Associate Scientist I, Bioanalytics

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ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST, BIOANALYTICS
1 Year Term Position

Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking an Associate Scientist for our Bioanalytics Department. The successful candidate will have a university degree or a technical diploma in chemistry, biology or a related field of study and have a minimum of three years of directly related experience in a recognized professional or technical/scientific field. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutical GLP’s and GMP’s, and laboratory techniques and safety precautions. In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation. This position is located in Winnipeg, Canada.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Develop and qualify/validate analytical or bioanalytical assays using spectroscopic, chromatographic, electrophoretic, immunological, in-vitro bioassay or related novel approaches to support sample analysis for various corporate functions.
Perform GMP or GLP compliant testing as required to support product release & stability or nonclinical/ clinical studies.
Perform testing as required to support product discovery, proof of concept studies, and candidate selection.
Characterize products and impurities to support process/product development, licensure, and product investigations.
(AADF) Characterize and/or develop drug product formulations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform routine or complex laboratory procedures
Be familiar with a wide variety of analytical / scientific methodologies and techniques
Seek out new knowledge/literature and apply to research/development, validation and compliance-related activities
Document laboratory work consistent with GxP requirements
Maintain laboratory records and inventory for supplies and reagents
Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on laboratory equipment
Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in accordance with standard laboratory practice and procedures
Make detailed observations, consistently analyze data and interpret results to make scientifically valid conclusions
Work productively with other team members as well as on independent assignments; increased level of independence/productivity compared to Level II
Write clear and concise SOPs; adhere to all effective SOPs and safety requirements
Contribute to departmental strategy and provide input on lab requirements and improvements
Communicate professionally, verbally and in writing, with collaborators and external departments
Train and provide assistance to junior staff
Identify training opportunities for self and others in the group
Use experience and knowledge to identify the root cause of complex problems; use a methodical problem solving process to evaluate or critique many possible solutions
Successfully execute development and validation studies on a consistent basis and write protocols/reports; review and provide feedback on experiment protocols and reports
(GLP) Perform sample/specimen testing according to GLP study protocols and analytical plans, review data, address audit observations and contribute to final report preparation
(GLP, acting as Group Coordinator) Coordinate testing according to GLP protocols; work with Principal Investigator/Study Director to ensure that testing is performed according to the protocol and GLP SOPs; respond to audit reports and generate Contributing Scientist reports

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
University degree or technical diploma in chemistry, biology or related field of study.
Minimum of three years directly related experience in a recognized professional or technical/scientific field. Experience in a pharmaceutical cGMP environment is an asset, but is not required.
Proficient in Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutical GLPs and GMPs
Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory techniques and safety precautions
WHMIS and biohazard safety awareness
Knowledge of regulatory guidelines
Training in GLP regulations is required prior to participating in a GLP study

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical/mental demands are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual would encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

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