WuXi AppTec

Principal Scientist - Analytical Development, Virology

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
2021-8400

Overview

Designs, supervise, and interprets research & development and GMP studies. Provides appropriate resources to team to conduct studies. Supervises team of scientific personnel with varying skill level. Directs and leads team to stay on track to
meet project deadlines. Oversees assay transfers between Analytical Development and Testing Operations. Serves as analytical lead on manufacturing core teams for low complexity programs. Interfaces with Sales team regularly. Authors technical documents, procedures, policies, SOPs, & risk assessments, as needed

Responsibilities

  • Lab equipment ownership. Responsible for REES/ELPRO monitoring and response
  • Designs, supervise, and interprets R&D and GMP studies.
  • Provides appropriate resources to team to conduct studies.
  • Supervise team of scientific personnel with varying skill level.
  • Assumes responsibility for direct reports and team. Directs and leads team to stay on track to meet project deadlines.
  • Communicates progress to manager regularly.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings and one on one meetings with each staff member
  • Oversees assay transfers between own team and Operations.
  • Serves as analytical lead on manufacturing core teams for complex programs.
  • Interfaces with Sales team regularly. Authors custom quote sections.
  • Authors technical documents, procedures, policies, SOPs, & risk assessments, as needed.
  • Implement innovative solutions and propose new technologies in support of multiple projects.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in effort to solve organizational and process problems
  • Broad knowledge in field of expertise, including the ability to interpret current literature relevant to R&D projects, and visibility outside of functional area.
  • Complies with all internal and external regulations and policies and procedures.
  • Ensures safety and compliance of laboratory and team.
  • Assess team resourcing needs. 
  • Tracks progress of team's change controls. Ensures project goals are met and change controls are closed out in a timely manner.
  • Investigates, responds and/or approves equipment OOTs
  • Represents the company at outside conferences, as needed.
  • Maybe required to work Holidays and weekends
  • May be required to assist in other departments

Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in Biological Sciences or science related field with 15 years of experience or
  • Master’s degree in Biological Sciences or science related field with 10 years of experience or
  • PhD in Biological Sciences or science related field with 6 years of experience

 

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Deep understanding of virology and methods to assess the titer of replication competent and defective vectors.
  • Experience with gene therapy vectors and/or gene mediated cell therapy highly desirable.
  • Automation experience highly desirable.
  • Experience in a cGMP environment is highly desirable.

 

Our Values:

Integrity & Dedication, Working Together & Sharing Success; Do the Right Thing & Do it Right.

 

Our greatest asset is our people, WuXi is dedicated to providing opportunities for internal growth with direct access to a dedicated and accessible Human Resources team.

 

WuXi AppTec provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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