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Senior Process Development Scientist, Chemistry

Vancouver, Canada

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Are you looking for a way to have a broad and immediate impact on the scientific community? Want to work for an international, fast-paced, growing company that supports the advancement of health sciences research globally?

STEMCELL offers exciting, meaningful careers for graduates with advanced scientific training who wish to continue with a research-based career, or those who are looking to support science away from the lab bench, with opportunities for development and diverse career trajectories.

In addition to the theoretical and technical expertise developed through rigorous graduate training, we love the passion and tenacity that we see in our PhD-level employees. We look for graduates with advanced problem solving skills, the ability to troubleshoot and navigate tough questions. Other skills developed by PhDs such as mentoring colleagues and presenting complex ideas verbally and in writing are essential to succeed in science, in any setting.

Our employees share a passion for science and its ability to make a difference in the world, and we thrive in a community of like-minded, driven, interesting individuals, each of whom brings their unique expertise and experiences to the table

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Values

  • Innovation
  • Responsiveness
  • Quality
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity

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What do you need to be a successful Scientist at STEMCELL Technologies?  Here are the top traits we are looking for.

  • Ambitious
  • Collaborative
  • Inventive
  • Leadership
  • Results Driven
  • Problem Solver

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Responsibilities

Job ID R0004898 Date posted 12/13/2022

Job Description Summary

Do you enjoy designing scientific strategies to solve complex technical problems? Are you looking to be part of a passionate, highly collaborative, and multidisciplinary team? As a Senior Process Development Scientist, you will work at the cutting edge of nanotechnology and engineering to lead the scale up of clinical nanoparticles products and drive the product life cycle. You'll design and execute scientific studies on STEMCELL products using a quality risk management approach, while collaborating with key stakeholders to maintain and improve STEMCELL's new and existing nanoparticles processes and products in a regulated environment. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage your chemistry and/or materials science expertise to define the future of STEMCELL’s nanoparticles products and support the advancement of life sciences research!

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, optimization and scale up of validatable processes with robust process control strategies in collaboration with other team members

  • Develop risk management strategies and execute appropriate risk mitigation activities

  • Provide technical oversight and support drafting and review of experimental designs, development reports, study protocols, manufacturing master batch records and technology transfer documents, in accordance with good manufacturing practice (GMP) standards

  • Nurture collaborations with cross-functional stakeholders to determine critical quality attributes and critical process parameters based on product’s intended use and user requirements

  • Scale up production and support maintenance of existing nanoparticle products and processes, and enable technology transfer to higher compliance products based on science driven product knowledge

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree with at least 5 years relevant industry experience or Master's degree with minimum 8 years relevant industry experience in chemistry, nanotechnology, engineering, or a related field

  • Experience working on chemical, active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), and/or nanomaterial process scale up, and leading process or product development projects

  • Experience in design of experiments, data interpretation, statistical approaches, and Quality by Design (QbD)

  • Strong understanding of GMP product and process maintenance and project risk management (i.e. gap analysis, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)) is a significant asset

  • People leadership experience is strongly desired

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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 meaningful career development opportunities.

STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact. 

As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.

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