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Development Associate

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 6/19/2017 10:51:11 AM
  • 2731170
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Life Sciences
Location(s): Canada; Ontario; Toronto

About Us:
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GE Healthcare Life Sciences provides products and services used as tools for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, drug discovery and the latest in cellular technologies, thereby enabling our customers around the world to be more productive, effective and creative. Our motivation is to create better health for more people. Through our five decades of supporting the biopharmaceutical industry and its research partners to become more productive, we are helping to reduce costs, increase access and improve quality in the healthcare system. We use our expertise and know-how in imaginative ways to work with our customers to provide what's needed today and create products and solutions to enable the medical treatments of tomorrow.

We add value to our customers by:

  • Providing cutting-edge research tools that give deeper insights into cell function to enable disease diagnosis and the development of treatments.
  • Enabling manufacturing productivity: we provide solutions for the entire bioprocess workflow (i.e. start-to-finish bioprocessing) helping our customers to develop and manufacture biopharmaceuticals more efficiently.
  • Providing high quality support and maintenance services.
    We are the home of many famous brands, including Whatman, Amersham, Biacore, WAVE, Applied Precision and more. Learn more about GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Role Summary:
You will be part of a diverse bioengineering team focused on defining and executing process optimization and technology development projects within the cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine fields. You will provide technical expertise and will work within the team to define and execute project tasks. You will be a leader in bringing new and innovative products to market to enable life-saving advances in cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Project task execution for process optimization and technology development programs in cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine. This includes experiment planning and execution, data analysis, documentation and reporting;
  • Execute on project milestones as part of a diverse and multi-disciplinary team;
  • Provide technical expertise within the project team;
  • Perform cell culture as required for key experimental objectives;
  • Drive effective communication across the organization and leadership team;
  • Assist in the evaluation of new and existing technologies to improve workflows;
  • Demonstrate continuous integrity, credibility and positivity, and motivate others to do the same;
  • Continuously grow and adapt in a fast-moving field to keep yourself and the organization at the forefront of the cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine fields;
  • Assist and train others as necessary; and,
  • Other duties as required. Work Environment:
  • CL2 laboratory. Possible exposure to chemical, biological or other hazardous substances.
  • Working at a computer for data entry and analysis.
  • May be required to be available outside of standard working hours.

  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in bioengineering, chemical engineering, bioprocess, biotechnology, cell biology, or a related field;
  • Hands-on experience working with human cell cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to complete tasks in accordance with project plans and deadlines;
  • Strong English written and oral communication;
  • Excellent communication and intrapersonal skills are required; and,
  • Must be flexible to support research activities outside of normal business hours as needed.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Hands-on experience working with human primary and/or stem cell cultures
  • Experience with cell processing (e.g. isolation, selection, activation, expansion, harvest, cryopreservation);
  • Experience with cell characterization (microscopy, cell counting, flow cytometry, etc.);
  • Experience in high throughput screening is highly desired
  • Experience with statistical design and analysis is highly desired;
  • Intermediate-to-advanced proficiency with computer productivity software (e.g. MS Office, Wrike, etc.) and a range of technical applications (e.g. MiniTab, FlowJo, Matlab, etc.);
  • Self-directed and self-motivated. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.

Locations: Canada; Ontario; Toronto

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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