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Manufacturing Lab Operations Associate



Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

About us:

Nomic was founded with the purpose of making biology easier to measure. To do this, we have untangled some of the most difficult problems in protein profiling. Our team is combining DNA nanotechnology, high-dimensional flow cytometry, laboratory automation, and machine learning to develop the world’s highest throughput proteomic platform: the nELISA.

Since spinning out of McGill University, we have partnered with and provided platform access to dozens of drug discovery groups including GSK, 4 of the top 10 pharmas, and leading biotechs. We have recently launched a state of the art manufacturing and protein profiling facility that enables multiplexed measurement of >2.5M samples a year, generating an effective 500M protein assays in the process.

We are building a diverse team of engineers, scientists, and world-changers. We like to break down difficult problems using a first principles approach, often leveraging the latest breakthroughs from across the scientific and technological spectrum to drive our mission forward.

Nomic is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with a satellite research lab in Boston, Massachusetts. The majority of our team is based in Montreal and works in a new, shared office/laboratory space with an in-person, but flexible work-from-home, policy.

About the Role:

As a Manufacturing Lab Operations Associate, you will join a dedicated team leading the manufacturing efforts of our technology, which is utilized for profiling and analyzing customer samples. Following comprehensive cross-training on our manufacturing procedures, you will play a crucial role in the manufacturing cycle and contribute to the continuous improvement of manufacturing workflows. This position emphasizes bench work and extensive use of automation. You will operate various instruments, to conduct reproducible manufacturing experiments, and collaborate closely with the data team to review quality control data results. As you gain experience and familiarity with our processes, you will have opportunities to provide valuable feedback and suggest improvements to enhance the process's accuracy, reproducibility, and robustness.

What you will be doing:

  • You will manufacture antibody-complexes and their components with high reproducibility by adhering to established protocols and experimental procedures.

  • You will ensure all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and best practices are current and effectively implemented.

  • You will be engaged in brainstorming and problem-solving initiatives to continuously improve manufacturing processes.

  • You will become proficient in all manufacturing processes to operationally lead and support various experimental procedures.

  • You will maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.

  • This role will have opportunities to collaborate with other teams, including lab administration, software, and automation, to support laboratory operations.

  • This role will have opportunities to participate in other projects aimed at enhancing our platform.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Biology-related field or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years of wet lab experience and 1 - 3 years’ experience in the Biotech Industry.

  • Familiarity with biotechnological techniques such as ELISA, PCR, nucleic acid assays, protein expression/purification, cell culture, etc.

  • Proficiency in proteomic tools and methods, including flow cytometry, bead-based assays, and separation-based techniques.

  • Strong troubleshooting abilities, organizational skills, and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the capability to document work clearly and comprehensively.

  • A proactive team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

  • A strong desire to learn new techniques and improve existing processes.

  • Project management experience is a plus.

  • Fluency in English is required as our customers and vendors are primarily located in the USA. In addition, this position will interact with our team members within our USA entity.

Join us if you:

  • Connect deeply with our mission, ambition and sense of duty. Our mission isn’t marketing flash: we developed our technology to better measure biology and discover biomarkers for early disease detection. We firmly believe we will be successful in literally eradicating certain diseases by enabling them to be diagnosed earlier. We also believe that our hard work to bring this technology to its full potential is our duty.

  • Are up for a challenge and want to grow: We are a team of problem-solvers, and we continually put ourselves to the test and go into the unknown. We have a growth mindset, both on hard and soft skills, and we rely on each other to give critical and candid feedback to ensure that we can all reach our full potential.

  • Want to be at the cutting-edge of biotechnology. The nELISA is a new tool that leverages DNA nanotechnology to generate proteomic data more efficiently than ever before. You get to design, build and run the system that will run the technology going forward.

  • Love hands-on lab work, and want to take hold of key learnings from experiments, and use them to develop improved analytical methods to ensure the robust biological validation of immunoassays.

  • Prefer working and communicating within a diverse cross-functional team. You would get to interface with teammates from the Engineering, Operations, and Commercial teams on a daily basis, joining a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive team where your ideas will be valued.

If you are passionate about lab work, want to drive innovation in proteomics, and are eager to make a meaningful impact in the world, we invite you to apply and join us on our journey to redefine proteomics and the understanding of biology.