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Scientist – (Biopharmaceutical Services)

Testing & Laboratory
050049 Requisition #
SGS Life Science Services mission is to safeguard the quality of medicines by providing professional and independent services in Clinical Research, Analytical development, Biologics Characterization, Biosafety and Quality Control Testing of pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and medical devices – thereby creating a value for our clients, patients and shareholders worldwide. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the Life Sciences Group has been a division of SGS Canada for more than twenty-five years.
Primary Responsibilities:

The scientist position is responsible for method development, validation and transfer of methods used in testing of biopharmaceutical products or raw materials.

Responsible for complex decision making and re-evaluation, optimization and troubleshooting of methodologies as required by clients.

Responsible for providing guidance to and overseeing analysts within the Analytical Operations regarding the performance of their activities related to department.

Responsible for leading technical discussions with clients and managing small to mid-sized projects to ensure completion in a timely manner to the satisfaction of both SGS and client management.


Specific Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical support and feedback to clients and other SGS groups.
    • Liaise with clients to establish project timelines and with SGS management to assess resource requirements.
    • Perform the development and validation of analytical testing procedures for  drug substances and drug products
    • Write protocols, drafts methods and technical reports.
    • Executes experiments, following the company’s Standard Operating Procedures, Deviations and Change Control programs and cGMP guidelines.
    • Keep all records and lab notebooks in good order. Analyze testing data, enter the testing results into the company’s electronic system for a certificate of analysis and prepare reports, if required, in timely manner.
    • Write and Review technical data, documents, SOPs and proposals as required.
    • Coordinate method transfers between clients, the Research and Development group, and the RM/Finished Products departments
    • Assist in the failure investigations within other SGS groups and design investigation protocols and suggest corrective actions.
    • In case of a testing failure, immediately report to the Department Head or the designee before proceeding further with the test, lead/assist failure investigations to identify the cause of failure and prepare a deviation report and/or Corrective Preventative Actions (CAPA) if it is appropriate.
    • Ensure that work order documentation is complete in every respect and all results are entered into the Electronic Laboratory Information System or client’s Certificate of Analysis before submission to the QA reviewer.
    • Participate in training sessions in the proposal, investigation and introduction of new technologies and services for SGS
    • Ensure that equipment is maintained properly.  Also perform calibrations and qualifications as required.
    • Keep the work area clean and organized; immediately clean up spills, dispose of waste according to laboratory procedures and place used glassware in designated locations for cleaning. 
    • Oversee, train, mentor and guide Analysts/Scientists in their work
    • Participate in departmental or company-wide projects designed to improve the internal efficiency and overall quality of work performed at the laboratory.
    • Perform other assigned lab duties as requested.



  • Education: BSc or MSc/PhD
  • Experience: 5+ years with demonstrated ability to complete more complex role/duties
  • Strong Preference to candidates with industrial GMP experience.  
  •  Hand/Eye coordination, ability to stand out, think outside the box.
  • Experience with Electrophoresis (Capillary, SDS, Western), Chromatography (HPLC,UPLC) and/or experience with Cell Culture,  Bioassays, Enzyme assays or ELISA. 
  • Able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner.
  • Must be 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.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with others & independently.
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Extended hours and shift work may be required from time to time.
  • Travel to other SGS locations or client location may be required from time to time or lead a group of individuals at Client’s site.
  • Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.


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 jobs openings must be authorized to work in Canada.








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