaccine candidates.

    Responsibilities

    • Aid in the development, validation, and implementation of quantitative molecular, biochemical, and cellular assays for evaluation of antiviral therapeutic/vaccine candidates, SAR, and MOA studies etc.
    • Generate and maintain of virus and cell culture stocks.
    • Conduct experiments according to SOPs with minimum supervision.
    • Participation in general laboratory operations including 
    • Compliance with biosafety regulations/guidelines
    • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment
    • Keeping track of reagent inventory/ordering reagents when necessary
    • General upkeep of the lab; maintenance of a clean and safe laboratory work environment per regulations and guidelines.
    • Provide assistance in the development of SOPs, writing of proposals, and preparation of quotes for commercial contracts.
    • Maintain accurate records of laboratory data
    • Provide assistance in preparation of reports for internal team and external clients.
    • Provide assistance in Identification of new technology, assays, equipment, and other laboratory needs for the advancement of assigned projects.
    • Coordinate and /collaborate with internal team and external clients.
    • Timely completion of assigned projects.

    Qualifications

    Experience / Education   

    • MS in biological sciences and 1-2 year relevant experience; or BS with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience
    • Extensive cell culture experience.
    • Experience in cell counting (manual and digital methods); cell sorting, stable cell line selection and maintenance.
    • Experience in a variety of molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, and biochemistry techniques including DNA/RNA extraction from viruses, mammalian cells, and bacteria; cDNA cloning; gene expression analysis; Protein quantitation; DNA/RNA/Protein gel electrophoresis; High-content imaging; RT-qPCR; and Flow Cytometry etc..
    • BSL-2 laboratory experience and knowledge of laboratory biosafety regulations and guidelines.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
    • Need to be able to read, write and understand English
    • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook), and statistics/graphing software for data analysis and presentation.

     

    Physical Requirements:          

    • Must be able to work in an office environment with minimal noise conditions.
    • Must be able to work in Lab setting with exposure to Animals/biohazards / Chemicals (List specific Chemicals)
    • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
    • Must be able to work in environment with variable noise levels
    • Ability to stand /Sit/walk for long periods of time
    • Ability to Lift 10 lbs routinely
    • Ability to crouch, bend, twist, and reach
    • Ability to push/pull 10 lbs routinely/ often / occasionally
    • Clarity of Vision
    • Ability to identify and distinguish colors
    • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions
    • Ability to climb Ladders / Stairs / Scaffolding
    • Ability to work in variable temperatures high to freezing
    • Inside/outside working conditions

     

    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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