Senior Director of Large Molecule at WuXi AppTec

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Location: Plainsboro, New Jersey

Job Description:

WuXi AppTec


Job ID 2020-6274


WuXi AppTec is a leading global pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device open-access capability and technology platform with global operations. As an innovation-driven and customer-focused platform, WuXi AppTec Group provides a broad and integrated portfolio of services to help our worldwide customers and partners shorten the discovery and development time and lower the

cost of drug and medical device R&D through cost-effective and efficient solutions.

At our Laboratory Testing Division, we provide a world class, globally integrated testing solution for drug development and medical device innovation. We enable scientists to transform ideas into the best healthcare products, accelerate the race from bench to bedside, and ultimately improve human life.

Our New Jersey site specializes in small molecule bioanalytical, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetic services to the pharmaceutical, animal health and agrochemical industries. We are seeking a Senior Director of Large Molecule within our Large Molecule Group located in Plainsboro, NJ.


Job Summary: The Senior Director role will provide managerial oversight for bioanalytical operations overseeing validation, sample analysis and be a Subject Matter Expert on PK, ADA, PD, Biomarker and Nab assays. The position requires managing bioanalytical operations departments through a team of functional managers and front line supervisors. The employee will report to the senior management on the planning and development of operational policies, objectives and initiatives.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Lead the large molecule Bioanalytical Services team in New Jersey, manage and supervise the scientific technical, administrative and personnel activities in the department.
  • Work with Sales team as a Subject Matter Expert on PK, ADA, PD, Biomarker and Nab assays.
  • Contribute to the organizational and strategic planning of the Large Molecule Bioanalysis Groups in multiple sites
  • Devising and implement a Vision that enables WuXi AppTec to take the Large Molecule Bioanalysis business to a global level
  • Lead new products and service development; pricing strategy and participate in contract negotiation with major clients
  • Responsible for client and regulatory authority audit
  • Maintain an up to date market overview in order to identify innovative business opportunities
  • Budget and cost control


Job Requirements

Experience / Education:
  • Ph D. in chemistry, biochemistry, natural product chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or related field, or work equivalent experience
  • 15 years of relevant experience in Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalysis, Drug Development, knowledge of regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry, or equivalent background
  • Experience partnering with leaders in the pharmaceutical/R&D or technology environments; well-developed management skills
  • Any similar combination of education and experience
  • Experience in managing across multiple sites
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to interpret customer requirements precisely
  • Ability to persuade and influence in order to achieve desired outcomes, in a matrix organization
  • Excellent presentation skills and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent team player
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
  • Basic knowledge of commonly used scientific concepts, practices, and procedures within a biological or chemical R&D laboratory setting
  • Highly motivated with excellent communication and organizational skills
  • 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 are desirable
  • Ability to learn quickly and effectively in a dynamic laboratory environment
  • Ability to follow instructions and research plans with limited supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to understand and adhere to regulatory guidelines consistent with WuXi AppTec requirements.

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to work in an office environment with typical noise conditions.
  • Must be able to work in Lab setting with exposure to biohazards / Chemicals
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
  • Must be able to work in environment with variable noise levels
  • Must be able to stand/sit/walk for long periods of time
  • Must be able to Lift up to 20 lbs routinely
  • Must be able to crouch, bend, twist, and reach
  • Must be able to push/pull up to 20 lbs routinely/ often / occasionally
  • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by Management.