WuXi AppTec

Associate Director, PAT Analytical

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STA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a WuXi AppTec company (WuXi STA), is a global leading small molecule pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capability and technology platform company serving the life science industry, with operations in China and the United States. As a premier Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), STA offers our worldwide partners efficient, flexible and high-quality solutions for small molecule Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms.

  • A Leading Company of Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization(CDMO)
  • The World’s Largest Process Chemistry Team
  • To learn the most cutting edge technologies in the pharmaceutical development field
  • To work with 200+ global new drug development companies
  • Systemic and Multiple Training Programs(Technical/Soft skills/Management)
  • Diversified Career Development and Promotion Trails


Job Location: Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province


  • Lead the effort to innovate and integrate process analytical technology (PAT) solutions to the continuous manufacture of drug products to generate data in the in-line and on-line mode.
  • Lead the development of new sensor development to continue expanding our in-line toolbox.
  • Analyzing samples using multiple techniques within the Molecular Spectroscopy functional area including NIR, FTIR, Raman and UV-Vis (off, on- or inline). 
  • Using statistical data analysis methods to evaluate analytical test data.
  • Develop effective digital and data science strategies and drive alignment across the network.
  • Active engagement with IT groups to integrate PAT sensor technology with IT/Data systems.
  • Connect, collaborate and partner with analysts, formulators and drug product manufacturing colleagues to progress our clinical program development and execution strategies.
  • Evaluate new technologies consistent with our online strategies.
  • Provide qualified technical guidance to junior R&D and Operations staff members.


  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or related discipline with at least 5 years, or M.S. with at least 8 years or B.S. with at least 10 years of industry experience.
  • Experienced spectroscopist with NIR, Raman, FTIR, UV spectroscopy with broad analytical chemistry hands on experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience at developing, validating and transferring methods for application to continuous manufacturing and understanding of current regulatory environment are needed for this role.
  • Ability to communicate broadly & translate process requirements into process control and automation strategies.
  • Expertise in signal processing and is knowledgeable on controller validation, tuning and optimization.


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