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Process Development Associate, Chemistry

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0004228 Date posted 05/27/2022

Job Description Summary

Do you enjoy using your analytical mindset and chemistry or materials science knowledge to creatively solve technical problems? Grow your biotechnology career as a Process Development Associate at STEMCELL Technologies, Canada's largest biotechnology company!

As a Process Development Associate in the Chemistry team, you will work collaboratively within the Process Development and cross-functional teams to perform process development activities and support technology transfer of new nanoparticles products from Research and Development (R&D) into Manufacturing. You will work in a dynamic team which deals with multiple competing priorities, steers efficiently through prioritization challenges, and maintains a strong learning and growth mindset. STEMCELL is committed to continuous improvement and innovative scientific research, and in this role you will assist in the development of processes at the frontier of nanoparticle synthesis and bioconjugation to develop safe and scalable multi-step processes for the production of cutting edge nanoparticles products.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with process development, scale-up, production, and tech transfer of new nanoparticles products into pilot and manufacturing scale production

  • Operate laboratory, pilot and production scale equipment such as reactors, pumps, heat exchangers, and filtration systems in the development of nanoparticle synthesis processes and surface functionalization

  • Work closely with Manufacturing teams to implement new product introduction, train personnel, and champion best practices for manufacturing unit operations

  • Produce drafts of project proposals, technical reports, SOPs, and product development documents for review

  • Analyze data and perform calculations independently, identify abnormal or unexpected trends, and present experimental results at data meetings to clearly communicate conclusions and future plan

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in science, engineering, or a related scientific field

  • Experience with nanomaterial characterization techniques (e.g. thermogravimetric analysis, particle sizing, etc.) and design of experiments is highly desired

  • Experience with aseptic processing, as well as operating reactors and tangential flow filtration systems, is considered an asset

  • Good problem solving skills with a systematic analytical approach

  • Able to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment

This role requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per STEMCELL’s vaccination policy, the current recommendations by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time, including any COVID-19 boosters as recommended by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time.

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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 significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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