Director Molecular Biology

WuXi AppTec
National Park, New Jersey, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Provides leadership for the Molecular Biology testing group and works closely with the groups' managers and supervisors to ensure day-to-day testing operations are performed. Maintains rigorous quality mindset and advocates strict adherence to compliance practices within the department. Possesses rigorous scientific skills in the specific science area and a strong working knowledge of the technical and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) / current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) compliance requirements for testing. Provides a strategic direction for the development of the Molecular Biology operations business. Remains current regarding Molecular Biology testing requirements and develops / modifies assays to
fully address such issues. Remains current in the scientific areas of Molecular Biology. Provides supervision and direction of the Molecular Biology department and is accountable for the productivity and budget adherence for the department. Works
with internal groups and customers to ensure timely delivery of testing results.

• Ensures testing is scheduled and performed.
• 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 standards.
• Recommends hire / transfer / promotion / discharge and salary changes and acts
on employee problems.
• Conducts employee performance appraisals in a timely and objective manner.
• Interacts with clients to discuss project planning and testing issues.
• Provides strong in-house guidance on science and technology.
• Interacts with internal staff to identify assays requiring further improvement or
development and oversees improvement of these assays.
• May travel with other WuXi AppTec staff to visit clients as appropriate.
• Presents technical seminars at external professional meetings.
• Responsible for appropriately conducting assays in accordance with GLPs or
• Assures that laboratory personnel are following all company SOPs and safety
• Oversees the operation of the Molecular Biology testing group ensuring timely results, adherence to budget and personnel management and development.
• Oversees the preparation and revision of technical documents (Client Protocols,SOPs, etc.)
• Assures that batch records and other paperwork are completed according to GLPs/ cGMPs and company SOPs.
• Work with Client Delivery and clients to ensure appropriate testing methodology is applied
• Collaborates with other Testing Operations teams and PHL site teams to ensure project timelines are met.
• Works on routine assignments per written procedures, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.

• 8 or more years of relevant experience or equivalent
• Master's degree in Biological Sciences or science related field or equivalent experience (Ph.D. highly preferred)
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
• Knowledge of GLP and cGMP guidelines is required.
• Ability to make decisions based on a wide knowledge of factors where application of advanced or technical concepts is predominantly required.
• Ability to evaluate technical data and write technical documents.

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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