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BioVectra Inc. is a leading bio-science business in Prince Edward Island, focused on contract manufacturing and product development of active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediates, and bioreagents.

BioVectra Inc. has an immediate opening for a Fermentation Lead. This is a permanent full-time position located in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical leadership and hands-on technology development for existing products development projects.
  • Controlling fermentation processes from start-up to shutdown, isolating and preparing process units for production, cleaning or maintenance.
  • Operating manual, electronic, pneumatic or computerized equipment to monitor and optimize process quality and efficiency in the fermentation of drug products.
  • Reporting equipment problems to maintenance and follow up on any issues needed to resolve these problems on the production floor.
  • Scheduling and planning manufacturing operations to achieve project goals.
  • Managing the Fermentation Team, including evaluating employees, hiring and leading team meetings and directing the work flow.
  • Creating and revising Batch Production Records or other related SOPs for precise match to process requirements and equipment capabilities.
  • Assuming primary accountability for managing laboratory fermentation assets.  Expectations include establishing and maintaining laboratory operating discipline, defining and tracking performance metrics, effectively scheduling project work load, and leading technical innovations that improve asset performance.
  • Act as the site Biological Safety Officer.
  • Conducting and promoting strong adherence to cGMP and adherence to BioVectra’s quality system.

The successful candidate for this position would have:

  • Masters or B.Sc. in Microbiology, Biochemistry or Bio-Engineering.
  • Minimum 7+ year’s supervisory role working experience in a production environment.
  • Experience in fermentation process development, bench scale to large manufacturing.
  • Experience with pharmaceutical products and development and cGMP practices.
  • Demonstrated strong management skills and hands-on expertise


BioVectra offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Interested candidates are asked to apply by choosing the “Apply Now” button on the original posting.

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