Job Details

Quality Control Assistant

Quality Control Assistant
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

IMV Inc.

not disclosed
Nova Scotia
Date Posted
04/07/2018 - 08:15
Closing Date
04/08/2018 - 08:15
Job Description

Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Entry Level Full-time - Permanent

Reporting to the Manager, Quality Control, The Quality Control Assistant will support chemical analysis and characterization of raw materials, drug candidates, and packaging materials, as well as structure elucidation of impurities and degradation products. They will also assist with analytical method development, qualification and transfer activities to support the Quality Control department at IMV.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

What you'll do

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform routine analysis using established SOPs (HPLC content assays, Karl Fisher titration, viscosity, pH and other analytical test methods).
  • Provide support to other chemists in performing analysis.
  • Ensure that laboratory records are completed in a timely manner and according to good documentation practices.
  • Report to supervisor any out of specification results, non-conformances, or deviations.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy workplace and cleaning duties as required.
  • Perform basic calibration and maintenance of analytical instruments.
  • Assist with method development, qualification and method transfer activities.
  • Perform other assigned duties as requested.
  • What you'll needQualifications
  • Advance diploma or BSc degree in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or related field
  • 1-3 years experience in a similar role

Aditional Qualifications:

  • Proficienct in analytical instrumentation (pH meter, viscometer, Karl Fisher apparatus, HPLC)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications(Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Proficent in ChemStation computer software
  • Ability to work independently, in small groups, and in team environments
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to adjust to changing work plans, schedules, and deadlines
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Health Canada/FDA/EU regulations, including GMPs would be considered an asset.
  • We're looking for: Core Skills Biochemistry Problem Solving Communication Skills Chemstation Microsoft Office Analytical Quality Control Support
Other Information: 

A little bit about us

IMV Inc., formerly Immunovaccine, is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to making immunotherapy more effective, more broadly applicable, and more widely available to people facing cancer and other serious diseases. IMV is pioneering a new class of immunotherapies based on the Company's proprietary drug delivery platform. This patented technology leverages a novel mechanism of action that enables the reprogramming of immune cells in vivo,which are aimed at generating powerful new synthetic therapeutic capabilities. IMV's lead candidate, DPX-Survivac, is a T cell activating immunotherapy that combines the utility of the platform with a target: survivin. IMV is currently conducting three Phase 2 studies with Incyte and Merck assessing DPX-Survivac as a combination therapy in ovarian cancer and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Connect at

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Salary and Benefits:

This will be a salaried position. Please indicate on your application your desired salary for this role.

*We appreciate your application but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We reserve the right to request interview candidates to complete skill/ behavior based assessments as part of the interview process.

*Applications will be accepted until July 13 with an anticipated start date in August.

** The successful candidate will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check before their start date.

Work environment:

This Position will be located in Dartmouth, NS

Valuable Work

We aim high with our mission, so we expect high performance from our people. Whether you are evaluating T cell responses, coordinating clinical operations with our partners, or working with our investor base, we depend on you to help realize the full value of our organization. In turn, we value you, and what you can bring to our Company. We support you in enjoying life fully while working towards your professional goals. Above all, we cultivate the camaraderie that is the hallmark of our corporate culture.

Happy Employees Produce Strong Results.