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:

 

Outsourcing Administrative Assistant

Job Description:

Reporting and providing support to the Manager of Legal Affairs, this opportunity is best suited for a highly organized, detail-oriented individual interested in expanding their experience and knowledge in vendor management, contract law and corporate records administration.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the outsourcing function in managing a relatively high volume of contracts with commercial third-party vendors
  • Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts and memos
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy vendor/contract database
  • Assist in resolving any administrative problems
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings 

Requirements

  • Paralegal Certificate, and/or 5 years’ experience in an administration role with a working knowledge of contracts
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision
  • Previous experience in document management, executive support and customer- facing roles
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and other computer based program

 How to Apply:

  • Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@eupraxiapharma.com

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

 

Process Development Associate

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls, this position will be responsible for transitioning prototypes of a novel sustained release implant from lab-scale prototypes to a scalable process for the production of GLP and GMP batches. The candidate will be expected to work both independently and within a dynamic team environment to perform and document experimental results. In addition, the Process Development Associate will contribute to the drafting of corporate presentations, draft development reports, regulatory filings and batch production documentation.

This position will support our R&D activities and be based in the Vancouver BC office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform process scale up and optimization experiments in the Vancouver Lab
  • Work closely with an engineer to design custom made manufacturing equipment
  • Work closely with the formulation team to create scaled batches that meet the performance criteria achieved with prototype formulations
  • Perform physical characterization of samples including SEM, optical microscopy, particle size analysis, DSC, TGA, NMR, and XRD when required
  • Present findings at in a clear, concise manner
  • Assist with department operations as required (e.g. filing reports, data management)
  • Comply with requisite Quality Management System procedures including maintenance of a signed laboratory notebook

 Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • BSc degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering: MSc is an asset. Candidates with equivalent education and experience will be considered
  • Experience with crystallization, spray drying, coating techniques, polymers and films an asset
  • Knowledge of materials characterization techniques including but not limited to: NMR, FTIR, TGA/DSC, fluorescence microscopy, XRD
  • Familiarity with film-implant manufacturing techniques is beneficial.
  • Experience with terminal sterilization of implants and APIs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work well in a team, in a fast pace environment
  • Knowledge and experience with GxP practices, ICH, FDA, and USP guidelines 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.

 

Design Engineer

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Director of CMC, this position will be responsible for the design and construction of the equipment to support the development of a scalable process for the production of a novel sustained release implant. The candidate will work in a small team and be expected to lead the effort to build and test prototype equipment.

This position will support our R&D activities and be based in the Vancouver, BC office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and execution of a process to produce polymer-based films including the design of novel equipment.
  • Create specifications for device components and assemblies.
  • Estimate time and resources required for product development, monitor progress and provide regular updates to the team.
  • Rapid hands-on construction of iterative prototypes.
  • Prepare for and conduct various design reviews in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Verify that designs meet functional requirements through the performance of engineering analyses and testing.
  • Assist in the development of test and inspection plans to ensure quality requirements are met and manufacturing process risks are mitigated.
  • Plan, coordinate and run prototype experiments, test programs and scale-up evaluations.
  • Analyze test data using statistical tools, perform in-depth interpretation of results, and generate detailed technical reports.
  • Understand and improve processes and equipment by working with formulation scientists to ensure that products are optimally designed for manufacturing.
  • Assist in the identification and selection of suppliers, equipment and consultants as required.
  • Execute development batches, develop cleaning protocols, and oversee the execution of validation protocols.
  • Help write numerous documents – design procedures, protocols, specifications, reports, procedures, equipment qualification protocols, etc.

 Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline, mechanical engineering or engineering physics preferred. Degrees in other engineering disciplines may be considered. P.Eng. certification preferred.
  • Two or more years’ experience in an engineering environment within the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry.

Note: The level of the position offered (Engineer / Senior Engineer) will be determined by the level of relevant experience.

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.