Sr. Lab Tech Virology in Philadelphia, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/21/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences has an immediate need for a Senior Laboratory Technician- Virology opening with a leading client in the Greater Philadelphia area! 


  • Maintain cell cultures in accordance to SOPs and testing records
  • Conduct assays and lab procedures as outlined in testing record and regulatory guidelines.
  • Accurately complete testing records and other required documentation according to client's Good Documentation Practices
  • Performs assays using appropriate laboratory techniques.
  • Reports observations of ongoing tests to Study Director or Laboratory Manager.
  • Communicates with supervisor and other colleagues daily lab activities.
  • Prepare reagents and re-stock labs with supplies.
  • Maintaining equipment’s cleaning logs.
  • Maintain equipment logs and initiate Change Controls.
  • Collaborate with other departments on projects
  • Act as a mentor to other technicians
  • Perform classroom trainings
  • Serve as an assay trainer or departmental training coordinator.
  • Work with supervisors to schedule daily activities
  • May author Test Methods, Client Protocols, SOPs, etc. as needed.
  • Perform data analysis
  • Maintain, passaging and seeding cells
  • Train on departmental assays such as in vitro, detection, retroviral, RCA, and RCL assays
  • Execute more complicated assays such as titrations, RCL, PCR, ELISAs, rcAAV
  • Initiate and write nonconformance and laboratory investigations
  • Perform assays in a BSL2+ environment
  • Participate in R&D projects and assay validations
  • Provides operational support for Virology activities including (Ex. media/buffer preparation, cleaning activities, and equipment/materials staging/ Aseptic Technique).
  • Works on routine assignments per written procedures, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.
  • Normally receives minimal instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required
  • Maybe required to work Holidays and weekends
  • Maybe required to work Overtime
  • Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals
  • Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi AppTec Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Other duties as assigned
  • May be required to assist in other departments

Experience / Education:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience or equivalent
  • Bachelors’ degree in Biological Sciences or science related field or equivalent experience

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Previous Laboratory experience with emphasis on cell biology and/or virus production.
  • Purification experience is desired
  • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
  • Need to be able to read, write and understand English
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Only local candidates will be considered.

This position is a 1st shift