Careers

 

At Eupraxia, we dream of a world where we can make a difference to patients and their families. Of a workplace that inspires innovation and fosters work/life balance. Where creative people roll up their sleeves to solve the problems that really matter and transform the impossible into the inevitable.

We look for professional like-minded individuals that are willing to bring something new to our team. If you are interested in joining us, send an email to careers at eupraxiapharma.com.

Current opportunities:

 

Analytical Associate

Job Description:

To support our R&D and product development activities, we have an immediate opening for an Analytical Associate with our Research and Development group in the Vancouver, Canada office.

The successful candidate will be responsible for method development, in-house analyses in support of developing technologies and working directly with our vendors. The candidate will be expected to work both independently and supervised to perform and document analytical activities, as well as novel in house developed methods. In addition, the Analytical Associate will contribute to the general functioning of the R&D laboratory, qualifying and maintaining laboratory equipment, and drafting development reports and methods according to company standards.

It is also expected that the Analytical Associate will additionally contribute to formulation development when required

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of lab procedures for chemical, physical and biological characterization of materials; calibrate equipment available as required
  • Perform analytical characterization methods; interpret results and prepare data summaries
  • Present findings and recommendations at R&D and CMC meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to continual learning of laboratory techniques and products
  • Troubleshoot standard experiments and contribute to scientific discussions
  • Assist with maintaining the lab as requested (e.g. inventory of supplies, waste disposal, safety measures)
  • Assist with department operations as requested (e.g. filing reports, data management)
  • Comply with required QMS procedures including maintenance of a signed laboratory notebook

Requirements

  • A BSc degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field: MSc is an asset. Candidates with proven experience are also encouraged to apply
  • Experience with organic synthesis, conjugation, polymers, organic crystal growth is an asset
  • Knowledge of materials characterization and analytical chemistry techniques including but not limited to: HPLC, GC, Dissolution (IVR), NMR, FTIR, TGA/DSC, UV-Vis spectroscopy, fluorescence microscopy, XRD
  • Knowledge of biological systems would be an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, be organised and work well in a team, specially a fast pace environment
  • Knowledge and experience with GxP practices, ICH, FDA, and USP guidelines is an asset
  • A life long learner mind set
  • A critical thinker

 How to Apply:

  • Please send your CV and cover letter to careers@eupraxiapharma.com .
  • While only short listed candidates will be notified, we thank each applicant for their submission.

Process Development Associate

Job Description:

To support our R&D and product development activities, we have an immediate opening for a Process Development Associate with our Research and Development group in the Vancouver, Canada office.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing scalable processes to support process transfer to a contract manufacturing vendor. The candidate will be expected to work both independently and supervised to perform and document experimental results. In addition, the Process Development Associate will contribute to the drafting of corporate presentations, regulatory filings and batch production documentation.

It is also expected that the Product Development Associate will need to travel to contract manufacturers worldwide when required

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform process scale up and optimization experiments in the Vancouver Lab
  • Perform physical characterization of samples including SEM, optical microscopy, DSC, TGA, NMR, and XRD
  • Present findings at R&D and CMC meetings in a clear, concise manner
  • Work with contract manufacturers to streamline process transfer
  • Assist with department operations as requested (e.g. filing reports, data management)
  • Comply with required QMS procedures including maintenance of a signed laboratory notebook

 Requirements

  • BSc degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering: MSc is an asset. Candidates with proven experience are also encouraged to apply
  • Experience with crystallization, suspensions, coating techniques, and films are an asset
  • Knowledge of materials characterization techniques including but not limited to: NMR, FTIR, TGA/DSC, fluorescence microscopy, XRD
  • Knowledge of biological systems would be an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work well in a team, specially a fast pace environment
  • Knowledge and experience with GxP practices, ICH, FDA, and USP guidelines is an asset
  • A life long learner mind set
  • A critical thinker

 How to Apply:

While only short listed candidates will be notified, we thank each applicant for their submission.

