Postdoctoral Scientist Virology

WuXi AppTec   •  

Philadelphia, PA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Less than 5 years

Posted 63 days ago

This job is no longer available.


Designs, plans, authors, executes, and leads internal research & development studies in the Analytical Development Virology team. This position specifically focuses on driving method efficiency in Virology. Candidate will also author and assist in the execution of assay qualifications under very limited supervision. Acts as a Technical Reviewer and assay trainer. Partners with Testing Operations during assay transfer and qualification activities.


  • Designs, plans, leads, and executes R&D studies under very limited supervision
  • Documents research studies with a clearly defined purpose, methods and materials, results, and discussion
  • Writes research and development reports and ensures all data are reported clearly and accurately
  • Drafts and executes qualification protocols. Author qualification reports
  • Drafts method protocols and SOPs
  • Participates in assay transfers to Operations
  • Serves as trainer for inter and intradepartmental staff
  • Evaluates new equipment, as needed
  • Author and execute IQOQ, author equipment SOP, as needed
  • Conducts and directs assays and lab procedures according to and in compliance with cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs, as applicable
  • Demonstrates solid proficiency in scientific theory and rigorous practical application in the completion of lab procedures
  • Conducts critical review of results and interprets the data. Draws conclusions and plans next steps for assay development or troubleshooting
  • Serves as technical reviewer and LIMS tech manager
  • Presents data at internal staff meetings
  • Initiate and track change controls


Job Requirements:

  • PhD in Biological Sciences with 0-2 years of experience
  • Must be highly skilled in cell-based virus titration assays
  • Experience with qPCR is highly desirable
  • Experience with gene therapy vectors and/or gene mediated cell therapy highly desirable

Our Values:

Integrity & Dedication, Working Together & Sharing Success; Do the Right Thing & Do it Right.