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Danaher Corporation Scientist or Engineer - Reagents NPI in Vancouver, British Columbia

About Precision NanoSystems

Precision NanoSystems, part of the Danaher Life Sciences Platform, is a biotechnology company that creates innovative solutions for the discovery, development and manufacture of novel nanoparticles for use as medicines and in medical research. PNI’s proprietary NanoAssemblr microfluidics platform and GenVoy lipid nanoparticle delivery platform enable 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. Our overall goal is to accelerate the creation of transformative medicines that significantly impact human well-being.

Position Summary

We are hiring for a new Scientist - Reagents NPI to join our growing Product Development team. This role will work closely with R&D scientists and other departments to transfer work into a production environment. You will own the transfer of reagent products from R&D to production. You will be responsible for a wide range of tasks including technical documentation, training and implementation of new processes. You will also support the continuous improvement current reagent products.


  • Define, develop, document, and manage a new product introduction (NPI) process for the transfer of new reagent products from R&D to production

  • Identify and drive opportunities for continuous improvement of existing reagent products

  • Lead and co-ordinate NPI and continuous improvement tasks across various departments including manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, product management and R&D

  • Create an action plan, timeline, and identify resources needed to achieve project goals

  • Setup and manage parts and assemblies for reagent products within a PLM system

  • Lead reagent product process FMEA’s

  • Participate in cross-functional product and project meetings

  • Prepare technical documentation for reagent products including work instructions, SOPs, batch records and SDS

  • Provide hands-on training to manufacturing technicians on reagent production techniques, processes and best practices

  • Oversee implementation of pilot batch production and process improvements for ongoing production

  • Provide guidance on reagent labspace and facilities requirements

  • Support the sourcing of key raw materials and product components from external vendors including chemicals, vials and packaging

  • Support the investigation of production and customer issues

  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned

Experience and Education

  • A Masters or PhD degree in chemistry, biology, pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering or a related discipline

  • 8 years experience in the life sciences industry including significant experience in a technical operations or production support role

  • Significant experience working in a wet lab environment with extensive knowledge of common laboratory techniques including aseptic handling and related best practices

  • Strong theoretical and hand-on understanding of chemistry and chemical safety

  • Experience working with ERP and PLM systems

  • Experience working under an ISO quality management system

Other Attributes

  • Ability to work with a significant amount of ambiguity

  • Motivated and self-driven

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as exemplified by prior experience working in cross-functional teams

  • Proven ability to be flexible and adjust to rapidly changing priorities, and to deliver results to meet project timelines

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