Microbiologist

Vanrx Pharmasystems is at the forefront of introducing groundbreaking robotics and automation into the pharmaceutical sector. The role of Microbiologist is an exciting and diverse opportunity to help drive our successful company’s rapid growth and be a contributing and instrumental member of an experienced Tech Services team.

Our award winning company are seeking a microbiologist to provide technical support of our advanced aseptic processing systems. This position requires routine interaction with our customers at pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities all over the globe. Internally, you will work closely with our Engineering and Operations teams. Our products incorporate robotics, machine vision, motion control, and many sensing and automation technologies – so being excited about technology and having an eagerness towards continuous learning are key for this position.

Vanrx Pharmasystems is a pioneering company making the most technologically advanced sterile filling solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Vanrx aseptic filling machines use robotics, gloveless isolator and machine vision technologies to automate the packaging of injectable drugs into vials, syringes or cartridges.

Vanrx was #1 on the 2018 Deloitte Fast 50 list of the fastest growing technology companies in Canada. The company’s continued growth makes this an exciting time to join our remarkable team.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for QC microbiological aspects of cGMP compliance and testing.
  • Responsible for QC aseptic processing aspects of cGMP compliance and testing related to drug product.
  • Perform microbiological studies to support qualification of isolators, fill finish lines and cleanroom environments.
  • Perform microbiological validations for sterile drug products.
  • Assist drug product personnel in the identification of microbiological root cause analysis and provide technical advice, as needed.
  • Participate in the investigations related to drug product, review of alert and action limit investigations and implement corrective action, as needed.
  • Participate in sterilization process validation activities involving microbiology, as needed.
  • Participate in the investigation of microbiological product OOS results and DNF, as needed.
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical proposals, amendments, reports and memoranda.
  • Contribute toward creating and revising microbiological SOPs.
  • Assist in the review of qualification reports related to drug product.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Demonstrates analytical skills through problem-solving and demonstrates leadership by being approachable.
  • Participates in projects in addition to daily responsibilities.
  • Requires BS/BA in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or related field with 5+ years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries.
  • Experience with sterile manufacturing, pharmaceutical documentation practices and demonstrated leadership skills required.
  • Ability to life up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to maintain integrity and honesty at all times.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate with transparency.
  • Continuously drive to improve processes for improved performance.
  • Ability to interpret data and develop improvement plans.
  • Initiating the development of leadership skills by providing training and guidance to others.
  • Anticipates and plans for change and uses critical thinking skills.

What do we offer you?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive health, dental and life insurance benefits including MSP coverage
  • Three weeks paid vacation from your start date 
  • Flexible work space with every employee having an Apple laptop, you are able to schedule video meetings and attend conferences via video link from remote locations
  • We focus on professional development and personal growth; we have a range of internal and external training opportunities available
  • Innovative and collaborative work environment with a thriving culture

We are always looking for extraordinary and talented individuals to bring new vision, inventive methods and the confidence to progress at Vanrx Pharmasystems. It’s an exciting time to be a part of our growing team, we are constantly thriving by giving our employees the freedom to contribute to making the world a better place.

How to apply

Please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to careers@vanrx.com. No unsolicited recruiters, please.