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Scientist I

Date: May 9, 2019

Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania, US, 19380

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.  Join us on our journey of growth!


Research & Development

Job Description

This position requires the knowledge, experience, and skills to support cell-based assay development, ELISA development and sample testing of biologics within the Analytical Sciences, Bioassays and Biosciences Group.  Specific areas of focus are: method development, method qualification, SOP and work instruction authorship and review, in-process and development support, sample testing. Strong knowledge and background with a variety of biological in-vitro systems is required (cell migration, proliferation, cell signaling, differentiation, transporters). Experience with cell transfection, including difficult to transfect cell lines, flow cytometry, antibody effector function assessment and western blot is desirable.


The ability to solve problems and manage multiple activities is a must.  Other areas of support will be needed for conducting lab investigations in area of expertise, regulatory filing support, and the ability to oversee external work occurring at CRO. Work will include assay design, troubleshooting, data evaluation, project planning and timelines and coordinating studies with other technical groups.  Presentation of experimental outcomes to coworkers or management is expected. The position will promote a culture of quality, compliance and continuous improvement.

Complete understanding and wide application of scientific/technical principles, theories and concepts in the field. Has acquired some knowledge of key principles in other related disciplines -- Provides scientific/technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives -- Works under broad direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives -- Contributes to completion of specific programs and projects. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience -- Frequent internal and external contacts in providing solutions to complex scientific/technical issues associated with specific projects


  • Design and establish cell-based methods to support lot release testing and process development sample testing. This work may require the ability to identify/ create appropriate functional cell line.
  • Support Sample testing
  • Mentor and train  junior staff
  • Support product method qualification and method transfers as applicable.
  • Identify, write, revise, manage and implement standard operating procedures, work instructions, standard practices, protocols and reports.
  • Drafts sections of INDs and BLAs as applicable.
  • Develop strategy and approach for special studies as applicable.
  • Support QC lab investigations and troubleshooting. 
  • Lead and/or participate method validation/transfer for the developed assays to QC or third parties
  • Evaluate new and emerging analytical technologies

Sub Function

Drug Analysis and Formulation

Reports To

Principal Scientist

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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