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Associate Scientist I (US-NJ-Plainsboro)


Xenobiotic Laboratories (XBL), a subsidiary of the Lab Testing Division of WuXi AppTec, Inc., is a leading contract research laboratory specializing in small molecule Bioanalytical, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetic services to the pharmaceutical, animal health and agrochemical industries. XBL is seeking to fill Associate Scientist 1/II temporary positions in our Bioanalytical Department.

Key Accountibilities:

  • Under regular close supervision, individual performs routine laboratory techniques.
  • Receives specific instructions on assigned task and expected results.
  • Ability to perform lab work independently after training.
  • 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.
  • Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and EPA, FDA, or other regulation pertaining to the study.
  • Performs routine calculations, tabulates, and records results.
  • Prepares standard solutions used in the laboratory.
  • Maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment.
  • Assumes responsibility for technical accuracy of work.
  • Proficiency in cell culture work.  Experience with ELISA/MSD preferred.  Learns, and enhances technical knowledge of bioanalytical and biological assays, such as ligand binding and cell based assays, immunogenicity, bioanalysis, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned including preparing study files for archiving and scanning notebooks, raw data and report QC, and participate in the reconciliation of study samples


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related discipline
  • 0-5 years of relevant experience, or equivalent
  • Any similar combination of education and experience
  • Ability to follow instruction to perform required procedures
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within biological or chemical R&D laboratory setting
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and adaptable to changes
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills: knowledge of internet research, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, etc. Ability to learn instrument software, such as MSD Discovery WorkbenchTM Software, SoftMax® Pro GxP, 7500 PCR, etc.
  • Good time management skill in order to perform of multiple projects within deadlines
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and manage changes in direction
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Familiarity with and adherence to regulatory guidelines consistent with WuXi/XBL requirements