WuXi AppTec

Associate Scientist II

Job Locations US-NJ-Cranbury
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WuXi AppTec is a leading global pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device open-access capability and technology platform with global operations. As an innovation-driven and customer-focused platform, WuXi AppTec Group provides a broad and integrated portfolio of services to help our worldwide customers and partners shorten the discovery and development time and lower the

cost of drug and medical device R&D through cost-effective and efficient solutions.

At our Laboratory Testing Division, we provide a world class, globally integrated testing solution for drug development and medical device innovation. We enable scientists to transform ideas into the best healthcare products, accelerate the race from bench to bedside, and ultimately improve human life.

Our New Jersey site specializes in small molecule bioanalytical, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetic services to the pharmaceutical, animal health and agrochemical industries.  We are seeking an Associate Scientist II to play an important role in routine Non-GLP Large molecule bioanalytical activity.  Perform ELISA and related immunoassays method development, method validation/qualification, sample analysis, and report writing in support of discovery and development programs in the area of DMPK.located in Cranbury, NJ. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Under minimal supervision, individual performs routine laboratory techniques and more difficult procedures, including but not limited to weighing the chemical, preparing the stock solution and standard calibrator/QC in biological fluids, extracting the samples, analysing the samples, summarizing the data, and etc.
  • Receives specific instructions on assigned task and expected results.
  • Delivers accurate results on assigned tasks within the expected timeframe.
  • May assume the duty as a trainer to new hires.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the study and method; troubleshoots unexpected results.
  • Maintains research notebooks in a well-organized manner.  All necessary documentation is recorded.
  • Performs routine calculations; tabulates and records results.
  • Reviews routine calculations and records. Prepares standard solutions used in the laboratory.
  • Prepares accurate data summary with minimal or no supervision.
  • Maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment.
  • Complies with all safety rules, practices good housekeeping, and maintains safe workplace without supervision.
  • Learns and enhances technical knowledge of pharmaceutical areas, DMPK, ADME, In Life, Metabolism, and Bioanalysis.
  • Participates in writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and suggests practical changes.
  • Is proficient in sample processing, sample analysis, and has completed training on routine scientific techniques.
  • Other duties as assigned.







Job Requirements

Experience / Education:  

  • Bachelor's degree and >3 years related experience; or Associate’s degree and >10 years related experience; Master’s degree and 0 years related experience; or equivalent education, experience, and training.
  • Any similar combination of education and experience.


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Has a developing proficiency in scientific discipline and demonstrates a solid understanding of experiments
  • Has a developing understanding of relevant technical aspects as well as literature and data base searching
  • Works on assignments that are complex in nature in which judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems
  • Advanced knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within drug discovery and development R&D laboratory settings
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and adaptable to changes
  • Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good time management skill in order to perform of multiple projects within deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Follow and adhere to nonGLP guidelines/SOPs consistent with WuXi AppTec requirement


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 not have animal allergies to applicable species in this facility
  • 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


This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by Management.



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