WuXi AppTec

Director - Small Molecule Bioanalytical Services

Job Locations US-NJ-Plainsboro
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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 l

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 a Director within our Bioanalytical  Group located in Plainsboro, NJ. 



Job Summary: The Director role will provide managerial oversight for bioanalytical operations overseeing validation, and sample analysis. The position requires managing bioanalytical operations departments through a team of functional managers and front line supervisors. The employee will report to the Senior Director on the planning and development of operational policies, objectives and initiatives


Essential Job Functions:

  • Leads bioanalytical method developments and method validations.
  • Supervises all LC/MS/MS instruments (in both bioanalytical and metabolism laboratories), including installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, training new users, etc.
  • Supports bioanalytical marketing and sales to bring in new clients and interacts with clients to expand WuXi AppTec’s bioanalytical reputation in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Oversees the design, planning, and operations of research projects related to bioanalysis.
  • Promotes compliance with GLP, FDA, EPA, and OECD, or other applicable regulations.
  • Works with the bioanalytical and other groups to devise procedures or studies as fact-finding or problem-solving approaches.
  • Performs and/or oversees work to attain objectives.
  • Supervises senior bioanalytical staff; may also supervise peer group scientists on a study or project related basis.
  • Reviews, compiles, records, calculates, and analyzes data in accordance with accepted standards and practices. Interprets significance of results and draws conclusions.
  • Contributes to comprehensive reports, recommending application of findings and presents clear and concise oral reports of progress and accomplishments.
  • Maintains study status files for projects and tracks/reports progress of bioanalytical projects.
  • May serve as a key contact for central communication source with sponsors, study directors, and subcontractors.
  • Maintains professional contact with developments in the bioanalytical research area, and participates in business development contacts.
  • May lead scientific projects as needed, including review of or development of protocols and modifications, and assisting staff with studies and reports.
  • Evaluates performance of supervised staff and other personnel involved in bioanalytical research and development, quality control, and reporting.
  • Guides and counsel’s employees to contribute to the goals of the company and to encourage personal growth.
  • Promotes company’s safety policies, practices and procedures in order to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Experience / Education:  

  • PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, natural product chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or related field, or work equivalent experience.
  • 7 years of relevant experience in Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalysis, Drug Development, knowledge of regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry, or equivalent background
  • Experience partnering with leaders in the pharmaceutical/R&D or technology environments; well-developed management skills
  • Any similar combination of education and experience


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of biological and/or chemical sciences
  • Knowledge of commonly used business concepts, practices, and procedures within the pharmaceutical R&D field
  • A thorough understanding of the services provided by WuXi AppTec
  • Ability to research and evaluate company-applicable types of data and research results
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and adaptable to changes
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with radiotracer, chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, in addition to appropriate regulatory guidelines
  • Computer skills: knowledge of internet research, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work under pressure of multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and manage changes in direction
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Familiarity with and adherence to regulatory guidelines consistent with company requirements


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in an office environment with typical noise conditions.
  • Must be able to work in Lab setting with exposure to Animals/biohazards / Chemicals
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
  • Must be able to work in environment with variable noise levels
  • Must be able to stand/sit/walk for long periods of time
  • Must be able to Lift up to 20 lbs routinely
  • Must be able to crouch, bend, twist, and reach
  • Must be able to push/pull up to 20 lbs routinely/ often / occasionally
  • 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


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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