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Associate Scientist - Biosafety Testing

  • Internship
  • Singapore, SINGAPORE
  • Energy / Materials / Mechanics

Job description


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. Our 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 Associate Scientist will perform a wide variety of routine tasks to support GLP and GMP operations. Responsibilities include performing assays required to characterize product, laboratory housekeeping, and preparation of reagents, stock control and general equipment maintenance.


The role primarily focusses on molecular biology, virology, microbiology related to biosafety testing and will be cross trained in other functions within Lot Release Testing Laboratories in PSS Singapore.


They will carry out projects with the appropriate scientific and regulatory compliance, also support lab investigations. They will maintain an in-depth understanding of BioReliance services and technical principles as well as advances in the field.


The ability to maintain effective working relationships with scientists and laboratory personnel will be critical for success in the role.

The post holder will be able to perform the following functions.


Brief role description:


·  Works within the biosafety testing laboratory following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and relevant compliance regulations to ensure routine studies are completed on time and accurately recorded to meet appropriate scientific and GLP and GMP regulatory standards
·  Maintains Laboratory SOP books
·  Performs routine peer review of raw data records
·  Maintains stock inventory in the laboratory and responsible to order consumables and reagents ensure laboratory has enough materials to perform testing
·  Notify lab personnel immediately when any deviation has occurred during routine testing and acts according to instruction to raise a deviation
·  Carries out routine housekeeping and equipment checks as appropriate to ensure that laboratory compliance is maintained at all times.
·  Performs environmental and personnel monitoring activities, updating electronic records both promptly and accurately
·  Draft and review assay report (e.g. PCR Result) for studies
·  Proactively implements continuous improvements to laboratory processes and procedures in accordance with 6S principles.
·  Ensures to practice safe and healthy work environment at all times by not only complying with but actively embracing health and safety policies and procedures, ensuring the safety of yourself 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.


Who you are:



·  Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences or higher degree in relevant scientific subject



·  Minimum 2-3 years of experience in a scientific laboratory role, ideally within a contract or QC testing laboratory environment
·  Demonstrable scientific understanding about molecular biology, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), nucleic acid extraction and purification methods
·  Handle different molecular machines
·  Previous experience working in a regulated environment (GLP/GMP) would be advantageous

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
·  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job
·  Can learn new skills and knowledge quickly
·  Uses logic to solve problems with effective solutions
·  Makes good decisions
·  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
·  Relates well to all kinds of people in the organization, builds constructive and effective relationships using diplomacy and tact
·  Is seen as a team player, cooperative, easily gains support of peers, encourages collaboration




·  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


Job Requisition ID:  213852

Location:  Singapore

Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)

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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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