Sr Scientist, Innovation Research


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.




Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking a Sr Scientist, Innovation Research for our Innovation & Pipeline Research Department. The select candidate will possess a PhD in Biological Sciences (e.g. Virology, Microbiology, Immunology, etc.) or equivalent, an M.Sc. with a minimum of 5-7 years of related experience depending upon area of responsibility in a scientific discipline. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of post-doctoral experience, have served as a project leader within active research programs within biopharmaceutical industry, government or academic setting and has active publication efforts. Must have the ability to drive records, overcome obstacles and achieve results with budget and timeline specifications. 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.




The Sr Scientist, Innovation Research is responsible for design, implementation, conduction, and interpretation of experiments with minimal guidance. This role will focus on the identification, evaluation, and implementation/integration of innovation initiatives, while supporting the development of other programs within the Therapeutics Business Unit (TxBU). In addition, the role includes advancement of platform technologies and evaluation of new candidates (internal and external asset development) for product pipeline expansion, alongside mentoring junior research scientists within the organization.




  • Contributes to departmental strategic operational planning and prioritization that leads to new or improved products or systems. Contributes to strategic operational planning, prioritization, and evaluations within the TxBU as part of the R&D team.
  • Expands fundamental knowledge in own discipline and developing broader skills with application to serve or lead technical teams within the department of goal and objectives within selected programs; Serves as subject matter expert within department or external to department for selected programs or innovation technologies.  Designs, implements, and conducts studies for products early in development.  Plans, designs, and initiates studies, and analyzes the data in preparations for reporting/manuscripts.
  • Contributes to project review including the monitoring, analysis of data (metrics and measures), and timely action to ensure that process outcomes are achieved and that deviations are prevented.
  • Authors or reviews research reports, grant proposals, executive summaries, manuscripts for publication/presentation, SOPs, and policies as required.  May contribute to due diligence of assets under consideration for M&A, or evaluations to secure agreements or licensing.
  • Collaborates with other internal groups within Research & Development, Clinical, Regulatory Affairs and, Project Management to ensure common goals are met.
  • Acts as a mentor to research scientists and junior personnel within R&D; Upholds and lives company core values; adheres to all effective SOPs and safety requirements.
  • Presents internally for Innovation and Pipeline Research to department and TxBU leadership; externally during selected conferences/meetings. Maintains knowledge in areas of study and evaluations, contributes knowledge as in house and outside consultant as required.  Uses professionalism and follows company policies as representative of department. 
  • May participate in both the reduction to practice and concept development in support of new or existing patents.
  • Supports contributions towards regulatory meetings with FDA, Health Canada, EMA, etc.  Ensures studies and activities conducted within the department are product development phase appropriate.  May be involved in animal model development and validation, in vitro immunobiology studies, and assay development in support of efficacy and safety testing of biologics and/or generating in vitro and in vivo data to support investigational new drug filings for product candidates.
  • Exercises independent judgement in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria within primary area expertise


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. 




  • PhD degree in Biological Sciences (e.g. Virology, Microbiology, Immunology, etc.) or equivalent.  M.Sc. with a minimum of 5-7 years of related experience depending upon area of responsibility in a scientific discipline.
  • 5+ years of post-doctoral experience (preferred), has served as a project leader within active research programs within biopharmaceutical industry, government or academic setting and has an active publication record.



  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products is required; Familiarity with Microsoft Project or project planning software equivalent considered an asset.  
  • Knowledgeable with experimental design, principles, concepts and interpretation of biopharmaceutical product development (e.g. assay development/product characterization for identity, activity/potency and purity)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Health Canada, FDA and ICH regulatory requirements and procedures applicable to Clinical Research and Product Development considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and understanding of manufacture of pharmaceutical cGMP environment considered an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a matrix environment is highly desirable.



  • Ability to drive efforts, overcome obstacles and achieves results within budget and timeline specifications.
  • Experience in presentations in public or regulatory settings. Excellent organizational, analytical, leadership, problem solving, and interaction skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly diverse and fast paced, team environment.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills as well as Microsoft computer skills required.



  • Citizenship/Permanent Resident or Valid Work Permit.
  • Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Check.


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



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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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