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Quality Control Specialist, Operations

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0000499 Date posted 02/23/2018

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.

Job Description Summary

This position has the responsibility to assist in the maintenance of STEMCELL Technologies’ Quality Management System (QMS) and compliance to applicable regulations. The position will be responsible for the management of samples tested at STEMCELL Technologies as well as externally. The position provides the opportunity to exercise independent judgement in evaluating complex problems and applying current methodologies and best practices to resolve identified issues.

Job Description


  • Assists in maintaining corporate-wide Quality Management System (QMS) required for the management of samples being tested in the QC department and externally

  • Responsible for ensuring samples that are to be tested externally are appropriately documented and the paperwork completed

  • Participate in the development and improvement of Quality Control documents.

  • Generate and review of certificate of analysis, batch records and other related documentation required for product release.

  • Apply good documentation practices to all document review.

  • Perform Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) transactions related to product hold or release.

  • Assist in the maintenance of the VISUAL database to ensure data accuracy.

  • Edit and write Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Generate and review Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

  • Support the Quality Operations team in day-to-day activities.


  • Bachelor's degree or Technical Diploma in relevant field.

  • Proven ability to coordinate and execute responsibilities relating to Quality Control; is an asset

  • Excellent technical report writing and strong ability to understand and analyze technical documents, processes, regulations, industry standards, procedures and processes;

  • Excellent communication skills both one on one and in a group setting;

  • Aptitude for learning and working with various electronic/technology platforms;

  • Highly organized and detail orientated; ability to question and not always be satisfied with the status quo;

  • Willingness to learn and assume the responsibilities;

  • Good interpersonal skills;

  • Self-motivated and independent work ethic;

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

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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