Senior Scientist

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP
  3. China
Shanghai, China
Posting date: 30 Sep 2019
This vacancy has now expired

An innovative biopharmaceutical company is advertising a vacancy for a Senior Scientist, based in their office in Shanghai. The organisation is dedicated creating unique value for the Chinese biopharma industry, boasting a pipeline of over ten therapeutic candidates. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with China's prolific scientific sector.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain specific experimental colonies within the facility as directed by management.
  • Track experimental colonies to ensure compliance with guidelines and to ensure ongoing maintenance of the experimental colonies.
  • Coordinate planning and execution of collecting, processing, and shipping various biological specimens.
  • Provide input on scheduling of studies in the facility.
  • Assist in the ongoing maintenance and updating of centralized work schedule for all study and non-study related tasks.
  • Test article life-cycle management including conduct and documentation of receipt, storage, preparation, dosing, accountability, return and disposition.
  • Plan and perform procedures as required by study protocols.
  • Plan and manage training program for laboratory technicians to carry out procedures as required by study protocols.
  • Handle of animals including capture, restraint, training for standard procedures (chairing and arm pull), immobilization, relocation, and delivery.
  • Plan and prepare for procedures include surgery including but not limited to:
  • Cleaning and preparing work and support spaces
  • Cleaning equipment including sterilization and autoclaving
  • Fasting animals
  • Sterile preparation
  • Endotracheal intubation and catheter placement
  • Sample collection, both cage-side and sedated as appropriate, for blood, urine, feces, CSF, bronchoaveolar lavage, tissue biopsies, and others as needed.
  • Plan, lead, and conduct necropsies including euthanasia and collections of tissues or other biological specimens.
  • Process samples for storage and shipment, including regulatory compliance for all shipped biological specimens.
  • Complete data entry forms, including review of forms completed by other technicians.
  • Adhere to company SOPs, study protocols, GLP requirements, and any other relevant directives in the conduct and documentation of all procedures.
  • Monitor and oversee performance of procedures in the conduct of animal research are compliant with all appropriate regulations.
  • Coordinate activities related to quarantine, shipping, sale, and receipt of animals.
  • Ensure record keeping compliance with applicable regulatory requirements including USDA, CDC, and State of California.
  • Maintain and update applications and paperwork related to all regulatory permits and/or licenses.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Ph.D./Pharm. D. in a relevant discipline (clinical pharmacology, DMPK, pharmaceuticals) or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years of relevant postdoctoral, academic, industry, or government experience.
  • Expert knowledge of PK and PK/PD technical tools (e.g., WinNonlin/Pharsight, NONMEM, Monolix, SAS, GastroPlus, and SimCyp).
  • Expert knowledge of related disciplines (e.g., DMPK, biostatistics, toxicology, regulatory) in the drug development process.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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