Research Scientist

Scientific Innovation · Richmond, British Columbia
Department Scientific Innovation
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

SUMMARY

Reporting directly to the Director, Scientific Innovation, the Research Scientist is responsible to design and execute experiments and research activities to support the development and launch of new IVD products on-time and on-budget.  You have a track record of success in the development and/or launch of new IVD device products. You have strong planning skill to prioritize tasks and to adapt the changes when necessary.  You have effective problem-solving skill to remove roadblocks and provide technical advice for the team members.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research and understand the role of proposed new products to be added to the bioLytical product portfolio and source important publications
  • Design, perform, and interpret studies to support the development and launch of new IVD products
  • Contribute feasibility findings of new products, including reaching benchmarks for sensitivity, specificity, and stability.
  • Prepare and provide written documentation (research reports, slides, manuscripts) to summarize and communicate results to management and other stakeholders as needed
  • Research and provide input into the intended use and design requirements for new products. Determine and execute improved technologies used by suppliers, potential partners, competitors and customers.
  • Support Design Control activities and assist in the design and documentation for developing products
    • Develop and Test early concept designs
    • Troubleshoot test results and design challenges as required
    • Prepare preliminary design specifications and draft design verification and validation test plans documentation
    • Execute design verification and validation test plans as required
    • Design and execute required stability studies
    • Initiate and maintain design history files during early phases of product development
    • Participate in risk management activities related with the product under development
  • Analyze and summarize data and write reports to assist with regulatory submissions
  • Assist with providing and analyzing data for meta-analysis white papers and publishing of peer review papers
  • Work with Manufacturing team to translate development outputs into procedures, testing methods and quality control release criteria for large scale production.
  • Improve formulations receipt and process in order to extend the stability, shelf life and enhance the performance of products
  • Assist in other Research and Development activities as required
  • Assist with training of laboratory or other related personnel

 

WHAT YOU BRING:

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • PhD or a Master’s degree in a life sciences discipline (preferably biochemistry, microbiology, biology, biotechnology or related science)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a medical device industry environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with GLP, GMP work and ISO 13485
  • Experience with formulations development an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral communication skills, and written communication skills are required
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training
  • Must have strong analytical and technical writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Access, Excel)
  • Results driven, organized and detail-oriented


WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A competitive compensation package
  • Extended health benefits including dental - 100% employer contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid sick days
  • Bonus day off with pay on your birthday every year!
  • Complimentary reserved parking
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from the office and River Rock Hotel
  • Exercise room with a gym and shower facilities
  • Opportunity to work with industry experts who are motivated and passionate about what they do but know how to have some fun
  • A chance to show off your dance moves and singing voice at the company parties and jump in to score a victory or lead the way in our outdoor games at the summer barbeques
  • The opportunity to join an ‘off the charts’ foodie culture in our large kitchen and try out your favourite recipes or enjoy the culinary delights as they hit the share table

Thank You

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  • Location
    Richmond, British Columbia
  • Department
    Scientific Innovation
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced