WuXi AppTec

Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID


Independent scientist who demonstrates innovative technical knowledge
and significantly contributes to the overall operations of the lab. Serves as a
Technical Reviewer for selected assays. Works closely with Supervisor in
development and improvement of new assays and technologies, as well as existing
assays. Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills and actively
contributes to training, report generation and documentation. Demonstrates strong
supervisory skills and contributes to the achievement of company and departmental
goals and objectives. Performs and directs assays according to and in compliance
with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), Code of Federal Regulations
(CFR) and/or Points to Consider (PTC) guidelines and Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs).


  • As assigned by Management, supervises, plans and reviews operations for
    assigned staff, including responsibility for training, managing and evaluating as
    well as coordinating, scheduling and assigning work and maintaining facility's
  • Recommends hire/transfer/promotion/discharge and salary changes and acts on
    employee problems.
  • Conducts employee performance appraisals in a timely and objective manner.
  • As assigned by Management, acts as Technical Reviewer or Principal
    Investigator for assigned assays and assumes all associated responsibilities.
  • Responsible for appropriately conducting assays in accordance with cGMPs.
  •  Assures that laboratory personnel are following all company SOPs and safety
  • Prepares and revises technical documents (Laboratory Protocols, SOPs, etc.)
  • Assures that batch records and other paperwork are completed according to
    cGMPs and company SOPs.
  • Provides technical information to clients and prospects as needed.
  • Reviews Final Reports for protocols assigned Technical Reviewer and
    participates in critical review and interpretation of test results.
  • Conducts critical review of results and reports data to appropriate internal staff.
  • Reports observations of ongoing tests to appropriate internal staff.
  • Interacts with pertinent internal departments (i.e. Quality Assurance and Project
    Management) to assure that appropriate testing information is effectively
    communicated and documented.
  • Effectively interacts with clients to address scientific and related issues.
  • Interacts with subcontractors (as appropriate) and assumes responsibility to
    ensure timely and accurate completion of all subcontracted assays.
  • Designs and coordinates scientific development projects from inception to
    completion for the development of new assays and for assay improvements.
  • Provides operational support for Molecular Biology activities including (Ex.
    media/buffer preparation, cleaning activities, and equipment/materials staging/
    Aseptic Technique).
  • Works on routine assignments per written procedures, where ability to recognize
    deviation from accepted practice is required.
  • Works alongside supervisor and/or senior management to ensure the success of
    the laboratory and meet study deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required


  •  A minimum of 10 years or more of relevant experience or equivalent with
    Bachelors’ degree, a minimum of 7 years or more with a Masters’ degree or a
    minimum of 3 years or more with a PhD.
  • Bachelors’, Masters’, or PhD in Molecular Biology or equivalent experience
  • Preferred (Ex. AALAC certifications, SPHR)

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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