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Senior Associate, Biomaterials CMC

Aspect Biosystems

Aspect Biosystems

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

We are seeking a Senior Associate, Biomaterials CMC to join our technical operations team. This role is critical in advancing the development and scale-up of biomaterials essential for the development of our bioprinted tissue therapeutics. Working closely with the Chief Technology Operations Officer and cross-functional teams, the Senior Associate will play a key role in the Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) department, ensuring the seamless transition of biomaterials from research and development into manufacturing for our bioprinted therapeutics. The contributions made in this position will have a profound impact on the future of healthcare by enabling the creation of bioprinted tissues that have the potential to revolutionize the treatment of currently incurable diseases.


  • Support the development and optimization of biomaterial formulations and processes.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to transfer processes from research to process development and to GMP manufacturing.
  • Conduct experimental work and data analysis to support process development and troubleshooting.
  • Participate in the qualification of vendors and biomaterials.
  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate records of experiments, protocols, and results.
  • Prepare and review technical reports, protocols, SOPs, and other CMC documentation.
  • Develop and implement CMC strategies for our biomaterials.
  • Participate in risk assessment and mitigation strategies for CMC development.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and contribute to the implementation of best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and quality standards
  • Communicate project progress and challenges effectively with team members and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to support CMC activities.


  • Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemical engineering, materials science, pharmaceutical sciences, or related discipline.
  • Professional Experience: You have 5+ years’ experience in a CMC role within the biotechnology, medical device, or pharmaceutical industry
  • Biomaterials Expertise: Demonstrated hands-on experience with biomaterials, particularly in their application to drug delivery systems, medical devices, or tissue engineering. Proficiency in formulation development, process scale-up, and techniques for biomaterial characterization.

Who you are

  • Detail-Oriented & Meticulously organized:You have outstanding attention to detail as well as experimental and process rigor. You take pride in your work and strive for excellence. You can multitask, prioritize competing deadlines and have a track record of delivering work on time
  • Intellectually Curious:You have a burning desire to learn more and aren’t afraid to ask questions.
  • Problem Solver:You love immersing yourself in difficult technical problems and coming up with solutions that work. You think outside the box and use your experience and intuition to identify when such solutions are realistic.
  • Thrive in Ambiguity:You are highly adaptable, agile, and poised when faced with change, ambiguity, and competing priorities.
  • Collaborative:You thrive in a multi-disciplinary team environment and believe that we can get further, faster by working together.
  • Effective Communicator:You are an active listener who can effectively communicate to different audiences in diverse situations.
  • Go-Getter:You work with a sense of urgency, are results-driven, and thrive in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary, and entrepreneurial environment. You are willing to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done.

The hiring range for this role is $62,000 - $88,000, annually. Our ranges are based on market data. Offered salaries will be based on a combination of factors including, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, skills, education, and experience. For candidates who exceed role requirements, we are open to exploring above-range offers. Note that base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at Aspect. Members of the Aspect team also receive equity, a comprehensive benefits package, and support for continuous learning and career progression.

Who We Are

Aspect Biosystems is a Canadian biotechnology company creating bioprinted tissue therapeutics to transform how we treat disease. Our bold team of innovators and entrepreneurs have joined us from all over the globe to create a new class of regenerative medicine and work towards a future where our bioprinted tissues are used to save lives and make people healthier. We are endlessly curious and wildly passionate about what we do. Every person on our team is a key contributor to our success and is eager to roll up their sleeves to make a difference in the ever-changing world of biotech. If you are committed to making a real impact and accelerating the development of life-changing therapies, we want to hear from you!

Curious about our current perks and benefits? Learn more here.

At Aspect Biosystems, our strength has always been in our diversity. Different people, thinking differently, unified in creating a world that is better for us all. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone on our team. All aspects of employment — including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or terminate — are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, provincial, or local law.

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