Supervisor, QC Chemistry


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 Supervisor, Quality Control for our Quality Control Department. The successful candidate will have 5 years of relevant experience accompanied by a bachelor’s degree in science. Must have a broad scope of technical knowledge to assist with modeling or design, complex troubleshooting, draft method validation protocols, and/or investigate complex deviations, and thorough knowledge of GMP and WHMIS and biohazard safety awareness. 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 Supervisor of Quality Control provides immediate supervision to a group of Quality Control employees in their successful execution of key quality responsibilities, assigned tasks, and checks work at frequent intervals to ensure that Quality Control objectives and accountabilities are met. A portion of time is normally spent performing individual tasks related to the unit. The Supervisor also serves as a resource of technical knowledge for established assays and exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.




  • Assign tasks, review work at frequent intervals, and maintain schedules for the lab employees.
  • Use analytical data and/or statistical concepts such as SPC, regression analysis, and product and material trends to understand variables impacting assay and process performance.
  • Lead laboratory investigations and provide oversight to the content of investigation reports, as well as lead complex nonconformance investigations.
  • Aid in the design of method validations and schedule the execution of validation study testing including method transfer activities.
  • Assess the compliance status of current test methods and equipment and benchmarks against industry practice and ensure compliance with established requirements.
  • Apply expertise to support change and risk management, including application of scientific and technical innovation.
  • Serve as system owner for one or more quality systems.
  • Assist in the maintenance of quality plans, including tracking and advancing initiatives, routinely reporting progress and maintaining documentation in a manner suitable for regulatory submission or inspection.
  • Coordinate/lead cross-functional teams in process mapping and other exercises designed to facilitate process and system understanding.
  • Lead the development, coordination and presentation of training materials from initial concept to program completion.
  • Coach employees through problems of diverse scope in which analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.  Directs subordinates to complete assignments using established guidelines, procedures and policies.
  • Coach employees in the areas of performance and provide routine guidance and performance feedback. Act as an advisor to the unit and resolve problems to meet business objectives.
  • Provide development opportunities to staff through training, development plans, participation in appropriately challenging activities and applying leadership architect concepts.
  • Work in collaboration with direct manager, subordinates, internal customers and other cross functional peers to gain alignment on sound quality decisions. 
  • Support workforce diversity, safety and adherence to company core values.


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. 



  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, accompanied by a bachelor’s degree in science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Requires a broad scope of technical knowledge to assist with modeling or design, complex troubleshooting, draft method validation protocols, and/or investigate complex deviations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of GMP and WHMIS and biohazard safety awareness
  • Scientific knowledge of standard practices in area of assignment
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques
  • Ability to conduct investigative interviews



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


Interested? Please visit 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.


  • Lead with Integrity
    • We gain trust and confidence through ethics, quality, and compliance excellence
  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.