WuXi AppTec

Senior Research Associate - Sequencing

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
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Performs research & development activities for Next Generation Sequencing studies and assay validations as required under supervision. Clearly documents all experiments according to SOPs and cGMP guidelines. Authors test methods and other technical documents, as needed. Performs laboratory maintenance duties. Works closely with Testing Operations during assay transfer and validation activities.


  • Executes R&D Next Generation Sequencing studies planned with supervisor or technical lead
  • Executes QP and VPs and other GMP methods. May draft QP or VP under direct supervision of supervisor or technical lead.
  • Drafts test methods/RPs/SOPs with little guidance of supervisor or technical lead. Drafts client protocols under supervision, as needed.
  • Participates in assay transfers to Operations. May serve as a trainer.
  • Conduct LIMS transactions as appropriate for laboratory technician level.
  • General lab housekeeping (including appropriate documentation) and ordering, inventory management, initiate work orders.
  • Execute IQOQ and author equipment SOP, as needed.
  • Responsible for REES/ELPRO monitoring and response.
  • Performs equipment PMs, as needed.
  • Prepares and maintains reagents for laboratory use.
  • Completes all required training (i.e. safety, equipment etc.).
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required
  • May be required to work Holidays and weekends
  • May be required to work Overtime
  • May be required to assist in other departments


  • Bachelor's degree + 2 years relevant, hands-on lab experience or Master's Degree


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Experience with Molecular Biology is required.
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing, including operation of Ion Torrent or Illumina sequencing instruments is preferred.
  • Experience with DNA extraction, RNA extraction and qPCR is preferred.
  • Experience with droplet digital PCR is desirable.
  • Familiarity with gene therapy vectors and/or gene mediated cell therapy is 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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