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Senior Manager Research & Development, Nucleic Acid Delivery

Datum: 15.09.2021

Standort: Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Unternehmen: Evonik Industries AG

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Senior Manager Research & Development, Nucleic Acid Delivery


Location: Burnaby, BC

Legal Entity: Evonik Canada Inc.

Business Line: Health Care



Evonik offers excellent benefits such as competitive compensation, benefit & pension plans, vacation and time off, and many wellness resources. And there is more...access to a Comprehensive Health Promotion program and Regional and Global resources for ongoing training and development. Best of all, you will work within a great team of professionals in an engaging workforce who value trust and openness. Are you looking to join a dynamic company with an exciting and expanding future in the pharmaceutical industry? Then Evonik is the next step in your career. Grow with us! Why Vancouver?


Why Vancouver?

Vancouver has something for everyone! British Columbia is beautiful and exciting. From the people, to the mountains, to the sprawling coastline, everywhere you look. Nestled on the warm Pacific Coast with the Rockies blocking cold arctic winds. Vancouver has the good fortune of being spared the typically chilly winters associated with Canada. Vancouver is often called ‘two cities in one’ because people are equally prone to enjoy the bustling nightlife and experiencing a plethora of activities in the surrounding nature. Imagine enjoying a day-long trek through our world-renowned rain forests, then heading into the city for a night out. Vancouver truly is as beautiful as people say and more.


 Evonik’s Vancouver business operations is a development partner to the world’s pharmaceutical companies for parenteral lipid nanoparticle drug products.  As an enabling contract development manufacturing organization (CDMO) partner, we offer drug formulation design, process development, scale-up, and clinical production.

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The Senior Manager of Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) in Vancouver will focus on Nucleic Acid Delivery and will be responsible for the development and creation of ideas and concepts for innovative parenteral drug delivery systems, in particular for LNP-based drug products suitable for the delivery of genetic drugs, and in close collaboration with the business the management of an Innovation Project Portfolio.


 As the Senior Manager, your responsibilities and strategic focus will include:

  • Guide the development of new pharmaceutical products, technologies, formulations, and applications from early feasibility studies to launch.
  • Provide support to technical staff and other project teams to resolve complex technical and formulation challenges.
  • Screen and evaluate the academic and industrial landscape for technologies identifying opportunities for partnering, licensing, and leading the scientific discussion with potential partners.
  • Establish, build, and guide a team of formulation and analytical scientists and engineers to expand scientific knowledge within the department.
  • Support the strategic direction of the business, e.g. through technical guidance, participation in M&A activities, scientific collaborations, and organizational set-up.
  • Drive the development of intellectual property, author external publications, posters, and presentations.


The following are the experience and skills needed to be a successful Senior Manager of RDI:

  • An advanced postgraduate degree, preferably in the Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences or Chemistry.
  • A minimum 5 years of experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent, working with LNPor polymeric-drug delivery and the physicochemical characterization of drugs and nanoparticle formulations.
  • Demonstrated experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) and Quality by Design (QbD) principles for formulation development, process development, and scale-up.
  • Experience working in a cGMP environment is an asset or the ability to quickly learn and apply cGMP and aseptic principles established by regulatory guidance.
  • Supervisory and project leadership experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication. Ability to network and build relationships inside and outside the company and to function in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment, working on multiple projects.



Your Application

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them
independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package.  To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.