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Senior Process Engineer Nucleic Acid Delivery

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Senior Process Engineer 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 Process Engineer in Vancouver will focus on Nucleic Acid Delivery.  They will be responsible for providing engineering solutions for new process developments in complex parenteral products to support the development and addition of proprietary technologies in Drug Delivery for generic drugs to leverage the full potential of nucleic acids as a new therapeutic modality. 


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

  • Provide engineering solutions to the Drug Delivery Department for new process developments in the area of complex parenteral products.
  • Create relevant GMP-relevant supporting equipment documentation e.g., Design & Functional Specifications (DS & FS), Process Flow Diagrams (PFD), User Requirements Specifications (URS), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and Technical Manuals
  • Effectively create, plan, coordinate, and execute engineering strategies for assigned projects starting from conceptual design and design experiments.
  • Research literature and engineering guidance documents published by ICH, FDA, EMA, Health Canada, ISPE, ASQ, etc. To maintain awareness of current best practices and regulations, recommend/propose new opportunities, and provide technical support to the development of Intellectual Property.


The following are the experience and skills needed to be a successful Senior Process Engineer MS in a relevant engineering field (preferably in Chemical Engineering) with experience in process development, process engineering, equipment design, and pilot plant operations.

  • Alternatively, MS in a relevant Biosciences field (Chemistry, Biochemistry) with experience in process development, process scale-up, equipment design, and pilot plant operations.
  • Five or more years of engineering experience in a highly regulated industry, preferably the pharmaceutical or medical device industry, emphasing new process development and design.
  • Knowledge of FDA, ISO, ICH, EMA, and Health Canada regulatory requirements and cGMP.
  • Knowledge and experience in the interpretation of GAMP, GEP, ISPE, and IEEE standards.
  • Knowledge of Project Management methodologies
  • Able to apply principles of Quality by Design
  • A good understanding and application of relevant scientific theories, principles, and methods
  • Familiarity or general working knowledge of other related technical fields and applications, and the capability to use and apply standard scientific procedures and techniques.
  • Proven ability to work on multiple activities in parallel and multi-faceted research studies or programs

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 https://careers.evonik.com.  VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER 145254

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.