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About Precision NanoSystems Inc.

Precision NanoSystems Inc is a global leader in technology and solutions for developing RNA, DNA, CRISPR, small molecule drugs, COVID vaccines and therapeutics rapidly taking ideas to patients. PNI proprietary NanoAssemblr® Platform enables the rapid, reproducible, and scalable manufacture of next generation nanoparticle formulations for the targeted delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents to cells and tissues in the body. PNI provides instruments, reagents and services to life sciences researchers, including pharmaceutical companies, and builds strategic collaborations to revolutionize healthcare through nanotechnology.

Position Summary

Precision NanoSystems Inc. has an opening for an experienced Scientist, Product Development to join our growing R&D department in Vancouver, BC. The Scientist will contribute to a wide-range of product development projects including novel nanoparticle delivery reagents, microfluidics and instrumentation that enable the development and manufacturing of nanoparticles for therapeutic applications. The ideal individual will have hands-on experience in nanoparticle formulation development and analytical characterization, and familiarity with the field and applications in genetic medicine. The successful candidate will technically excellent, with strong project management capabilities, attention to detail and a track record of successful research contributions. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to contribute to the development of innovative products for enabling the field of precision medicine.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Lead and contribute to a wide-range product development projects relating to new reagents and hardware, routine testing and existing product support
  • Responsible for designing and executing experiments with minimal input from supervisor, including establishing new techniques in-house
  • Independently manage research projects including project research plan and budget
  • Support collaborations with external partners to test and validate new products
  • Write technical documentation related to product development and commercial launch
  • Provide technical support and training to PNI staff and customers (product use, protocols).
  • Work with internal teams to ensure the smooth transition of R&D concepts to market ready products including Engineering, Product Management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, and Business Development
  • Act as scientific ambassador for the company, make external presentations, publish abstracts and articles, establish collaborations
  • May supervise junior laboratory staff
  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned

Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Competencies

  • PhD in the life sciences (e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, cell or molecular biology, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering)
    MSc with additional experience may be considered
  • At least 3-5 years hands-on lab-based experience in multidisciplinary research required
  • At least 2 years experience working in industry would be highly-advantageous
  • Experience developing nanoparticle formulations with a preference towards lipid nanoparticles and/or liposomes
  • Experience in working with biomolecules such as nucleic acids and proteins
  • Experience with a wide-range of biochemical and analytical techniques such as microscopy, HPLC, UV-VIS, TEM, DLS, ELISA, gel electrophoresis, etc.
  • Familiarity with the design and execution of in vitro and in vivo studies
  • A solid understanding and interest in the field and applications of genetic medicine would be an asset
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) both in one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Skilled presenter who is able to deliver technical data summaries as well as high level explanations designed to support strategic decisions to a senior audience
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) both in one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Skilled presenter who is able to deliver technical data summaries as well as high level explanations designed to support strategic decisions to a senior audience
  • The individual must be a team player who thrives in a dynamic environment with multiple tasks and aggressive deadlines
  • Must be a resourceful, proactive, detail-oriented individual who is able to work with
minimum supervision
  • Proven ability to apply critical and analytical thinking
  • Project management skills are essential
  • Experience with statistical analyses of experimental data is an asset

PNI provides a competitive compensation and benefits package with excellent opportunities for personal growth.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Posting valid until filled. No solicitors please.

Precision NanoSystems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job please visit pni.bamboohr.com.