Assistant Scientist II, Bioanalytics


Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3T 5Y3

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.



15 Month Term


Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking an Assistant Scientist, Bioanalytics for our Bioanalytical Sciences Department. The successful candidate will have a university degree or technical diploma in chemistry, biology or in another related field of study, and a minimum of two years of directly related experience. Must have competence in laboratory and scientific practices, the ability to operate common scientific equipment and instrumentation and an understanding of immunology, immunochemistry and molecular biology concepts, statistics, sources of error and reporting of data.  In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation.




Emergent BioSolutions is dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life.

As a global specialty pharmaceutical company, Emergent offers specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats.


We value the diversity that each employee brings, and while we look for people who share our Core Values, we thrive on difference as well. With hundreds of talented employees working around the globe, Emergent is a growing organization with a wide variety of scientific, technical and professional career opportunities worldwide.




  • Develop and qualify/verify/validate/transfer bioanalytical assays to support various functions, such as routine manufacturing, product discovery, proof of concept studies and candidate selection.
  • Characterize products and impurities to support process/product development, formulation development, licensure, and product investigations.
  • Support QC labs by: supporting developed assays throughout their lifecycle, trending assay data, and supporting continuous improvement initiatives (where applicable)
  • Perform GxP compliant testing as required to support manufacturing, product release & stability or nonclinical/ clinical studies.





  • Participate in the development and/or optimization of bioanalytical methods to support R&D and quality laboratories
  • Participate in bioanalytical method validations/verifications and transfers, including assisting with authoring of associated protocols and reports
  • Support quality control laboratories by assisting with assay troubleshooting where required and trending assay data
  • Support Emergent’s quality culture by: adhering to all effective SOPs and safety requirements, documenting laboratory work consistent with GxP requirements, taking action where deficiencies are found and identifying continuous improvement opportunities
  • Utilize scientific knowledge to contribute to development projects
  • Work productively with other team members as well as on independent assignments
  • Receive and test samples; perform routine laboratory procedures
  • Make detailed observations, analyze data using appropriate statistical techniques (where applicable), report data as appropriate and interpret results
  • Maintain laboratory records and inventory for supplies and reagents
  • Perform preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on bioanalytical / laboratory / scientific methodologies and techniques
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in accordance with standard laboratory practice and procedures


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned. 




University degree or technical diploma in chemistry, biology or related field of study



Minimum of two years directly related experience in a recognized professional or technical/scientific field. Experience in a pharmaceutical cGMP environment is an asset, but is not required.



  • Competence in laboratory and scientific practices, including maintaining sufficiently detailed and compliant laboratory records.
  • Ability to operate common scientific equipment and instrumentation (e.g. spectrophotometer, centrifuge, biological safety cabinet)
  • Understanding of immunology, immunochemistry and molecular biology concepts, statistics, sources of error and reporting of data
  • Basic knowledge of analytical method validation
  • Skill in interpretation of data to support research and development work
  • Skill in communication of information in both written and verbal forms.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; can work collaboratively with others.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel
  • Basic knowledge of pharmaceutical GLPs and GMPs
  • Knowledge of general laboratory techniques and chemical and biological safety practices
  • Working knowledge of how to interpret/use information derived from hazardous product regulations that include WHMIS 2015 (GHS) and Canadian BioSafety Standard(s)



  • Citizenship/Permanent Resident or Valid Work Permit.
  • Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Check.
  • Medical assessment required for this position.


Interested? Please visit www.emergentbiosolutions.com under the career section to apply today!


As part of our team, you'll join talented and inspiring colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. We offer highly diverse career opportunities, a supportive culture, competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and an extensive benefits package. Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
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