Associate Scientist II

Wuxi Apptec Cranbury , NJ 08570

Posted 3 months ago


Established in December 2000, WuXi AppTec provides a broad portfolio of R&D and manufacturing services that enable companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries worldwide to advance discoveries and deliver groundbreaking treatments to patients. We are searching for an Associate Scientist to join our growing HTS and in vitro screening team.


  • Self- motivated, requiring some daily supervision to participate in the processes of in vitro assay screening and high throughput screening (HTS) of a wide array of protocols for a diverse client base that includes pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Works on assignments with a diverse team of scientists to facilitate all aspects of performing in vitro screening and running an HTS laboratory Receives detailed instruction on new assignments and determines next steps with guidance.

    Maintains research notebooks in a well-organized manner. All necessary documentation is recorded. Complies with all safety rules, practices good housekeeping, and maintains safe workplace without supervision.

    Regularly reviews goals and objectives with supervisor. Makes logical suggestions of likely causes of problems and independently suggests solutions. Adept in operating semi-automated liquid dispensers, plate readers, and other lab instruments Performs routine calculations, tabulates, and records results.

    Maintains, calibrates laboratory equipment and coordinates maintenance with vendors. Assumes responsibility for technical accuracy of work. Ability to run assays based on established protocols and troubleshoot, if needed Has skills in any of the following areas:a.

    Cell culture including cell banking, cell plating, and transfectionb. Cellular assays including measurement of second messengers, protein translocation, protein: protein interactions.c. Biochemical assays including enzyme inhibition and protein-protein interaction assaysd. Familiarity with luminescent- and fluorescence-based technologies.


  • MS degree + 0 or BS degree + 3 years of experience in biomedical field..

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: Must work well with others Effectively communicates with others by giving and receiving feedback Presents data clearly and concisely Participates actively in meetings Able to work in a fast paced environment Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within biological R&D laboratory setting Well organized, detail oriented, and adaptable to changes Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal skills Computer skills: knowledge of internet research, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Ability to learn instrument and data analysis software. Good time management and multi-tasking skills in order to complete multiple projects within timelines. Ability to work in a team environment Records experimental procedures and results in notebook Demonstrates attention to details and concern for impact

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to work in an office environment with minimal noise conditions. Must be able to work in Lab setting with exposure to Animals/biohazards / Chemicals (List specific Chemicals) Must not have animal allergies to applicable species in this facility Must be able to wear appropriate PPE Must be able to work in environment with variable noise levels Ability to stand /Sit/walk for long periods of time Ability to Lift 10 lbs. routinely Ability to crouch, bend, twist, and reach Ability to push/pull 10 lbs. routinely/ often / occasionally Clarity of Vision Ability to identify and distinguish colors Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions Ability to climb Ladders / Stairs / Scaffolding Ability to work in variable temperatures high to freezing Inside/outside working conditions

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by Management.

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