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Process Development Scientist/Engineer

Turnstone Biologics Inc.

This is a Contract position in Ottawa region, ON posted August 4, 2017.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to help operationalize and drive the strategy, and process development efforts behind a suite of viral and non-viral biotherapeutics. On the heels of a successful Series B financing, Turnstone’s CMC team is expanding to support the development of several parallel candidates towards the clinic. Joining Turnstone at this early phase, will allow you to actively participate in developing a role designed just for you. One that leverages your expertise, while challenging you to develop new skills. As a small team, all of our development is currently contracted to external partners, who have dedicated teams with deep knowledge in their space. You will work with these partners to manage the scientific direction of Turnstone’s platform technology with a scope that is large in it’s complexity, and size. As Turnstone moves to establish in-house development labs, you will have the ability to hire and mentor staff and build processes unique to our business. At Turnstone, you will be immersed in a learning organization, where everyday you are faced with challenges that require a unique solution. Our work is fast-paced, and requires cross-functional interaction at every turn. Regular insights from the clinical team provides for the best motivation, and makes our ‘roll-up your sleeves’ mentality all the more worthwhile.

How do you know if you’re the right fit?

At Turnstone, the science drives decision making, and our drugs are designed with the patient in mind. Like the disease we’re fighting, our platform is complex, and transformative. If you’re a passionate person, and our science excites you – this opportunity may be for you.

The details:

This role is best suited for a scientist/engineer with a Bachelor’s of Science, and advanced degree (MSc or PhD). You will be accountable for developing methods, processes and assessing equipment to support upstream and downstream drug substance development including but not limited to media development, cell culture, perfusion modeling, virus infection/harvest, clarification, filtration, ultrafiltration, and chromatography. The role will require a minimum of 5 years of industry experience (MSc) or 3 years of industry experience (PhD). You will need to travel monthly to our various vendors to lead the scientific progress. This role will report to the Leader of the Manufacturing Sciences and Technology group, within the CMC department.