Scientist, Process Development, Media
Job Description SummaryDo you enjoy solving complex problems, building relationships with collaborators, and continuously learning in a fast-paced and innovative environment? As a member of the Process Development, Media team you will work alongside experienced Engineers, Associates, and Scientists who collaborate closely on delivering robust, cost efficient, and innovative manufacturing processes for cell separation and media products meeting appropriate ISO 9001 requirements. As a Scientist, Process Development, you’ll contribute to product maintenance and continuity, through investigating non-conformance reports and providing recommendations; support media production, day to day manufacturing troubleshooting and process improvements. You will also interface with corporate support activities and provide your technical expertise, helping to ensure successful project delivery. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage product continuity experience and grow as we establish new workflows for new facilities at STEMCELL.
Please note that this is a 12 month fixed term position, with the opportunity to convert into a permanent role.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical and strategic recommendations to the cross-functional project team in establishing new facilities, provide supervision to team members and oversee development plans for ISO 14001 integrations in risk assessments
Nurture collaborations to deliver non conformance investigation reports on time and ensure all non conformance investigation related activities are documented appropriately
Provide technical support towards Media production services and batch record documentation as required
Provide scientific expertise to the team in preparing project proposals and reports, process flow diagrams, troubleshooting complex datasets, data analysis and visualization
Present experimental results at data meetings, clearly communicating conclusions and future plans
Knowledge and Qualifications
PhD or Master's degree with 4+ years of industry experience or Bachelor's degree with 6+ years of industry experience in Solution Chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or relevant discipline
Prior experience in cell culture and/or cell culture media development is an asset
Prior experience working with Google Suite, Principles of Quality by Design, Product LifeCycle Management (PLM) and SAP interface is highly desired
General knowledge of biological raw materials, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 are desired
Experience in contributing to cross-functional projects is required
STEMCELL Technologies 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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