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Process Development Senior Scientist , Biologics

BioVectra

BioVectra

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Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2023

Process Development Senior Scientist , Biologics

Charlottetown, PE, Canada Req #1392
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

BIOVECTRA Inc. is a leading bio-science business in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, focused on contract manufacturing and product development of active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediates, and bioreagents.

BIOVECTRA Inc. has an opening for a Process Development Senior Scientist Biologics. This is a full-time permanent position located in Charlottetown, PEI.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing guidance and oversight to a team of employees. Responsible for basic Human Resources services for the team including payroll, review, and approval of vacation requests, providing employee feedback and evaluation where needed, and ensuring employees are in compliance with workplace rules.
  • Developing methods and transferring of known processes from clients for various organisms in fermenters.
  • Designing experimental approaches, process characterization, scale up and technology transfer to GMP manufacturing.
  • Carrying out literature searches as appropriate to currently known methods, designing new approaches as required, and preparing research plans.
  • Developing and optimizing the fermentation processes for pharmaceutical products.
  • Developing downstream isolation and purification processes for both small molecule and protein products.
  • Managing Tech transfer from laboratory scale to production scale.
  • Participating in identifying problems in pilot and commercial fermentation runs as required and troubleshooting by designing scale-down models and implementing process improvements.
  • Interpreting associated analytical results and knowledge and use of current techniques to characterize the uniformity of the culture and the quality of the resulting product (Gram staining, PCV, HPLC,SDS-PAGE, etc.).
  • Assisting the departmental manager, ensuring the workplace is clean and equipment is well maintained.
  • Training and supervising research assistants or summer students if needed.
  • Adhering to BIOVECTRA’s Health and Safety Policy as outlined in CP0010 Occupational Health and Safety Policy, Statements of Principle, and Responsibilities.
  • Additional duties assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisor’s request.

The successful candidate for this position should have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology or Biochemistry.
  • Masters or Ph. D in Microbiology or Biochemistry is considered an asset.
  • Four years of relevant experience with large scale fermentation experience and downstream processing in a cGMP environment is preferred.
  • Experience in microbial fermentation or protein purification and protein chemistry.
  • Experience in bio-statistical methods such as DoE, evaluation of significance & variability, process modeling and use of bio-stats software such as Design Expert or JMP would be a considerable asset.

Entry: $75,000 Annually, salary experience based.

BIOVECTRA offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Interested candidates are asked to apply by choosing the “Apply Now” button below.

Individual accommodations due to a disability are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, citizenship status, marital status, actual or perceived sexual orientation. BIOVECTRA is committed to creating an inclusive environment and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We value diversity and recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are transferable. Please view this description as a general overview, but not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute and lead in this role, apply! We thank all interested parties; however, only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

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