Process Development Associate
Job Description SummaryDo you enjoy using your analytical skills and biotechnology training to creatively solve technical problems? Join our Process Development Biologics Team at STEMCELL Technologies, a global biotechnology company, working alongside experienced Engineers, Associates, and Scientists who collaborate closely on delivering robust, cost efficient, and innovative microbial manufacturing processes for biologics. As an Associate Scientist, you’ll work in a dynamic team environment across an exciting portfolio of new and innovative projects, with the emphasis on maintaining a strong learning and growth mindset. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage existing knowledge to enable the development of recombinant protein downstream purification processes for cutting edge biologics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute to downstream process development, scale-up, and tech transfer of biologics products and processes for batch purification and other related operations
Implement scalable recombinant protein purification processes from microbial cell culture to meet project timelines
Contribute technically in cross-functional projects and non-conformance investigations
Analyse data and perform calculations independently, identify abnormal or unexpected trends, and present experimental results at data meetings to clearly communicate conclusions and future plans
Author laboratory notebook records, process descriptions and flow charts, process development reports, and other documentation as needed
Knowledge and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or a related scientific field with a strong understanding of recombinant protein expression and purification
Minimum one year of hands-on experience using Akta/Unicorn systems for fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC) of recombinant proteins
Hands-on experience with development and scale-up of microbial cell growth and lysis methods is a desirable skill
Good problem solving skills with a systematic analytical approach
Able to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment
STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.
STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.
As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.
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