Product Development Associate

City: Richmond, BC, Canada
Department: Product Development, Research & Development
Position: Permanent, Full Time


bioLytical’s INSTI is the world’s fastest testing platform – providing results in just 1 minute.

bioLytical has been in business since 2002 and is a privately-owned Canadian company focused on the research, development and commercialization of rapid, point-of-care in vitro medical diagnostics using its proprietary INSTI technology platform. bioLytical Laboratories has ranked on Business in Vancouver’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies list two years in a row and is the winner of the 2018 Lifesciences BC’s Growth Stage MedTech Company of the Year.

The full suite of INSTI tests are greater than 99% accurate and have a world-wide footprint of regulatory approvals including US FDA, Health Canada, World Health Organization Prequalification and CE mark for Europe.  bioLytical markets its HIV point-of-care tests, HIV self-tests and dual HIV/Syphilis Multiplex point-of-care tests globally.  INSTI is the world’s fastest test, which means more people tested, more people diagnosed, and more people linked to care.

As a nimble and innovative company, bioLytical has an active R&D department with a pipeline that includes INSTI tests for diseases such as Hepatitis C and Syphilis, among others. We are looking for talented and passionate people to join our team and help make a difference in the world!


Reporting to the Research and Development Manager, the Product Development Associate plays a key role in the design and development of new bioLytical rapid point of care tests.  You live the INSTI core values through and through.


  • INNOVATION in what we do, how we do it and how we think: Contributes new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes initiative on projects.
  • NEVER SAY NEVER: Stays engaged until the goal is reached or project is completed. Overcomes barriers. Cares so much about the task at hand that the impossible is made possible.
  • SENSATIONAL to our clients, to our partners, to each other: Spirited team player, who adapts to new situations quickly and is beyond reliable.
  • TAKES OWNERSHIP of goals, decisions, actions and results: Arrives on time and prepared, leads by example, follows through on commitments.
  • INSPIRED to excel: Demonstrates passion for INSTI, our people and our projects. Is not complacent, shares knowledge freely, exhibits awareness of self, their surroundings and the business.


  • Research and understand the role of proposed new products to be added to the bioLytical product portfolio
  • Research and provide input into design requirements for new products
  • Translate design requirements into documented design verification and validation test plans
  • Execute design verification and validation test plans as required
  • Design and execute required stability studies
  • Troubleshoot test results and design challenges as required
  • Initiate and maintain design history files during project development
  • Participate in risk management activities related with the product under development
  • Translate design outputs into procedures, testing methods and quality control release criteria
  • Assist with designing external verification and validation studies (retrospective or prospective studies)
  • Analyze and summarize data and write reports
  • Assist with providing data for meta-analysis white papers and publishing of peer review papers
  • Assist in other Research and Development or Product Support activities as required
  • Assist with training of laboratory or other related personnel


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in a life sciences discipline, preferably in medical technology, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, biology or related science.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a research or clinical laboratory preferred
  • Industrial experience an asset
  • Knowledge of or experience with GLP, GMP work desired
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral communication skills, and written communication skills are required
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training
  • Must have strong analytical and technical writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Access, Excel)
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Must be able to work with blood and blood-borne pathogens


  • A competitive compensation package
  • Extended health benefits including dental, optometry, RMT, etc.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus day off with pay on your birthday every year!
  • Paid sick days
  • Complimentary reserved parking
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from the office and River Rock Hotel
  • Exercise room with a gym and shower facilities
  • Opportunity to work with industry experts who are motivated and passionate about what they do but know how to have some fun
  • Oh and you will also have a chance to show off your dance moves and singing voice at the Christmas parties, lead in lawn bowling or volleyball at the summer barbeques and devour cake at the monthly birthday celebrations


bioLytical Laboratories Inc. offers a challenging, enriching work environment.  To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter with your salary expectations to  We are an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from all qualified individuals

Contact Info

1108-13351 Commerce Parkway
Richmond, BC V6V 2X7
US Address
1465 Slater Road
PO Box 5007
Ferndale WA 98248-5007