Associate Scientist, DNA Sequencing | GenomeWeb

Associate Scientist, DNA Sequencing

WuXi AppTec
Job Location
4751 League Island Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19112

Health, Dental, STD, LTD, Paid Time Off, Holidays, 401(K).

Job Description


Performs and directs assays according to and in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and/or Points to Consider (PTC) guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Sufficiently competent in science to initiate and carry out scientific development projects related to the development of new assays, initiation of new programs, assay validations and associated projects.  Schedules and directs assays under the supervision of the Study Director.  Assists with training junior staff members.  Performs Research & Development activities and acts as Study Director as required. 

 Assists supervisor with day-to-day lab management duties.  Correctly analyzes scientific data with accuracy and precision.


  • Performs DNA sequencing assays and other PCR-related tests with a high degree of  independence.
  • Able to train junior level staff on DNA sequencing assays.
  • Performs Study Director functions for sequencing assays.
  • Designs and performs assay development work for PCR-based sequencing tests.
  • Demonstrates scientific  technical expertise. Ability to troubleshoot problems.
  • Effectively communicates and defends science through written and verbal communication.
  • Presents technical seminars and provides training on areas of technical expertise and compliance issues relevant to the lab setting.
  • Reviews and signs lab notebooks
  • Conducts and directs assays  and lab procedures according to and in compliance with GLP, cGMP, CFR, and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs.
  • Accurately completes batch records and other required documentation according to and in compliance with GLP, cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs.
  • Contributes independently to overall scientific rigor through objective laboratory investigation.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in scientific theory and rigorous practical application in the completion of lab procedures.
  • Conducts critical review of results and reports data to Study Director or supervisor.
  • As assigned by Management, acts as Study Director for specific assays and assumes all associated responsibilities.
  • Independently initiates and carries out scientific development projects relating to the development of new assays.
  • Trains new personnel in lab procedures.
  • Effectively interacts with clients as required.
  • Schedules lab work.
  • Performs Research & Development activities as required.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook and follows all general and laboratory SOPs.
  • Performs assays using appropriate laboratory techniques for lab group assigned to.
  • Communicates with supervisor and other colleagues re: daily lab activities.
  • Bachelor’s  degree with major in Biological Sciences or science related major or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • 4+ years of POST GRAD experience REQUIRED
  • Must have Sanger Sequencing experience!
  • Specialized training in  laboratory techniques used in assigned laboratory is required.
  • Knowledge of GLP and cGMP guidelines is preferred.
How to Apply

Interested parties please use the link below to apply directly through our Company website:

About Our Organization

WuXi AppTec is a leading global pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States. Our vision is to build an open-access technology and capability platform that enables anyone and any company to discover and develop therapeutic products to benefit patients.

As an innovation-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi AppTec provides a broad and integrated portfolio of services throughout the research, development, manufacturing, and regulatory process. Our services are designed to help our customers worldwide, by shortening discovery and development time and lowering the expense of R&D through cost-effective and efficient outsourcing solutions.

Evolving from four founders and a single laboratory in December 2000 to over 10,000 employees and 5 million square feet of facility space across 21 campuses in the U.S. and China today, WuXi AppTec is building an alternative R&D engine to serve the worldwide life-science industry, and providing our clients with unprecedented access to global and emerging markets.

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