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Scientist Microbiology and Virology

North York - Ontario - Canada - Life Sciences & Health Care - Pharmaceutical - Project Management & Services - Academic Bachelor

Our client is seeking a dedicated  Scientist Microbiology and Virology to join their reputable pharmaceutical company in Toronto, Ontario. They are offering a competitive compensation package, a collaborative work environment and an excellent work/life balance. Apply now if you are interested in this exciting and challenging full-time position.

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Diana Grodowski, Account manager

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Job description


Our client is seeking a dedicated a Scientist with a PhD in Microbiology and Virology to perform the following:

  • Support specific licensed product/process through the scientific and technical continuous improvement of the existing manufacturing process and support production on a daily basis to reach industrial excellence;
  • Ensure robustness and continuous improvement of manufacturing processes;
  • Strengthen process and product knowledge through trending analysis, process criticality analysis, presence at the shop floor and technical assistance to current manufacturing processes. Stay abreast of current advances in area of technical expertise;
  • Drive or support troubleshooting/investigation related to his/her products/process. Support manufacturing for complex issues, product impact assessment, root cause analysis;
  • Contribute to strategy related to specific project, process validation, scientific and technological assessment and inspection readiness. Drive or support the implementation of actions plans;
  • Share knowledge and area of expertise to support business. Lead or participate on Project Teams, as MTech representative. Interface with other MTech areas and other departments (e.g. Bulk Manufacturing teams, QO Validation, QO Shop Floor, QC, GEM, R&D, RA) for assistance;
  • Contribute to maintain compliance with all cGMP regulatory standards and Sanofi Pasteur policies and procedures. Contribute to quality improvements and participate in inspection and regulatory responses;
  • Applies scientific expertise to select appropriate assays for the characterization and quality control of vaccines and other products to support the manufacturing processes;
  • Develops test methods for use as release, stability, and/or characterization assays for new vaccine products.  Test method development encompasses literature search, feasibility assessment, assay optimization, and validation;
  • Implements and maintains GxP compliant laboratories, instruments and testing programs where required.  Keeps abreast of relevant quality, regulatory, and GxP environments;
  • Fulfill the GLP Principal Investigator/Responsible Scientist /Study Director responsibility, as required;
  • Provides scientific leadership for data interpretation, analysis and suitability of test methods;
  • Designs and implements test method transfer protocols to receive and transfer assays to/from external and internal laboratories. 
  • Keeps abreast of relevant technology development and introduce new technologies into the Platform;
  • Supervises and monitors compliance with employment and health & safety legislation to ensure that employees work within the policies, procedures and regulations.  






About you

Our client is seeking a Scientist Microbiology and Virology with the following Education and experience: 

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Virology, Biochemistry or Immunology (as appropriate) with a minimum of 2-4 years relevant experience preferred or MS Degree with a minimum of 4-6 years relevant work experience;  
  • Specific experience in the development of new biochemical and immunochemical characterization methods for biomolecules/vaccines.;
  • Familiar with a broad range of analytical instrumentation;
  • Experience in maintaining laboratories and equipment in cGMP and/or GLP compliance. Familiarity with testing in compliance with current regulations is preferred;
  • Proven supervisory/leadership, verbal and written communication, organizational and team skills are required.



What we offer

Brunel Life Sciences provides global staffing, recruitment, and contracting solutions for Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Healthcare organizations. Brunel Life Sciences plays a vital part of the Brunel International Group, with over 100 offices in 40 countries and approximately 13,000 employees around the globe.

About us

Our client is an innovative multinational pharmaceutical company. They are creators of breakthrough treatments and healthier alternatives to improve the quality of life for people, animals and communities.


  • Vacancy number: PUB151530
  • Location: North York
  • Market: Life Sciences & Health Care
  • hours per week: 35.0
  • Branche: Pharmaceutical
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Closing date: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Diana Grodowski

Account manager Brunel Canada Toronto

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