Research Technician- Quality Assurance
Ottawa, ON
The Quality Assurance Technician will be responsible for ensuring compliance to internal regulations as well as external regulations such as cGMP, regulatory agencies and guidelines required by trial specifications. The QA technician also maintains quality systems such as document management, change control requests, deviation and incident investigations, and training to ensure control and quality of manufacturing processes

Responsibilities include:
  • Management of controlled documents (SOPs, Policies, material specifications) inventory, including periodic review and issuance
  • Quality review of GMP study protocols, and study reports to ensure completeness, compliance with specifications, internal and external regulations, and good documentation practices
  • Coordination of employee training program
  • Maintain change control program
  • Investigate GMP incidents, deviations and out-of-specification or out-of-trend results and maintain a corrective action plan program
  • Participate in both internal and external audits
  • Maintain awareness of existing and new cGMP requirements (e.g. guidance documents)
Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in life sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular/cell Biology or extensive equivalent experience in related field.
  • 1 - 2 years of laboratory experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in applying and complying with GMP, GLP, GDP, GCP
  • Knowledge of Health Canada, FDA and other regulatory agency guidelines
  • Knowledge and understanding of common molecular biology laboratory procedures such as tissue culture
  • Western Blots, Immunohistochemistry, PCR, etc.
  • Experience writing scientific documents such as protocols, SOPs, study reports, etc.
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team-based environment
Behavioral Competencies:
Demonstrated ability to apply the following competencies on the job:
  • Attention to detail: detail-oriented individual capable of carefully reviewing documents
  • Organization and Planning: strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
  • Teamwork: ability to work well with inter- and intra-department staff on various projects, documents and investigations
  • Written and Verbal Communication: writing of clear and organized documents and reports
  • Goal Orientation: ability to meet deadlines and plan and prioritize accordingly
  • Continuous Improvement: striving for improvement of various documents and systems, capable of giving and receiving constructive criticism in respectful manner
Contract Details:
This is a 2-year full-time contract with possibility of renewal
Salary: Min. $ 20.39/hr. - max. $29.47/hr.

Comments to Applicant:
Please send as a SINGLE PDF your cover letter, complete CV with description of experience, and contact information. Applicants must refer to “Quality Assurance Technician” in the email subject line

Contact Info:
Samantha Hodgins
Operations Manager
Regenerative Medicine Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.