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2022 PhD & Post Doc - Assistant Director, In Vitro Biology (GPCRs)


As a global company with operations across Asia, Europe, and North America, WuXi AppTec provides a broad portfolio of R&D and manufacturing services that enable global pharmaceutical and healthcare industry to advance discoveries and deliver groundbreaking treatments to patients. Through its unique business models, WuXi AppTec’s integrated, end-to-end services include chemistry drug CRDMO (Contract Research, Development and Manufacturing Organization), biology discovery, preclinical testing and clinical research services, cell and gene therapies CTDMO (Contract Testing, Development and Manufacturing Organization), helping customers improve the productivity of advancing healthcare products through cost-effective and efficient solutions.
Discovery Biology Unit (DBU) provides validated discovery assays, including in vitro assays (HTS, SAR screening support, compound selectivity and early safety profiling, and cancer cell panel profiling) and in vivo disease models in cardiovascular, CNS, respiratory, metabolic and infectious diseases. Founded in 2008, we have multiple function teams of ~500 scientists, including 11% PhD, 55% MSc, and led by 12 seasoned scientific leaders with an average of 15 years of R&D experience in the US, Canada, and UK. Learn more about DBU here.
Job Location: Shanghai, China


  • Conduct and manage in vitro receptors (GPCRs, NHR), transporters, enzymes and related assays and compound profiling for drug discovery programs,
  • Independently lead and manage multiple projects; train junior scientists
  • Interpret data as well as preparing study reports, communicating with clients
  • Play a key role as biologist in drug R&D programs involving R&D proposal and execution


  • PhD degree in vitro hands-on laboratory experiences in biochemistry, cell biology molecular biology and/or pharmacology; oversea/industry experience is preferred.
  • Expert in receptors (GPCRs, NHRs), transporters or enzyme assays. Experiences in pharmaceutical settings and/or metabolic diseases R&D are a plus.
  • Sufficient knowledge and mastering of advanced instrumentation
  • Ability to manage/lead a small project team 
  • Excellent multi-tasking, organizational, and communication skills
  • Good oral/written communication English skills