Montréal, QC H4S 1Z9 Canada

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Research and Development Technician #SCI-RE-2021-002

Research and Development Technician #SCI-RE-2021-002

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Institution : CERASP – Center of expertise in applied research in the pharmaceutical sciences

Job Title: Research and Development TechnicianReference number: SCI-RE-2021-002

Work Location : Ville St-Laurent

Title of Immediate Supervisor : Senior researcher

Position Status : Permanent Full-time

Job Category : Technician

Posting Start Date : 09/01/2021 Posting

End Date and Time: 10/13/2021 11:59pm

Salary Scale: based on experience CERASP adheres to an Equal Access to Employment Program, and invites women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities to submit their applications


Description : Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you drive projects and love to learn? Is customer service a mission for you? Then maybe you are the person we are looking for? The CERASP, a center of excellence in pharmaceutical innovation, is a Non-Profit organization affiliated to John Abbott College and CEGEP Gerald Godin. We have a mission to develop and support applied research, training and technology transfer related to the discovery, development and evaluation of innovative solutions in the pharmaceutical field. We aim to help Quebec’s industry and biopharma, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry by offering effective and profitable solutions through applied research of the highest level, the development and dissemination of innovative and pioneering technologies in biopharmacy, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical production and digital health, as well as participate in the training of Quebec’s future pharmaceutical industry workers. 

The primary role of the R&D Technician is to assist and support the development and launch of new products, as well as support the improvement of processes and efficiency of existing resources. Reporting to the Senior Researcher, you will: 



Analytical role: 

•Perform analyses of in-process products, finished products and sometimes raw materials.

•Ensure the integrity and traceability of all data generated and make any necessary corrections in accordance with GMPand GLP requirements.

•Develop and/or improve methods.

•Validate analytical methods.

•Review analytical data in accordance with GMP and GLP.

•Issue development reports and certificates of analysis

•Work in accordance with good manufacturing practices, good laboratory practices and standard operating procedures.

•Provide preventive maintenance, equipment and consumable availability

•Other related duties/responsibilities required or assigned by the supervisor.

Knowledge in HPLC, DLS, physico-chemical methods, molecular biology and immunology is preferred.


Process and formulation role: 

•Execute the assigned activities of the formulation laboratory and maintain an appropriate schedule to support the development ofnew products with quality and efficiency.

•Participate in new product development/improvement

•Participate in defining product specifications.

•Participate in manufacturing process development/improvement.

•Provide reports on project results.

•Perform and review chemical analyses of raw materials and finished products.

•Prepare laboratory and pilot scale samples and formula prototypes.

•Ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and documentation practices.

•Other tasks assigned as required

•Knowledge of pharmaceutical and food formulation and processes and biotechnology processes is preferred.

•Other tasks assigned as required.

The technician who does not have knowledge in the fields of formulation and process but has a solid background in analytical work may be trained in these disciplines by the CERASP Senior Researcher. 



We are looking for: 

•A proven team player with well-developed interpersonal, project management, organizational and communication skills,including written documentation and presentations

•Someone who is a detail-oriented, deadline-driven motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with purposeand accuracy in a fast-paced environment

Requirements : 

•DEC or B.Sc. in Chemistry or related discipline.

•Experience in analytical laboratory, quality control or research and development.

•Hands-on experience in instrumentation (HPLC, UV, IR, DLS…).

•Experience in the analysis of pharmaceutical ingredients or raw materials and method development.

•Knowledge and application of pharmacopoeias (USP, EP, BP) and GMP as they apply to laboratory operations.

•Flexibility, Autonomy.

•Initiative, sense of responsibility, attention to detail and work well done.

•Ability to write reports.

•Bilingual (French & English). Fluency in English is an asset

Required Tests:

Testing may be required to demonstrate knowledge of:

•English – advanced (oral, comprehension, written)

•French – advanced (oral, comprehension, written)

•Analytical procedure development

•Word (intermediate)

•Excel (intermediate) 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter detailing key experiences related to this posting to 

mentioning reference number SCI-RE-2021-002 


Please note: 

We thank all candidates who submit their resumes for consideration. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We will keep you CV on file for 1 year should a new position open. 


7171 Frederick Banting,

Centre d’innovation adMare/

adMare Bioinnovations

Montréal, QC H4S 1Z9



: (438) 923-9257

9h – 17h

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