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Clinical Vaccine Development Scientist – Eurofins PSS

Eurofins NSC Canada Inc

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted April 4, 2021.

Company Description Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable.

From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services.

It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 47,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories.

Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialized clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description Note: this role is located at our client’s site in North York, Ontario The Clinical Vaccine Development Scientist’s role is to participate in and support the development of new vaccines, including tasks such as: Development of new vaccine processes: Assist with development of novel vaccine upstream processes, including cell expansion, fermentation, and recovery.

Provide feedback during the development process to ensure that the new process is compatible with CMP capabilities and transferable to GMP production.

Assist with the preparation of reports summarizing experimental and assay results to be disseminated to supervisor and external customers.

Technology transfer of new processes into and out of CMP: Support the transfer and / or implementation of new technologies / equipment / processes for vaccine upstream process, which is transferred from the Upstream into the CMP GMP production of clinical drug substances: Support GMP production of the vaccine Clinical Drug Substance in CMP facilities.

This includes use of fermentation and recovery processing equipment, including disposable closed systems for upstream processing.

Understanding and performance of environmental monitoring within Class C areas, as well as maintaining records for inventory of materials.

Cross train and support other production areas as needed.

Preparation of documents & GMP compliance activities: Assist with preparation of SOPs, master BPRs, & validation protocols.

Assist with preparation of Manufacturing Record Files (MRFs).

Document development experiments in laboratory notebooks and assist with preparation of summary reports.

Help to maintain inventories through tracking, cycle counting, forecasting and ordering.

Qualifications The Ideal Candidate would possess: Degree or diploma in Microbiology, Biochemistry, BioChemical Engineering or Bioengineering (as appropriate) with a minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience preferred Experience with large-scale fermentation processing equipment Familiar with Upstream processes Experienced in the implementation of new technologies for Upstream processes Familiarity with testing in compliance with current regulations.

Minimum Qualifications: College diploma in a scientific field applicable to vaccines with a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience Specific experience in the development of new methods for biomolecules/vaccines Familiar with a broad range of analytical instrumentation Experience in maintaining laboratories and equipment in cGMP and/or GLP compliance Proven verbal and written communication, organizational and team skills are required Routine laboratory immunization required.

Additional Information What we offer: Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive and medical coverage, dental, and vision options Life and disability insurance RRSP/DPSP eligibility with company match Paid vacation and holidays Employee Assistance Plan, Tuition Program and much more WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will be working in a laboratory environment where most of the time will be standing or sitting at a lab bench, or sitting at desk working on a computer.

Light-intermediate lifting requirements of no more than 30 lbs.

Hazardous materials are handled using established safety procedures and appropriate PPE.

Shift work and overtime may be required, as well as working periodic weekends and/or evenings.

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Professional Scientific Services® (PSS) is a global, award-winning insourcing solution that places our people at our clients’ site dedicated to running and managing laboratory services while eliminating headcount, co-employment and project-management worries.

We infuse our 55-year track record of scientific and laboratory operations expertise, as well as HR and great place to work best practices, to recruit, hire, train and manage highly qualified scientists to perform laboratory services using our client’s quality systems and equipment.

To learn more about Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our website Eurofins supports equal opportunities for inclusion and invites all qualified applicants to apply; if accommodations are required in the application or interview process, please contact us via

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
– no phonecalls or emails please Selected candidates can expect to be contacted in 3-6 weeks.