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Product R & D Manager

April 10 2018
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Pharmaceutical, Research & development, Research and development, Medical research
Nanaimo, BC

Tilray is a federally licensed producer of medical cannabis. We are committed to setting the gold standard of care and excellence in our industry. We believe that commitment starts with a great work environment and benefits for our associates.

Looking to develop your career at the forefront of a rapidly expanding industry?

Ready to apply your talents to make a positive difference in the lives of patients across the country?

We are looking for flexible, dedicated, and motivated Product R&D Manager who wants to be a part of a team that is passionate about our products and the success and growth of our business. 

We are seeking a Product R&D Manager to support the design and formulation of a diverse range of cannabis-infused product applications. Reporting to the Chief Science Officer, the Product R&D Manager will be responsible for product development strategy in accordance with regulatory standards and standard operating procedures.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Lead in the development of novel cannabis-based formulations, drug delivery technologies and products
  • Assist with scale-up from development to production quantities, in collaboration with plant production personnel
  • Develop manufacturing instructions, scale up batches, and transfer processes into manufacturing
  • Review and establish specifications with the Chief Science Officer for novel products and processes
  • Provide Chief Science Officer with investigational or summary reports on an as needed basis
  • Maintain compliance to all health and safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices, and regulatory requirements
  • Provide cost and man-hour estimates associated with R&D project proposals
  • Establish milestones, timelines, and deliverables for product development activities, to be provided to Chief Science Officer on a project basis
  • Ensure all analytical facilities, equipment and procedures are maintained and operated according to applicable regulatory requirements and SOPs
  • Review and evaluate data, test methods, reports in proper and timely fashion 
  • Independently analyze work process and incorporate changes in schedule or deadlines; prioritize multiple demands and competing priorities for efficient use of the groups' time
  • Schedule, plan and organize activities to meet timeline for submissions and other Regulatory filings
  • Provide leadership and direction to R&D laboratory personnel for all laboratory activities
  • Manage expectations within the group and address performance issues

Our ideal candidate should have:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical/process engineering, or related discipline
  • 5 years proven track record in full cycle drug formulation from Product Development to Manufacturing
  • 5 years of experience in drug development in a relevant industry, with a focus on formulation, process development and scale-up
  • Experience in cGMP manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of process validation principles
  • Ability to be independent and prioritize/handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Comfortable operating process equipment and ability to quickly learn new equipment
  • Experience in natural product extraction and/or purification role would be an asset
  • Experience in start-up environment would be an asset
  • Must possess written and verbal communications expertise, demonstrated leadership, initiative and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Must have the ability to obtain A/RPIC status as per Health Canada Access ti Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations network