Job Details

Quality Control Specialist, Operations

Quality Control Specialist, Operations
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

STEMCELL Technologies

not disclosed
Vancouver, BC
British Columbia
Date Posted
13/02/2018 - 06:30
Closing Date
13/03/2018 - 06:30
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.

This position has the responsibility to assist in the maintenance of STEMCELL Technologies’ Quality Management System (QMS) and compliance to applicable regulations. The position will be responsible for the management of samples tested at STEMCELL Technologies as well as externally. The position provides the opportunity to exercise independent judgement in evaluating complex problems and applying current methodologies and best practices to resolve identified issues.

Education & Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's degree or Technical Diploma in relevant field.
  • Proven ability to coordinate and execute responsibilities relating to Quality Control; is an asset
  • Excellent technical report writing and strong ability to understand and analyze technical documents, processes, regulations, industry standards, procedures and processes;
  • Excellent communication skills both one on one and in a group setting;
  • Aptitude for learning and working with various electronic/technology platforms;
  • Highly organized and detail orientated; ability to question and not always be satisfied with the status quo;
  • Willingness to learn and assume the responsibilities;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Self-motivated and independent work ethic;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Assists in maintaining corporate-wide Quality Management System (QMS) required for the management of samples being tested in the QC department and externally
  • Responsible for ensuring samples that are to be tested externally are appropriately documented and the paperwork completed
  • Participate in the development and improvement of Quality Control documents.
  • Generate and review of certificate of analysis, batch records and other related documentation required for product release.
  • Apply good documentation practices to all document review.
  • Perform Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) transactions related to product hold or release.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the VISUAL database to ensure data accuracy.
  • Edit and write Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Generate and review Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • Support the Quality Operations team in day-to-day activities.
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