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Process Development Engineer/Scientist


Close Date
30 Jun 2017

Role Summary: 

You will be part of a diverse team focused on defining and executing process and technology development projects in cell and gene therapy. You will provide hands-on expertise in the manufacturing of human cells and will be responsible for overseeing the design and prototyping of innovative tools, technologies, and processes to address cell manufacturing workflow challenges.


About CCRM:

CCRM, based in Toronto, Canada, is a unique not-for-profit group that is developing and commercializing cell and gene therapies and regenerative medicine technologies. We are leveraging our network of academics, industry partners and investors to tackle significant problems and advance our most promising technologies to the market to meet the needs of patients. For more information about CCRM, please visit our website at



  • Provide expertise in upstream and downstream cell manufacturing to external clients and internal team members.
  • Demonstrate a structured approach to experimental design, execution and validation, including adherence to a rigorous quality management system.
  • 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. 
  • Drive effective communication across the organization and leadership team, including the preparation of high quality standard operating procedures. 
  • Demonstrate continuous integrity, credibility and positivity, and motivate others to do the same. 
  • 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. 



  • Master’s or Ph.D. in biomedical/bioprocess engineering, chemical engineering, biology, immunology, or a related field. 
  • At least three years of post-graduation experience in mammalian bioreactor culture and mammalian upstream/downstream cell manufacturing. 
  • Demonstrated expertise operating in a CL2 facility. A familiarity with developing protocols amenable to a cGMP environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting and following standard operating procedures.
  • Detail-oriented self-starter with excellent analytical skills and the ability to multitask and succeed in a team environment. 
  • Excellent English written and oral communication with strong record-keeping and documentation skills.


Desired Characteristics:

  • Process development experience with multiple types and scales of bioreactors.
  • Experience with multiple mammalian primary cell lineages.
  • Experience executing on client contract service projects.
  • Experience in cell or gene therapy.
  • Experience closing and/or automating cell manufacturing unit operations.


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.