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Associate Scientist/Study Director (Viral Clearance)( US-PA-Philadelphia)


  • Performs and directs assays according to and in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and/or Points to Consider (PTC) guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Sufficiently competent in science to serve as Study Director. Assists with training junior staff members as needed.
  • Correctly analyzes scientific data with accuracy and precision.  May be assigned supervisor responsibilities.
  • Key Accountibilities:

  • Demonstrates scientific technical expertise.
  • Effectively communicates and defends science through written and verbal communication.
  • Provides training on areas of technical expertise and compliance issues relevant to the lab setting.
  • Conducts and directs assays and lab procedures according to and in compliance with GLP, cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs.
  • Accurately completes batch records and other required documentation according to and in compliance with GLP, cGMP, CFR and/or PTC guidelines and SOPs.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in scientific theory and rigorous practical application in the completion of lab procedures.
  • As assigned by Management, acts as Study Director for specific assays and assumes all associated responsibilities.
  • Trains new personnel in lab procedures.
  • Effectively interacts with clients as required.
  • Schedules lab work.
  • Performs assays using appropriate laboratory techniques for lab group assigned to.
  • Communicates with supervisor and other colleagues re: daily lab activities.
  • May perform supervisor responsibilities if assigned by Management
  • Prepares and revises technical documents and reports.
  • Reports date changes for testing and other pertinent information to clients via Project Management Department.
  • Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with major in Biological Sciences or science related major or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience required
  • Specialized training in laboratory techniques used in assigned laboratory is required, specifically Cell Culture, Cell-based assays and qPCR.
  • Knowledge of GLP and cGMP guidelines is preferred.
  • Ability to use judgment as dictated by complexity of situation.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and to handle problems of a more difficult nature.