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Quality Control Analyst, Microbiology

Quality Control Analyst, Microbiology
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

STEMCELL Technologies

not disclosed
British Columbia
Date Posted
02/11/2018 - 07:15
Closing Date
02/12/2018 - 07:15
Job Description

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. 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.

The Quality Control Analyst, Microbiology will conduct microbiological analysis of raw material, in-process, and finished products, Environmental monitoring of controlled areas in compliance with STEMCELL's quality management system, GMP and GLP standards. The QC Analyst is also responsible for writing and reviewing deviations as needed, validation and verification of new methods, laboratory maintenance and assisting in resolution of non-conformances.

Education & Qualifications: 
  • Minimum BSc degree in Microbiology, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3-5 years lab-based work experience. (co-op work experience is applicable)
  • Experience in  GMP environment  and Quality Control laboratory performing sterility, endotoxin and environmental monitoring. (an asset)
  • Working knowledge of USP test methods in microbiology an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability in writing protocols and reports ( an asset).
  • Excellent aseptic technique.
  • Excellent attention-to-detail and record-keeping skills.
  • Demonstrate initiative and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team setting.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Microbiological analysis of  raw materials, in-process, and finished products according to standard operating procedures. The testing includes sterility, endotoxin, bioburden, and mycoplasma.
  • Environmental monitoring of controlled manufacturing and laboratory areas including ; data trending.
  • Sampling and analysis of purified water system for bioburden and endotoxin including data trending.
  • Participate in non-routine testing as may be required (Bubble Test, conductivity, TOC).
  • With minimal supervision able to qualify and execute test methods according to regulatory guidelines.
  • Preparation, completion and review of  QC testing data and records., 
  • Operation, cleaning and maintenance of microbiology laboratory, including equipment.
  • Purchasing and inventory management of laboratory supplies.
  • Liaise with external parties such as contract laboratories and vendors, as instructed.
  • Write and review protocols, reports and standard operating procedures
  • Participate in method development and validation, as required.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment when encountering atypical situations and out-of-specification results, participate in non-conformity investigations.
  • Participate in multi-department teams to resolve problems, increase efficiencies  and improve processes
  • Communicate with supervisors and co-workers to achieve departmental objectives and promote a safe and supportive working environment
  • May be designated as trainer for new analysts in applicable standard operating procedures.
  • Occasional weeknight or weekend work may be required
Other Information: 

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 significant career development opportunities. If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding position, please apply online at