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Scientist (Molecular) - Biosafety Testing


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


Who we are: We are a leading science and technology company. Its life science business offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.  


Your role:

The Scientist will have scientific expertise in biologics safety testing focused on Lot Release Testing (Focusing in molecular biology, Virology and cell biology). The Scientist will ensure projects are carried out with the appropriate scientific and regulatory compliance oversight. Timely provide their scientific expertise to support investigations and client meetings. The post holder will have the technical expertise to advice and support GMP and/or GLP operations. Responsibilities include overall conduct of GMP and/or GLP studies as required, reviewing assay testing proposals, acting as Responsible Scientist or Study Director for routine GMP or GLP studies, lead complex technical projects, respond to routine assay enquiries from commercial , reviewing and monitoring assay performance and lead scientific troubleshooting discussion for investigations. Maintain an in-depth understanding of BioReliance® BioSafety Testing Services and technical principles as well as advances in the field. The ability to maintain effective working relationships with development services, laboratory personnel and commercial team will be critical for success in the role.

The post holder will be able to perform the following functions independently, with minimal guidance. 

Brief role description:

  • Acts as a Study Director or Responsible Scientist for routine and complex assays and as such holds responsibility for the overall conduct of GLP or GMP studies, respectively
  • Works within the laboratory areas providing hands-on support, training, guidance and mentorship to laboratory-based personnel (in Molecular and backup for Virology/Cell Culture Laboratories) to ensure routine and complex client studies are completed on time, to the appropriate scientific and regulatory standards
  • Leads by example, acts as subject matter expert, offers scientific coaching and mentoring to other scientific staff members
  • Responds to audit observations through the BioReliance Integrated Quality System (Trackwise)
  • Raises and progresses deviation and Corrective or Preventative Action (CAPA) records in a timely manner
  • Works with Development Services or commercial team to review assay proposals or projects
  • Designs and leads complex projects related to various area of operational expertise
  • Writes and reviews protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and workbooks and raise and progress Change Control for new service introduction
  • Reviews and authorizes assay documentation and other technical / scientific documents, such as amendments
  • Responsible for maintenance and scientific integrity of routine and non-standard assays methods by monitoring assay performance and advising and implementing on improvements where necessary
  • Writes and approves assay risk assessments
  • Guide process improvements within the laboratory to improve quality and performance
  • Acts as support for routine study sales enquiries
  • Ensures all assays / processes are in a validated state in line with current regulations
  • Ensures trending spreadsheet are prepare and completes on time for all labs
  • Always ensures a safe and healthy work environment by not only complying with but actively embracing health and safety policies and procedures to ensure the welfare and safety of self and others within the workplace.


The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post. Job descriptions will be regularly reviewed to ensure they are an accurate representation of the post


Who you are:



  • Master’s degree or higher qualification in Biological Sciences or relevant scientific subject



  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in a scientific laboratory role, ideally within a GMP or Biopharma QC testing laboratory environment
  • Demonstrable scientific expertise in molecular biology, virology and cell culture workss
  • Experience of working in Biosafety Level 2 or higher in a testing laboratory

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Computer literacy and entry of data into databases (LIMS, ELN, SAP, etc.)
  • Ability to complete documentation (both handwritten and electronic) neatly and accurately


Core competencies:

  • Safety
    • Adheres to health and safety procedures and actively takes necessary action when encountering unsafe situations
  • Technical and problem solving skills
    • Able to troubleshoot effectively
    • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job and provide solutions to the team based on professional expertise and knowledge
    • Uses logic to solve problems with effective solutions
  • Energy and Drive
    • Enjoys working hard; is action-orientated and full of energy for the things he/she sees challenging
    • Pursues everything with energy, drive and the need to finish, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks
    • Can be counted on to exceed goals, constantly and consistently, pushes self and others for results
  • Personal and interpersonal skills
    • Is seen as a SME for the team, team player, cooperative, trustworthy and gains support of peers, encourages collaboration, think global
    • Relates well to all kinds of people in the organization, builds constructive and effective relationships
    • Demonstrates customer centricity
    • Self-motivated; is action-orientated; empowering and share emotions Communicates effectively with others and handles conflict effectively




  • Ability to work overtime or flexible shifts from time to time to cover testing requirements


What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com


Job Requisition ID:  217236
Location:  Singapore
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

Careers during Covid-19
Thank you for visiting our careers website, we are always looking for curious minds to join our teams. We understand how much the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and we want to assure you that your safety is very important to us. To ensure that everyone’s health is protected, instead of a standard face-to-face interview, it is likely that you will be offered alternative digital interview options.

US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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