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Biotech Lab Technician - 1 year contract

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Testing & Laboratory
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045073 Requisition #
Type of employment: One year contract
Business Line: Life Science Services
Reporting to:  Biotech Scientific Leader
Location: Mississauga, ON
 
About SGS:

Make an impact with SGS! With more than 97,000 employees and 2,600 offices and laboratories across the world, SGS is a silent force working hard behind the scenes to deliver quality and integrity to businesses across nine industries. As the world’s leader in providing inspection, verification, testing and certification services, Forbes ranked the SGS Group as one of the world’s top multinationals and one of the world’s most innovative companies. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has also recognized the SGS Group for its sustainability processes. In Canada, SGS employs over 2,000 team members across 70 locations.

 
 
A day in the life of a Biotech Laboratory Technician at SGS Canada:
 
  • Perform equipment and instrument calibrations according to establish procedures.
  • Stage samples and work packages for release into the laboratory for testing
  • Perform basic physicochemical testing such as but not limited to Appearance, pH, Osmolality, Conductivity testing, Extractable volume, Reconstitution time and UV testing.
  • Prepare media, sample, and or reagents as needed.
  • Prepare and standardize Test solutions, Standard solutions and Volumetric solutions.
  • Maintain cell cultures.
  • Maintain clean and stocked workstations ensuring spills are immediately cleaned; hazardous waste disposal according to laboratory procedures, glassware is appropriately handled and lab solutions are replaced.
  • Ensure that work order documentation is complete in every aspect and all results are entered into the electronic Laboratory Information System or the Client’s Certificate of Analysis before submission to the QA reviewer.
  • Lead laboratory and supply maintenance activities, ensuring all scheduled activities are completed and signed off by the manager or designate.
  • Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.

Ideal Candidate:
  • Education: Bachelor of Science
  • Experience: 0-1 Year of demonstrated ability to work within a laboratory setting.
  • Micropipette usage (single/multi/repeater)
  • Visual Acuity to conduct visual inspection for colour, clarity, opalescence, and particulates.
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of protein biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and/or biophysics
  • Technical competency in two or more of the following;
  • Mammalian Cell Culture and Aseptic technique
  • pH, Appearance, Osmolality, Spectrophotometry, Conductivity and others.
  • Able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner.
  • Proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel. PowerPoint & Outlook).
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.
Additional Information:

SGS Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to achieving greater accessibility by providing accommodation for people with disabilities during our hiring process.  Accommodations are available on request for qualified candidates during each stage of the recruitment process.


Please note that candidates applying for Canadian job openings should be authorized to work in Canada.

 

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