Job Details

Research Associate

Research Associate
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

Evonik Canada Inc.

not disclosed
British Columbia
Date Posted
02/10/2018 - 09:15
Closing Date
12/10/2018 - 09:15
Job Description

Evonik Industries, its Burnaby, B.C. site, specializes in parenteral formulation development and manufacturing process design and implementation at small, intermediate, and large/commercial scales. This enables manufacturing of complex lipid-based formulations of therapeutic agents for preclinical and clinical testing in its state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facilities and transfer of drug product manufacturing to commercial facilities. Core manufacturing technologies include liposome extrusion, micro-mixing, tangential flow filtration (TFF) and sterile filtration with availability of small to large-scale equipment.

The site currently has an opening for a Research Associate – Process Development position, responsible for the development and scale-up manufacturing of complex nanoparticle-based drug formulations and technology transfer to GMP production.   

Education & Qualifications: 
  • BSc or MSc degree Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Engineering or related field with a minimum of 3 years of work experience e related to formulation development, process development, manufacturing or a related relevant field (industry experience  preferred)
  • Experience with general laboratory instrumentation and techniques including aseptic methods;
  • Understanding of experimental design;
  • Mechanically inclined; adept at troubleshooting electrical and plumbing issues of manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Work involves some heavy lifting (u to 50kg) and maneuver large heavy equipment on wheels;
  • Basic knowledge of GMP and CMC regulatory requirements;
  • Must possess strong problem solving, organizational and documentation skills with a focus on details and results;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • The candidate should be self-motivated and possess good interpersonal, collaborative , and communication skills. 
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Develop, scale up and evaluate manufacturing processes at the 100mL to 100L scale;
  • Perform quantitative analyses on formulations and processes;
  • Serve as a key representative on multidisciplinary project teams to help define process and equipment requirements;
  • Transfer manufacturing processes from R&D to Process Development and from Process Development to GMP production;
  • Support all aspects of the manufacture of Test Articles for use in GLP toxicology studies as well as Drug Products prepared in the GMP suite;
  • Closely work with the in-house Research, Analytical and GMP manufacturing groups;
  • Perform equipment DQ/IQ/OQ/PQ;
  • Prepare process equipment and buffer solutions (including large volumes);
  • Prepare manufacturing batch records, SOP’s, technical reports and data summaries.
  • Effectively communicate in oral and/or written form to internal and external audiences.
  • Prepare, review and update laboratory procedures as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
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