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Senior Analyst, QC Micro

AbCellera Biologics

AbCellera Biologics

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023

AbCellera is an energetic, and rapidly growing tech company with an amazing team that searches, decodes, and analyzes natural immune systems to find antibodies that its partners can develop into drugs to prevent and treat disease. Working at the interface of computation, engineering, and biology, AbCellera is rebuilding the front-end process of how drugs are discovered with a discovery platform that integrates modern technologies from engineering, microfluidics, single-cell analysis, high-throughput genomics, machine learning, and hyper-scale data science. With over 600 AbCellerites and growing, we’re expanding our capabilities to include Process Development and Clinical Manufacturing of antibodies to bring therapies from idea to patients, faster.

As a part of our newly created CMC organization, you will support our new process development platform from the ground up, all while leveraging cutting-edge technologies. You will be part of a team with an audacious goal: to go from discovery to fill-finish in a year.

This role will support Technical Operations and provide quality control microbiology support for all the functional areas including process development, facilities & engineering, formulation development, MSAT and manufacturing teams. The position will include assisting other teams to help develop and stand up a GMP facility, including process design, method verification, contamination control strategy, risk analysis, facility and utilities qualification and SOP writing. An important aspect of this role would be analyzing data while incorporating scientific judgment and support generating technical / regulatory reports.

We’d love to hear from you if

  • You are an innovator and ready to help new approaches to the discovery and development of therapeutics
  • You have a strong desire to support early antibody discovery work by developing ways to improve and speed up the discovery to CMC development to GMP manufacturing paradigm ● You are ready to revolutionize therapeutic development and move at lightning speed to create a legacy in our industry
  • You are an outstanding communicator and teammate
  • You are highly motivated and excited about the opportunity to work with an inspired team on challenging problems that matter

How you might spend your days

  • Providing microbiology expertise to functional areas
  • Supporting product (DS and DP), utilities and process monitoring in GMP manufacturing (integrating practical approaches for method qualification, method validation, verification and method changes)
  • Supporting investigations through root-cause analysis providing SME input
  • Keeping current with new developments in microbiology, quality control, drug development, and regulatory guidance through literature review, conference attendance, and professional activities
  • Providing insight in contamination control strategies and participating in risk assessments for GMP manufacturing facilities
  • Providing support in microbiology method verification and development, process and product aseptic control strategies (sterility assurance), facility and utilities qualification
  • Commissioning of laboratory equipment including qualification, routine calibration and PMs ● Writing work instructions, standard operating procedures, method verification protocols and final quality reports
  • Reviewing and approving microbiology data

Required qualifications and experience

  • M.S and 4+, or BSc. with 5+ years of relevant work experience in GMP Quality Control environment (degree in microbiology, biology, or a related field)
  • Experience with laboratory esystems such as Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), MODA or similar
  • Superb oral and written communication skills, including presentation of microbiology data
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional teams
  • Excellent documentation and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

What we offer

AbCellera’s hiring range for this role is $72,600 - $90,700 CAD annually, commensurate with your education and job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. We base our salary ranges on localized market data ensuring competitive compensation. In addition to base salary, we offer equity, annual bonus dependent on team and company performance, and 6% (non-match) RRSP contribution.

At AbCellera, we have a number of initiatives to support AbCellerites in maximizing their work-life synergy. You will have a $1,500 annual active lifestyle allowance, annual vacation and company-wide office closures (a real value to all!), opportunity for flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities, and comprehensive health benefits. Scientific and technical mentorship is a priority. Abundant team and social groups to build community and connections within AbCellera are a given.

About AbCellera

At AbCellera, we find the next generation of therapeutic antibodies. To succeed, we have created innovative solutions at every step - custom antigen preparation and immunizations, microfluidics, high-throughput imaging, genomics, computation, machine learning and laboratory automation - leaving no stone unturned and revolutionizing how scientists can explore natural antibody diversity and the scale at which they can do it. You’ll join a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of biologists, biochemists, engineers, bioinformaticians, computer scientists and physicists - all working together to bring better therapies to patients. This is life-changing research and you could be a part of it.

We’re a growing company with state-of-the-art discovery tools and the drive to be the best in the industry. This isn’t just about having the best technology. We know we need a world-class team of innovators working together to solve the toughest problems. We look for people with drive and energy. Idealists. People we love and people we trust. This may be unconventional, but it is the key to our success. We’re looking for someone like you to support and organize our efforts along the way.


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