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Technical Writer - 18 Month Contract

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Testing & Laboratory
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051570 Requisition #
Technical Writer

Type of employment: 18 month contract

Business Line: Life Science Services
Reporting to: Department Head or Assigned Manager
Location: Mississauga, ON
 

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 technical writer position is responsible for writing methods, protocols, reports, SOPs and evaluating compendia procedures as it impacts the pharmaceutical products or raw materials.


The technical writer will support the scientists to prepare the documentation as required by clients, including follow up of change controls, maintaining the templates for laboratory documents. 

In addition to the responsible for periodic review of the compendia changes and providing evaluation as it impacts the groups within Biopharmaceutical Services.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Working with laboratory personnel, write or review protocols for method development, feasibility, transfer, verification and validation projects
  • Working with laboratory personnel, write or review reports for method development, feasibility, transfer verification and validation projects.
  • Working with laboratory personnel, write or review client methods for routine sample analysis as needed.
  • Ensure timely review of compendia updates, such as USP, EP, JP
  • Document and communicate the compendia changes to impacted departments.
  • Maintains the R&D templates for various lab documents.
  • Ensure documentation is controlled and follows SGS procedures
  • Participate in departmental or company-wide projects designed to improve the internal efficiency and overall quality of work performed at the laboratory.
  • May perform other responsibilities as assigned.  
 Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biotechnology/Chemistry or a related science degree and two or more years related pharmaceutical experience.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly in English and have solid communication skills including grammar and composition.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with others & independently.
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of another language is an asset.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cGMP regulations.
  • Proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Ensure full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct Policies.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biotechnology/Chemistry or a related science degree and two or more years related pharmaceutical experience.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly in English and have solid communication skills including grammar and composition.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with others & independently.
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of another language is an asset.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cGMP regulations.
  • Proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Ensure full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct Policies.
  • Hand/Eye coordination, ability to stand out, think outside the box.
  • 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.
  • 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 job openings should be authorized to work in Canada.

 

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