Research Associate

Research Associate
City: Richmond, BC, Canada
Department: Research & Development
Position: Permanent, Full Time
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ABOUT BIOLYTICAL:

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!

SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Senior Research Scientist, the Research 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.

INSTI’S CORE VALUES:

  • 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.

HOW YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE:

  • Research and understand the role of proposed new products to be added to the bioLytical product portfolio
  • Establish feasibility of new products, including reaching benchmarks for sensitivity, specificity, and stability.
  • Research and provide input into intended design requirements for new products
  • Execute design verification and validation test plans as required
  • Design and execute preliminary stability studies
  • Prepare preliminary design specifications and draft design documentation
  • Develop and test early concept designs
  • Troubleshoot test results and design challenges as required
  • Participate in risk management activities related with the product under development
  • 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

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • 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

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • 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
  • 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 fu

HOW TO APPLY:

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 careers@biolytical.com.  We are an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from all qualified individuals

Contact Info

Headquarters
1108-13351 Commerce Parkway
Richmond, BC V6V 2X7
US Address
1465 Slater Road
PO Box 5007
Ferndale WA 98248-5007
info@biolytical.com
1.866.674.6784
604.204.6784
604.244.8399
www.biolytical.com
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