Senior Manager, Nanoparticle Engineer
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.
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
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
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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