WuXi AppTec

Associate Scientist Analytical

Job Locations US-PA-King of Prussia
Job ID
2020-6440

Overview

WuXi Biologics (stock code: 2269.HK), a Hong Kong-listed company, is a leading global open-access biologics technology platform offering end-to-end solutions to empower organizations to discover, develop and manufacture biologics from concept to commercial manufacturing. Our company history and achievements demonstrate our commitment to providing a truly ONE-stop service offering and strong value proposition to our global clients. As of December 31, 2018, there were a total of 205 integrated projects, including 97 projects in pre-clinical development stage, 94 projects in early-phase (phase I and II) clinical development, 13 projects in late-phase (phase III) development and 1 project in commercial manufacturing. With total estimated capacity of biopharmaceutical production planned in China, Ireland, Singapore and US reaching 280,000 liters by 2022, we will provide our biomanufacturing partners with a robust and premier-quality global supply chain network.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide analytical support for vaccine development in the King of Prussia lab. Involve onsite technical transfer at a local client’s site.  
  • Perform sample testing using separation assay and qPCR based potency assay and other bioanalytical assays as needed, and equipment maintenance according to requirements of process development labs and ICH guidelines.
  • Document completed lab work and results promptly, clearly, and accurately.
  • Prepare presentations and written reports of experimental results and analyses and effectively communicate with internal stakeholders and client.
  • Write and revise analytical methods, testing protocols and reports, and other technical documents.
  • Assist in the lab set-up of the analytical lab in King of Prussia, PA.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to follow and execute SOPs and report data in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Must be able to operate and maintain analytical instrument with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with analytical techniques including HPLC/UPLC, qPCR, ELISA, etc.
  • Experience with analysis of biological molecules.
  • Knowledge and expertise in the following fields is preferred: Biochemistry and immunology principles and techniques, such as cell thawing, cell culture, cell-based assays, etc.
  • Experience with vaccines/viral testing and biosafety containment levels, preferably BSL-2
  • Demonstrates good understanding of potency assay in the biopharmaceutical/vaccine industry.
  • Experience in a Contract Research Organization (CRO) or Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) is a plus.
  • Limited international travel might be needed.
  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Immunology, Virology, or related discipline. 

OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES & EXPERIENCE:

  • Proficiency in English is required.
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal, written, and presentation skills).
  • Good computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Good technical writing skills

ADDITIONAL POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES/INFO (Not Covered in Generic Description of Job):

  • Must be able to work in lab settings with exposure to cells and vaccines/viruses
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
  • Critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving skills
  • Adapt to changing priorities
  • Organized and detail-oriented

 

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