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Laboratory Technician III, Molecular Biology

WuXi AppTec Inc
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Nov 27, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Laboratory Technician III in Molecular Biology will be responsible for performing nucleic acid based assays where proficiency in nucleic acid extraction methods and qPCR is required. Independent data analysis experience required. Preferred experience in a GMP and/or high throughput lab where day to day activities are heavily driven by meeting deadlines. Experience with automation and LIMS systems a plus.


• Performs assays and lab procedures according to and in compliance with cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines, and SOPs using appropriate laboratory techniques for the lab group assigned to

• Performs laboratory support functions (e.g. inventory management and equipment calibration) to help ensure lab is operational and contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals and objectives

• Adheres to and understands the importance of Good Manufacturing Practices and standard operating procedures, including Good Documentation Practices

• Attend daily lab meeting on a regular basis and escalate issues/concerns at that forum to the supervisor for further investigation

• Performs revisions to existing documents (e.g., test methods and SOPs)

• Supports departmental initiatives to introduce automated solutions and optimized assays

• Demonstrates ability to analyze results according to specifications listed in test methods and ability to distinguish when criteria is not met

• Cross-training opportunities provided to train junior members of the team

• Other duties as assigned


• A minimum of 3 or more years of relevant experience with molecular biology skills, including qPCR and DNA/RNA Extraction

• Bachelor's degree with a major in Biology, Chemistry or related Science major including lab courses involving work with nucleic acid technology.

• Experience in a GMP environment highly preferred

• Ability to accurately and reproducibly perform arithmetic calculations including fractions, decimals and percentages and basic algebraic and geometric calculations.

• Clarity of vision at near and mid-ranges (less than 20 feet) and depth perception

• Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

• Works in production environment with exposure to general laboratory chemicals and reagents

• Based on work assignment, may be recommended to have medical testing in accordance with the company's Occupational Health Program.

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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