Research Scientist




Permanent position


Research and Development / Cell Production


Québec City


Reporting to the Director, Cell Production, you will take part in the division’s research program, the overall purpose of which is to develop strategies related to human cell culture, differentiation and production for medical applications. You will supervise the team responsible for manufacturing cell and tissue products in a cGMP environment.

More specifically, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Research Assistants team responsible for technology transfer and cell manufacturing. You will lend your technical expertise to the development of cell culture processes at Héma-Québec. You will be responsible for assessing culture quality using a range of analytical assays and conducting various tests to characterize the phenotypic and functional profile of the cells that are produced. You will produce evaluation reports and take part in interdisciplinary R&D initiatives with research scientists associated with the cell production program and help promote Héma-Québec’s reputation in scientific circles by delivering presentations and meeting with partners. Moreover, you will participate in writing grant applications and, if applicable, draft and prepare patent applications.


You have a PhD in science and at least five years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology field, specifically as it relates to the development, optimization and upscaling of cell culture processes. You have hands-on experience in the manufacturing of human cells, the development of culture processes and/or the industrial transfer of manufacturing processes associated with biopharmaceutical products. In addition, you have a supervisory, team management and project management background. You are known for your scientific leadership and your teamwork and collaborative skills. You are able to handle several projects at once and prioritize tasks with ease. Fluency in French and English would be considered a strong asset.

Héma-Québec is committed to the equal access employment program and invites women, Aboriginal people, members of visible and ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.