Job Details

Fermentation Lab Technician

Fermentation Lab Technician
Full Time


not disclosed
Prince Edward Island
Date Posted
12/06/2018 - 13:45
Closing Date
26/06/2018 - 13:45
Job Description

BioVectra Inc. is a leading bio-science business in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, focused on contract manufacturing and product development of active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediates, and bioreagents.

BioVectra Inc. has an opening for a Fermentation Lab Technician. This is a permanent, full-time position located in Charlottetown, PEI.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Operating manual, electronic, pneumatic or computerized equipment to monitor and optimize process quality and efficiency.
  • Carrying out literature searches, designing experiments and preparing research plans.
  • Assisting in development and optimization of fermentation processes for pharmaceutical products.
  • Assisting with the preparation, testing and maintenance of cell banks.
  • Assisting with the development of downstream isolation and purification processes for both small molecule and protein products.
  • Assisting in the process of transferring from laboratory scale to production scale.
  • Performing in-process tests: culture purity testing, culture quantification, Gram-staining, protein quantification and SDS PAGE analysis, etc.
  • Assisting with writing Batch Production Records, cGMP protocols, work instructions and experimental work progress reports.
  • Operating GMP processes at pilot scale and maintaining the process equipment as per GMP guidelines.
  • Calibrating and maintaining laboratory and pilot scale equipment.

The successful candidate for this position should have:

  • College diploma in Biotechnology or a B.Sc. Degree in biochemistry,
  • Industry experience in the fields of fermentation.
  • Excellent attention to detail, good communication skills, and computer skills as needed.
  • Knowledge of aseptic handling techniques, sampling and the analysis of materials obtained during fermentation processes.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts.
  • Ability to lift 22kg.
Other Information: 

BioVectra offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Interested candidates are asked to apply by visiting and choosing the “Apply Now” button below.

Closing Date: June 26, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.