Work In Tech

Find your next role at Canada's fastest-growing tech companies

Process Development Scientist, Biologics



Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Process Development Scientist, Biologics

Dartmouth, NS, Canada Req #1538
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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 Process Development Scientist, Biologics. This is a permanent, full-time position located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Collaborate in a fast-paced CDMO developing commercial processes to produce innovative biologics, in particular nucleic acids.
  • Carrying out literature searches and summaries as appropriate; designing new experimental approaches and preparing research plans.
  • Performing and documenting experiments thoroughly in the areas of fermentation, chromatographic purification, and other bioprocessing steps at lab scale.
  • Participating in the scale-up and tech transfer from laboratory to the pilot plant or manufacturing scale as an active member of the project team.
  • Preparing and presenting technical summaries of experiments for internal and external client stakeholders, including tech. transfer and preparation of reports.
  • Work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Assisting in writing or reviewing work instructions, Batch Production Records, SOPs and other protocols, and scientific progress reports.
  • Provide technical input in the evaluation of client project proposals to determine feasibility.
  • Training and supervising of research assistants or summer students if needed.
  • Following the company’s quality and safety standards (quality management system procedures and safety practices for the laboratory and manufacturing facilities).
  • Additional duties assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisor’s request.

The successful candidate for this position should have:

  • MSc degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or closely related fields. PhD degree is an asset.
  • Experience with enzymatic reactions, pDNA, or mRNA production and purification processes is an asset.
  • Knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology techniques related to synthetic biology (design of genetic constructs, primer design, PCR, microbial transformation, gene editing, cloning and production of recombinant proteins etc.) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Design of experiments (DoE) is an asset.

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

Closing Date: June 14, 2024

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.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary