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Process Development Associate

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0002264 Date posted 11/09/2019

Job Description Summary

The Process Development Department currently has an opening for a Process Development Associate in the Cell Culture Media group. Reporting to a Process Scientist, the Process Development Associate will support optimization of existing Manufacturing processes and investigate non-conformances that have occurred during production. The successful candidate will also have some experience in manufacturing cell culture liquid media and/or demonstrate knowledge of formulation chemistry. The Process Associate will work cooperatively within Process Development and cross-functional teams to design and execute manufacturing process changes and process improvements.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assist in identifying, testing, and implementing new processes and process controls for the manufacture of existing cell culture media products

  • Assess risk of manufacturing process changes to cell culture media products

  • Produce development batches for proof of concept studies

  • Maintain laboratory equipment and inventory for pilot scale operations 

  • Perform root cause investigations and assist in the execution of corrective and preventative actions for non-conformances

  • Prepare project proposals and reports, process flow diagrams, production batch records and other documentation

  • Assist in the development, analysis and maintenance of product and raw material categorization databases 

  • Present experimental results at data meetings, clearly communicating conclusions and future plans


  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 3-6 years or Master's degree with minimum of 1-3 years of relevant industrial experience 

  • Good problem solving skills with a systematic analytical approach

  • Knowledge of STEMCELL’s product and process is an asset

  • Exposure to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, or cGMP quality management systems are an asset

  • Understanding of the challenges associated with scale-up and technology transfer is an asset

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present and document clear, precise summaries of scientific data

  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, organized and work well within a team

  • Ability to multi task and prioritize

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.

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