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Senior Manager, Nanoparticle Engineer

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0001008 Date posted 10/18/2018

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

The Senior Manager, Nanoparticle Engineer will lead a team responsible for the design and optimization of new and existing manufacturing processes and will act as a Process Development lead in corporate project teams. A collaborative mindset along with significant experience in process scale-up in a relevant industrial setting is required.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the design, optimization, technology transfer and implementation of manufacturing processes and scale-up manufacture for the production of particles

  • Collaborate with Research & Development and Quality to define critical quality attributes and critical process parameters necessary to set meaningful product specifications

  • Integrate engineering theory with the results of experiments, physical testing and numerical modeling to select well characterized equipment and implement standardized processes

  • Review and optimize processes and process controls for existing products to improve process yields and reduce costs while maintaining product quality

  • Communicate effectively with Research and Development, Manufacturing, Analytical Development and Quality to enhance cross-functional collaboration and support successful project execution

  • Work with the Manufacturing team to streamline new process implementation, including documentation, training and technical know-how

  • Oversee root cause investigations and recommend corrective and/or preventative actions for process-related non-conformances

  • Provide strategic input and direction for corporate capital projects

  • Train and mentor junior staff

Qualifications

  • PhD with 8+ years of industrial experience or BSc/MSc Engineering degree with 12+  years of industrial experience

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with chemical synthesis, process scale-up, process improvements and optimization

  • History of working effectively in multidisciplinary teams and delivering complex objectives under aggressive timelines

  • Expertise in experimental design, complex data analysis and interpretation

  • Hands-on experience running lab and pilot scale experiments and equipment

  • Strong understanding of analytical techniques used for particle characterization

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to effectively multi-task and deal with changing priorities

  • Management/supervisory experience

  • Project management experience is an asset

  • Exposure to ISO 13485 quality management system and cGMPs is an asset

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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