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Staff Scientist II (US-NJ-Plainsboro)

Overview:

  • Xenobiotic Laboratories (XBL), a subsidiary of the Lab Testing Division of WuXi AppTec, Inc., is a leading contract research laboratory specializing in small & large molecule Bioanalytical, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetic services to the pharmaceutical, animal health and agrochemical industries. XBL is seeking a Staff Scientist II - Metabolism  to join our Drug Metabolism Department.
  •   Key Accountibilities:

  • Plans and carries out experiments and associated research assignments (e.g. biological sample processing, HPLC analysis, in vitro metabolism incubations and assays, radiolabel isotope 14C and 3H handling.).
  • Able to set up the study and using the proper technique/software to carry the experimental phase to completion. Prepare data summary tables for report.
  • Efficient time management to complete the assigned task
  • May serve as principal investigator.
  • Operates and/or oversees the operation of equipment to acquire experimental data.
  • Designs, modifies, constructs, calibrates, and maintains equipment.
  • Compiles, calculates, plots, and analyzes, and with experience, interprets data; records and maintains data in accordance with accepted standards and practices.
  • Assumes responsibility for technical accuracy of work.
  • Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and EPA, FDA, or other regulations pertaining to the study.
  • Promotes implementation and compliance with XBL safety policies, practices, and procedures in order to maintain a safe work environment and minimize or eliminate injury.
  • Maintains and enhances technical expertise and knowledge of environmental, metabolism chemistry, and/or pharmaceutical areas.
  • Identifies safety hazards and initiates corrective action. Assists in the safety training for subordinates and/or less experienced staff.
  • Assists in training Associate Scientist, Assistant Scientist, and Laboratory Assistant.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or a related discipline
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience with advanced responsibilities in research and development, or equivalent
  • Any similar combination of education and experience
  • 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
  • Ability to work under pressure of multiple projects and 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 XBL requirements