Research Associate - Formulation Solutions
Precision NanoSystems
Vancouver, BC
About Precision NanoSystems Inc. (PNI)

Precision NanoSystems, Inc. (PNI) creates innovative solutions for the discovery, development and manufacture of novel nanoparticles for use as medicines and in medical research. PNI’s 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

The Research Associate will be responsible for preparation and characterizing of nanoparticle formulations using NanoAssemblrTM platform.

Areas of Responsibility

Prepare formulations such as liposomes, lipid nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles for small molecules, peptides, and nucleic acid delivery.
Perform formulation characterization and in vitro assays to determine the physicochemical, biological properties of nanoparticle formulations.
Participate in experimental design, problem-solving and technical discussions.
Prepares Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), reports and technical presentations.
Assists in the day-to-day management of the lab; including ordering, shipping and receiving.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience

BSc. or MSc. in a Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences or relevant disciplines with at least 2 years of laboratory experience.
Experience in the preparation and characterization of nanoparticle formulations is an asset.
Hands-on experience with standard molecular biology techniques such as ELISA, gel electrophoresis, qPCR, western blotting, etc. is an asset.
Must be a resourceful, proactive, detail-oriented individual.
The individual must be a team player who thrives in a dynamic environment with multiple tasks and tight deadlines.
Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills.
Be able to work with minimum supervision.
Experience in analytical assays, strong analytical and troubleshooting capability.
An ideal candidate is interested in growing their research skills and contributing to pharmaceutical, biotechnology product development.
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.