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Associate Scientist, Bioanalytics

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.



1 Year Term


Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking an Associate Scientist, Bioanalytics for a 1 year term position. The successful candidate will have a university degree or technical diploma in Chemistry, biology or another related field of study and have 5 years of directly related experience in a recognized professional or technical/scientific field. In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation. This position is located in Winnipeg, Canada.




  • Develop and qualify/validate analytical or bioanalytical assays using spectroscopic, chromatographic, electrophoretic, immunological, in-vitro bioassay or related novel approaches to support sample analysis for various corporate functions.
  • Perform GMP or GLP compliant testing as required to support product release & stability or nonclinical/ clinical studies.
  • Perform testing as required to support product discovery, proof of concept studies, and candidate selection.
  • Characterize products and impurities to support process/product development, licensure, and product investigations.
  • (AADF) Characterize and/or develop drug product formulations.




  • Perform routine or complex laboratory procedures
  • Be familiar with a wide variety of analytical / scientific methodologies and techniques
  • Seek out new knowledge/literature and apply to research/development, validation and compliance-related activities
  • Document laboratory work consistent with GxP requirements
  • Maintain laboratory records and inventory for supplies and reagents
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on laboratory equipment
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in accordance with standard laboratory practice and procedures
  • Make detailed observations, consistently analyze data and interpret results to make scientifically valid conclusions
  • Work productively with other team members as well as on independent assignments; increased level of independence/productivity compared to Level II
  • Write clear and concise SOPs; adhere to all effective SOPs and safety requirements
  • Contribute to departmental strategy and provide input on lab requirements and improvements
  • Communicate professionally, verbally and in writing, with collaborators and external departments
  • Train and provide assistance to junior staff
  • Identify training opportunities for self and others in the group
  • Use experience and knowledge to identify the root cause of complex problems; use a methodical problem solving process to evaluate or critique many possible solutions
  • Successfully execute development and validation studies on a consistent basis and write  protocols/reports; review and provide feedback on experiment protocols and reports
  • (GLP) Perform sample/specimen testing according to GLP study protocols and analytical plans, review data, address audit observations and contribute to final report preparation
  • (GLP, acting as Group Coordinator) Coordinate testing according to GLP protocols; work with Principal Investigator/Study Director to ensure that testing is performed according to the protocol and GLP SOPs; respond to audit reports and generate Contributing Scientist reports  
  • Independently move projects forward; make strategic decisions about assay development and improvement
  • Solve and clarify problems in collaboration with other departments
  • Execute tasks with a focus on departmental objectives
  • Guide project progression through appropriate decision making
  • Maintain current understanding in areas of expertise; proactively assess and distribute relevant literature within the department
  • Research alternative software or equipment and make persuasive case for including items in budgets
  • Write proposals and/or summary documents for management  that collaborate data from multiple sources
  • Perform tasks effectively with minimal supervision




University degree or technical diploma in chemistry, biology or related field of study.




Minimum of five years directly related experience in a recognized professional or technical/scientific field. Experience in a pharmaceutical cGMP environment is an asset but is not required.




  • Competent in laboratory safety and generally accepted lab practice, including maintaining adequate written laboratory records.
  • Able to communicate and articulate information in both written and verbal forms.
  • Has strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Able to interpret analytical data to support research and development work.
  • Able to transfer ideas into scientifically sound and efficient experimental protocols.
  • Proficient in complex procedures and problem solving.
  • Able to provide training to peers in an effective manner.
  • Strong leadership skills, independence and initiative.
  • Knowledge:   
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutical GLPs and GMPs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory techniques and safety precautions
  • WHMIS and biohazard safety awareness
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidance’s
  • Training in GLP regulations is required prior to participating in a GLP study



  • The physical/mental demands are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual would encounter while performing the essential functions of

    the job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Citizenship/Permanent Resident or Valid Work Permit.

Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Check.


Interested? Please visit Success Factors under the career section to apply today! 


As part of our team, you'll join talented and inspiring colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. We offer highly diverse career opportunities, a supportive culture, competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and an extensive benefits package. Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Salary Range
$53,000.00 - 63,000.00
per Year
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Winnipeg, MB R3T 5Y3, CA