Quality Control Associate – ANGLE Biosciences Inc., Toronto

Toronto, Canada

ANGLE is a world-leading liquid biopsy company with offices in Guildford (UK), Toronto (Canada) and the  Greater Philadelphia area (US). ANGLE’s proven patent protected liquid biopsy platform products have the  potential to be used in cancer diagnostics to enable early, accurate identification of an individual’s condition for  the prevention, treatment, and monitoring of disease.

With 1 in 2 UK people being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime*, ANGLE’s liquid biopsy technologies have  the potential to help clinicians select the most appropriate drugs and therapies for an individual patient. As such,  our technologies support the development of Precision Medicine.

In 2021 we opened GCLP compliant clinical laboratories in Guildford (UK) and the Greater Philadelphia area (US)  to provide “pharma services” for cancer drug trials and, once the labs are accredited, laboratory developed tests  (LDTs) for patient management. The pharma services business offers dynamic analysis of patient condition before,  during and after the patient receives the drug, assessing both CTCs and CTC clusters recovered from a simple  blood test.

We are also pursuing an FDA product clearance for the Parsortix system and have submitted a full De Novo  submission, which is currently in substantive review with FDA.

*Source: Cancer – NHS (www.nhs.uk) 

This is an exciting time at ANGLE and our Research and Development facilities in Toronto are looking for a Quality Control Associate. The Quality Control Associate organizes and conducts in-process quality tests and  final tests for the products produced by the company, including microarray consumables and biomedical assays  and their components. The QC Associate provides QC support for all functions of the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct incoming inspection of raw materials
  • Conduct in-process testing of components and products manufactured by the company according to standard  operating procedures
  • Conduct final release tests
  • Release/quarantine in-process materials based on inspection or test results
  • Qualify, maintain, and calibrate, measuring and test equipment in accordance with schedules and safety  requirements
  • Conduct in-house calibration and support external calibration activities
  • Identify and record any problems relating to the product, process, and quality system
  • Maintain quality records in accordance with documented procedures
  • Participate in the development or revising of QC related SOPs and Work Instructions
  • Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels
  • Support Manufacturing and R&D activities as required
  • Perform such other duties and responsibilities that are consistent with the role of a Quality Control Associate  or as may be assigned from time to time

Required Experience, Education and Knowledge:

  • BSc. in Life Sciences OR an equivalent combination of commercial experience and formal education
  • 3 years’ experience working in a regulated environment in the biomedical or pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven experience in quality control testing
  • Familiarity with Canadian and international regulatory and quality assurance regulations
  • Experience operating in an ISO certified environment
  • Working knowledge of appropriate regulatory requirements (e.g. cGMP, ISO, WHMIS, Occupational Safety)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Key Attributes:

  • Exemplary customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Good visual inspection skills combined with tolerance for repetitive work
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Committed to continuous improvement of processes and products
  • Willingness and flexibility in undertaking new tasks
  • A driver of commitment to quality throughout the company
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment
  • An eye for detail and commitment to high quality data
  • Continuous learner with a keen appetite for cross-disciplinary work
  • Possess a flexible, can-do approach to the requirements of the job
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and work ethic

How to Apply

Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter to jobsABI@angleplc.com or apply directly to our website  at https://angleplc.com/careers/ 

Please reference the position: “Quality Control Associate”.

All applications will be kept confidential. We thank all candidates for their interest, but only candidates selected  for an interview will be contacted.

Please no recruiters.

At ANGLE Biosciences Inc. we are committed to maintaining and developing a qualified workforce that reflects  the diverse population it serves, and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals. We value diversity and  we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability,  national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law. We are  also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you  to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.

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