WuXi AppTec

Scientist I

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Job ID
2021-8349

Overview

HD Biosciences Inc., a WuXi AppTec company, located in San Diego, is looking for a highly motivated temporary Senior Research Associate to develop, validate and run cell-based and biochemical assays and assist in the management of compound libraries.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, validate and execute medium to high-throughput cell-based and biochemical assays. Use and maintain lab automation (liquid handlers and plate readers) in support of assays and compound management.
  • Ability to develop, validate and perform medium to high-throughput cell-based and biochemical 96/384-well plate format assays.
  • Execute on a planned experimental design - collect, analyze, interpret and present data.
  • Deep understanding of molecular biology, cell biology, experience in mammalian cell culture and compound handling techniques.
  • Scientific creativity, critical thinking and fast learning capabilities.
  • Effectively communicate with internal team colleagues and external clients to promote world-class services.
  • Follow SOPs and perform projects for functional assay development.
  • Perform extensive mammalian cell culture.
  • Quickly become proficient in the use of liquid handling and plate reading instrumentation.
  • Assist in the maintenance and operation of our Compound Management equipment, supplying assay groups with ready-made compound plates for assays.
  • Lead and/or assist in writing and revising assay protocols and SOPs
  • Work diligently and efficiently to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Work as a member of an integrated project team in a highly collaborative work environment.
  • Document all scientific work in lab notebooks; follow established HD Biosciences standard operating procedures on data documentation and notebooks.
  • Works under close supervision from supervisor or senior personnel.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required
  • 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.
  • Understanding of Good Laboratory Practices

Qualifications

Experience / Education

  • BS in Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Molecular Biology or equivalent with minimum 4 years relevant research experience
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of complex scientific procedures with technical proficiency in molecular and cell biology
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills to seamlessly fit within a teamwork driven environment

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)
  • Extensive laboratory techniques involving plate based assays and lab automation
  • Proficiency in mammalian cell culture
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative in troubleshooting experiments and performing data analysis.
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)

 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

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