QA Regulatory Associate

Job Description:

The Quality Assurance and Regulatory Associate is responsible for the upkeep and monitoring of the Eupraxia Quality System, to ensure compliance with GxP and applicable international regulatory standards. In a regulatory capacity, the Associate will also assist in the preparation and maintenance of regulatory submissions and communications. To this end, the Associate will need to keep abreast of evolving changes in the regulatory environment, compliance policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

Regulatory

  • Compiles regulatory submissions and ensures filings to regulatory agencies
  • Liaises with departments within Eupraxia to obtain data and documentation required for submissions
  • Tracks progress towards regulatory submissions within established timelines
  • Maintain regulatory correspondence documentation
  • Contribute to regulatory budget management
  • Follow emergence of new regulatory standards and guidelines that may impact Eupraxia products
  • Perform regulatory intelligence on competitor products

Quality Assurance

  • Coordinate external audits, internal audits and gap analysis
  • With guidance, create, maintain and evolve the Quality Management system; oversee and maintain hard copies and electronic databases as appropriate
  • Coordinate and minute meetings for the Quality Management Committee and Management Review Meeting(s)
  • Oversee Document Control: Creation, revision, review, approval and control of documents
  • Review of complaint files, Nonconformity Documentation forms, and corrective/preventative actions
  • Maintain training system

 Requirements

  • Recognized degree in relevant field (health sciences preferred)
  • 2+ years of relevant experience (or demonstrated abilities) in a pharmaceutical environment
  • Knowledge of current regulatory guidelines for US, Canada and Europe (strongly preferred)
  • Quality Systems knowledge (strongly preferred)
  • General level of computer proficiency – Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and document management systems
  • Excellent interpersonal, self management and organizational skills
  • Good technical writing skills

 How to Apply:

  • Please send your CV and cover letter to careers@eupraxiapharma.com .
  • While only short listed candidates will be notified, we thank each applicant for their submission.

CMC Project Manager

Job Description:

Provides project management support through all product development stages (Process and Analytical Development, Process Transfer, GMP Manufacturing and Testing, Process and Analytical Validation and Commercial Manufacturing) across CMC functions and departments, enabling the project delivery in line with time, financial and quality requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implementing, managing and providing operational support for manufacturing activities conducted at external CMOs and related internal support activities. This individual will also be responsible for tracking CMC-related reports and documentation, budgets, invoices and assist with tracking document status for regulatory filings.
  • Working with management and interdepartmental teams to construct the project plan/timelines.
  • Coordinating development of the CMC budget and managing the process for vendor contracts / qualification.
  • Assisting the CMC Team on the day to day tracking and execution of project plan.
  • Facilitating regular internal CMC team and cross-functional team meetings, including recording meeting minutes, tracking action items, preparing meeting agendas, coordinating CMO and internal team activities and disseminating project information.
  • Coordinating and facilitating regular team meetings with CMOs for oversight of manufacturing and improvement initiatives.
  • Maintaining a Project Management and CMO file for meeting minutes, updated plans and key decisions

Reporting Structure:

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
  • This position reports to the Vice-President, Program Management.

Travel Requirements:

  • Occasional travel to head office in Victoria.

 Requirements

  • B.S. in a science related discipline (preferably in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering)
  • 5+ years related experience in the biotechnology or pharma industry with a primary focus on process development, GMP manufacturing operations and other related CMC activities; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated experience managing CMC project deliverables, scope, and timeline to ensure the project remains on schedule and within scope (PMP certification preferred but not required).
  • Demonstrated experience with Gannt Charting, Excel Spreadsheets and Project Planning tools.
  • Understanding of the practices of cGMP is an asset.
  • Able to work collaboratively in a matrix structure while ensuring that timelines and deliverables are met.
  • Critical thinker, outgoing and enthusiastic and well-organized.
  • Excellent written, spoken, listening and presentation skills and a demonstrated ability to influence within the wider project team at the level of functional leadership.
  • Self-motivated; able to work independently and within a team
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Maintains a composed, collaborative and independent manner when dealing with issues, challenges, conflicts and opportunities.

 How to Apply:

  • Please send your CV and cover letter to careers@eupraxiapharma.com .
  • While only short listed candidates will be notified, we thank each applicant for their submission.