April 15, 2024 Job ID: 23199

AbCellera is breaking the barriers of conventional drug development to propel antibody-based medicines from target to clinic. We are a team of scientists, engineers, creatives, and business professionals who believe that advancing science enhances lives. We have developed technologies to unlock high-value drug targets, including antibody-drug conjugates and T-cell engagers for cancer, and complex transmembrane proteins for indications such as metabolic and endocrine conditions, pain, and autoimmunity.

We are looking for a Senior Manufacturing BioProcess Technician to be a key member of the clinical manufacturing team responsible for the design, construction, qualification, and operation of a new GMP manufacturing facility for the production of antibody therapeutics. In this role, based in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, you will be responsible for building critical bioprocessing processes and training your future team 

How you might spend your days

  • Supporting manufacturing processes and continuous improvement initiatives for cell line initiation (vial thaw), cell line scale-up, bioreactor operations, harvest clarification, TFF, column packing, chromatography, bulk drug substance fill, media and buffer preparation, weigh and dispense operations and drug product filling
  • Assisting in the implementation of manufacturing systems and processes that are technically sound, and promoting effective and efficient operations
  • Collaborating with other teams to contribute to the execution of the production plan, compliance initiatives, and project/campaign scheduling across multiple shifts when the facility is operational 
  • Helping lead equipment FAT, SAT, and facility start-up as needed as well as performing equipment and room preparation (including cleaning and autoclaving) 
  • Authoring and revising cGMP documentation (batch records, protocols, SOPs) and performing periodic reviews of cGMP documentation to ensure accuracy 
  • Supporting or leading investigations related to the manufacturing process. Authoring deviations, non-conformances, and CAPAs as required
  • Contributing and assisting with facility audits from the FDA, Health Canada and other regulatory bodies

We’d love to hear from you if you

  • Have an AS/BSc/BA in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Engineering or combination of college coursework/Biotech certificate from approved program and related work experience
  • Have 3+ years of GMP manufacturing experience
  • Are strongly self-motivated and are able to identify project needs and follow that up with building and implementing solutions
  • Are passionate about building and implementing a "Right First Time" culture to meet cGMP requirements for clinical material
  • Have a good mechanical aptitude; knowledge of upstream and/or downstream processing techniques is also a strong asset
  • Have experience in creating and revising SOPs and manufacturing batch records 
  • Have experience ensuring the timely execution and review of procedures, batch documentation, logbooks, deviations, CAPAs, change controls, and completion of ERP orders

What we offer

AbCellera’s hiring range for this role is CAD $61,800 - $77,300 annually, commensurate with your education and job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity, an annual bonus dependent on team and company performance, and a 6% (non-match) RRSP contribution. 

We have a number of ways to support AbCellerites in maximizing their work-life synergy. You will have a $1,500 annual Active Lifestyle Allowance, annual vacation, the opportunity for flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities, and comprehensive health benefits. Scientific and technical mentorship is a priority. And you’ll find abundant teams and social groups to build community and connections across AbCellera.

About AbCellera

AbCellera is a global company that discovers and develops antibody-based medicines that help people live longer, happier, and more productive lives. We are focused on bringing innovative medicines to patients, both by advancing our internal pipeline of programs and partnering with companies that have novel science or innovative technology.

And it all starts with our team. We’ve built a place where people feel they are part of something bigger than themselves. A place that exists to push the limits of science and technology, and aims to bring better therapies to patients.

We look for people with drive and energy. Idealists. People we love and people we trust. This may be unconventional, but it is the key to our success.