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Senior Quality Control Analyst, Analytical Chemistry

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0003464 Date posted 09/09/2021

Job Description Summary

The Senior QC Analyst will perform and plan the day to day operations related to analytical testing of raw materials, in-process and finished products in QC Analytics group to ensure that products meet STEMCELL’s Quality Standards. The Senior QC Analyst will participate in analytical method development, troubleshooting and validation, assisting with the creation of creating analytical methods and procedures, and all other activities as required. The Senior QC Analyst may provide technical expertise and knowledge to other departments and assist in investigations and other product-related problems.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform QC analytical tests for raw materials, in-process and finished goods according to approved QC procedures, including data analysis and report preparation.

  • Perform second analyst data review to ensure accuracy of data reported.

  • Operate and maintain specialized lab equipment as required (e.g. pH, Osmometer, HPLC, IR, etc.).

  • Participate in laboratory cleaning and maintenance. 

  • Create and maintain various documents including SOPs, test methods, specifications, protocols and reports to support the Quality Management System according to STEMCELL compliance requirements (regulated and non-regulated) and customer needs.

  • Participate in Out-of-Specification (OOS) investigations and NCRs.

  • Participate in method development, troubleshooting and validation (as required) and QC technology transfer.

  • Perform non-routine analysis and testing pertaining to method troubleshooting, product investigations, customer complaint investigations, support of process development and research.

  • Participate in projects within QC and across departments as required.

  • Communicate efficiently with coworkers and promote a safe and cooperative working environment. 

Skills & Qualifications

  • BSc or MSc degree (preferably chemistry) with minimum 2 - 4 years of laboratory experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry or equivalent.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Effective planning and organizational skills with the ability to effectively multi-task and deal with changing priorities on daily basis.

  • Assets: GMP experience, familiarity with HPLC and Empower Software, Gel Electrophoresis or other methods used in protein testing.


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.

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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