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Process Development Engineer/Scientist


Close Date
30 Apr 2017

Role Summary: 

As a Process Development Engineer/Scientist at CCRM you will be part of a diverse bioengineering team focused on defining and executing process optimization and technology development projects within the cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine fields. You will provide hands-on expertise in human cell culture and processing and will be responsible for overseeing the design and prototyping of innovative tools, technologies and processes to address cell manufacturing workflow challenges. You will be a leader in bringing new and innovative products to market to enable life-saving advances in cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine.

About CCRM:

CCRM is a Canadian, federally incorporated, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the development of foundational technologies that accelerate the commercialization of stem cell and biomaterials-based technologies and therapies. For more information about CCRM, please visit our website at


  • Engage external customers and internal partners to understand and overcome cell and gene therapy workflow challenges
  • Use your expertise in cell culture and cell processing to design, optimize and execute standard operating procedures
  • Work closely with biologists and biomedical/bioprocess engineers in the development of new cell therapy processes and products to overcome cell and gene therapy industry challenges
  • Work with leadership to identify and prioritize future project opportunities
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend new and existing processes, novel technologies and improved workflows
  • Demonstrate continuous integrity, credibility and positivity, and motivate others to do the same
  • Design experiments in a hypothesis-driven manner to validate experimental predictions


  • PhD, Master’s with over six years of experience, or Bachelor’s with over ten years of experience with a degree in biomedical/bioprocess engineering, chemical engineering, biology, immunology, or a related field
  • Experience in conceiving, developing and independently carrying out a wide range of experiments and troubleshooting complex technical issues
  • Familiarity with CL1/CL2 lab procedures, aseptic technique, safety procedures and equipment, preferably in a cGMP environment
  • Competent in mammalian cell culture including passaging, isolation, expansion and cryopreservation
  • Detail-oriented self-starter with excellent analytical skills and the ability to multitask and succeed in a team environment
  • Excellent English written and oral communications with strong record-keeping and documentation skills
  • Willingness to continuously grow and adapt in a fast-moving field to keep yourself and the organization at the forefront of the cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine fields

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience culturing and processing a variety of primary human cell types
  • Familiarity with bioreactors and scale-up/out cell processing technologies
  • Expertise with experimental software such as DOE (e.g. JMP, minitab), engineering (Matlab) or statistical (SAS, R, SPSS) software
  • Experience with advanced process modelling, data analysis and programming
  • Experience with fundamental analytical techniques in biology such as ELISA, flow cytometry Western blotting, qPCR, cell quantitation, and other relevant analytical techniques
  • History of successful biological or chemical assay development
  • Familiarity with cell and gene therapy or regenerative medicine
  • Demonstrated history of completing projects including leading and working within a team

CCRM is a developing organization and represents a fluid working environment. Flexibility and adaptability are essential, and duties will be influenced by the needs of the organization.

Applications are due by 6:59 PM EDT on the date indicated at the top of this job posting.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

CCRM is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We will provide any requested accommodation to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.