Process Development Associate


This is a full-time position (1.0 FTE)


Qu Biologics is a private, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company located in Vancouver, BC, that develops Site Specific Immunomodulators (SSIs) which are designed to restore the body’s normal immune function to reverse the chronic inflammation underlying many conditions including cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).


Love doing something that you can feel passionate about? Excited by innovation? Love new ideas and working with a creative, fun and inspired team? Want to make a difference in the world and work with people who feel the same? Then this is for you!

  • You are well-organized, understand the importance of detail, and are able to multi-task and prioritize duties effectively
  • You understand the importance of identifying and overcoming rate-limiting steps to ensure that projects are moving forward as quickly as possible, without sacrificing quality
  • You are innovative and also practical and enjoy finding the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to real-world problems
  • You value respectful, open communication and inspired teamwork to achieve shared goals
  • You always ask “Why?”

Want to know what makes us tick? Please take a look at our core values here.


This job posting is for a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. The successful candidate must be a results-oriented “do-er” who is happy to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to interact positively with other team members are absolutely required. This position requires a proven ability to multi-task efficiently, to ensure that Qu’s SSI Technology Platform is fully supported in terms of Process Development and selected assay development and testing. This laboratory based role requires the candidate to work as part of a growing team in a very busy company environment. You will report on a day-to-day basis to the Director, Biologics Manufacturing.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Development and optimization of microbial fermentation and downstream processes including separation and purification technologies for high yield production of target products.
  • Development of Characterization assays, g. potency, purity and other appropriate assays, including hands-on testing as well as monitoring of outsourced analytical assay development.
  • Analytical characterization of fermentation and the determination of fermentation and downstream process parameters.
  • Leads the Tech Transfer of Analytical Methods and Manufacturing Processes to 3rd party CRO/CMO’s as required.
  • Contributing to in-house product development and testing activities in coordination with the Preclinical and Translational Research (PTR) Team, including but not limited to; SSI production, formulation, fill and finish, characterization, sample processing, stability and potency.
  • Contributes to the generation of relevant CMC documentation for regulatory submissions to Health Canada, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA)


  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree (MS) in biochemistry or chemical, biochemical or bioprocess engineering
  • At least 2 years proven experience of standard processes in microbial fermentation, inactivation, harvesting, downstream processing and/or formulation and scale up of bacterial vaccine production
  • Working knowledge of biological assay development.
  • Understanding of Biosafety Level 2 requirements for pathogenic bacteria
  • Demonstrated familiarity/experience within an Industrial cGMP environment a strong asset
  • Valid Canadian work permit, permanent resident (PR) status, or Canadian citizenship is absolutely required. We regret that we are not able to sponsor candidates’ immigration/work permit applications for this position.



Fluent English


The position is open so please apply!


Salary commensurate with experience. A healthcare spending account and share options are available. Three (3) weeks annual vacation.


Qu Biologics Inc.


887 Great Northern Way, Suite 138
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5T 4T5


If this opportunity matches your character, experience and skill set, please email a cover letter and your resume in Microsoft Word (doc/docx) or PDF format, to the attention of Alun Rees – Director, Biologics Manufacturing at Applications may also be sent by regular mail to the Business Address provided above. Applications will not be accepted by fax or over the phone.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a position at Qu Biologics. We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that we will not be fielding inquires by phone.

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