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Quality Control Chemist

April 10 2018
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Quality assurance and control - Validation, Chemistry
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?


Reporting to the Sr Quality Manager, and working closely with the Tilray management team the Quality Control Chemist will be responsible for ensuring analytical chemistry quality control testing is performed to ensure the highest quality, potency and purity of Tilray products.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Perform required analytical chemistry for quality control samples
  • Lead the development and maintenance of validated quality control methods
  • Maintain high quality laboratory documentation in accordance with applicable regulatory guidance and Site Standard Operating Procedures
  • Document test results, maintaining batch records and coordinating with Quality Assurance for batch approval and release
  • Perform calibration and maintenance on laboratory instruments
  • Assist in monitor use and inventories of laboratory chemicals and supplies, maintaining appropriate laboratory supply levels
  • Assist, coach and train laboratory technicians in the quality control laboratory
  • Identify areas of opportunity for improvement of analytical methods
  • Assist in development, and revision all Quality Control SOPs
  • Keep up to date with technical advances in analytical and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Stay abreast of current trends in regulatory requirements in the field of Quality Control
  • Review analytical methods, validation protocols, reports, and method transfer protocols
  • Review release and stability specifications. Propose and revise specifications as necessary
  • Review and approve all analytical data to support product testing, stability and release
  • Perform special projects on product problem solving and manufacturing process improvements.
  • Perform/Assist investigation on typical out-of-specification or out-of-trend test results, instrument malfunctions and methodology problems.
  • Suggest innovative methods of work and improvements to methods and procedures to improve working efficiencies and make use of new technologies. Consult relevant literature in order to obtain background information in relation to tests being undertaken
  •  In guidance with the supervisor, develop new methods and work on improving the efficiency of existing methods and Standard Operating procedures as assigned. 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of a M.Sc. (Chemistry. Biochemistry or Biotechnology) with 1 to 2 years' experience or B.Sc. (Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biotechnology) with 3 to 5 years' experience
  • A minimum of 1 years' experience with HPLC, GC-MS, and other analytical instrumentation is a requirement
  • Experience with method validation, GMP compliance and working creating SOP's
  • Must have the proven ability to organize and prioritize work for efficient operations
  • Substantial attention to detail is required
  • Proven ability to effectively use Microsoft Office Applications
  • Must have the ability to obtain A/RPIC status under Health Canada Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations network