Caprion

Finding proteins that hit the mark

Career Opportunities

Corporate culture

Caprion offers a dynamic and stimulating work environment, encouraging continuous innovation and the sharing of knowledge and ideas. We are proud to have built a strong team of highly motivated and skilled people.

We believe our success depends on the contributions and dedication of each employee. We are looking for individuals who are motivated by challenges and have the skills needed to evolve themselves and the company into the future.

Our world-class proteomics facility is situated within the Science Pavillion building of UQAM (Université de Québec à Montréal) in downtown Montréal.

Opportunities

 

MARKETING MANAGER


Caprion is seeking a highly qualified and experienced individual to direct and oversee the development of Caprion and ImmuneCarta’s marketing and public relations initiatives. Responsibilities will include management, planning, coordination and execution of advertising/promotion plans, tradeshow representation, market research and analysis, product marketing strategies, press releases and other public relations initiatives as well as electronic communications. The marketing manager will report to the SVP & Chief Business Officer.

Responsibilities:

Takes steps to measure, enhance, and enrich the position and image of a company through various goals and objectives. Primary responsibilities:

  • Plan marketing and branding objectives.
  • Prepare marketing strategies alongside other company executives and staff.
  • Prepare and adhere to budget.
  • Analyze market trends and recommend changes to marketing strategies based on analysis and feedback.
  • Oversee creation and delivery of press releases, advertisements, and other marketing and public relations materials.
  • Work with the designer on electronic ads and publications ensuring brand consistency and message consistency.
  • Gather and analyze customer insight.
  • Nurture and enrich all external perceptions of the company and growth of market share.
  • Engage customers on social media.
  • Deepen relationships with all media to ensure the most effective messaging and positioning of the organization.
  • Lead areas of marketing content generation and production across all media platforms.
  • Collaborate with sales and operations to develop strategic activities and implement the execution framework and strategic plan on identified opportunities.
  • Develop and lead a marketing team that will develop and execute new concepts, business models, channels and partners to position business as innovator and leader.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Master degree in the Life Sciences Field, MBA desirable.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working as a Marketing expert in the Life Sciences Industry with a proven track record of success.
  • Strong Science Background and/or thorough proteomics and/or immunology industry.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Strong ability to analyse and read the market, strategize and implement the most effective strategy to optimise value of services.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work competently in software programs including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Ability to work well in both a team environment and independently.
  • Bilingual (English and French) highly desirable.

 

SENIOR SCIENTIST SAMPLE PROCESSING / MASS SPECTROMETRY


Caprion is seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in protein chemistry/mass spectrometry/protein characterization to join a collaborative, proteomics focused scientific environment. Caprion’s leading and proprietary proteomics discovery technologies - ProteoCarta™ - enable the discovery of novel targets for therapeutics development and the identification of novel protein biomarkers that can significantly reduce risk and enhance clinical development productivity and decision making in pharmaceutical research. Caprion is based in Montreal, Canada and is looking to fill a Senior Scientist position as described below:

The focus will be on conducting label-free differential quantification and identification of protein biomarkers using the Thermo QExactive as well as conducting MRM-based assays for marker verification and validation, using the Ab Sciex QTRAP systems. This individual will work independently but closely with proteomics and bioinformatics scientists in a results-driven, collaborative environment. He/she will be responsible for the choice of experimental methodology, carrying out the analyses and providing interpretations and conclusions from the results in a report for each project in a timely fashion. The successful candidate will also advise the scientific team on general biomarker discovery questions, platform design, study design, and data analysis. The Senior Scientist is expected to propose and implement new sample analysis procedures and/or improve existing ones. You will train RAs to support your biomarker discovery experiments with abundant protein depletion, SCX and High-pH RP chromatography for sample fractionation as well as sample preparation following standard operating procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform sample preparation for a variety of biological materials.
  • Perform mass spectrometry analysis and interpret results to ensure validity of conclusions.
  • Hands-on experience in operating a variety of electrospray-based LC/MS systems with a high comfort level.
  • Responsible for method development both discovery and quantitative method. Ability to also perform method development and validation of PK assay of biomarker(s) and drug products such as biologics/biosimilars
  • Perform in-depth data analysis and interpretation for each experiment
  • Provide clear presentation and summary of analysis results and biological interpretation.
  • Design and execute experimental testing
  • Design and execute troubleshooting experiments
  • Propose and implement novel approaches to sample processing and mass spectrometry analysis.
  • Train Research Associate to perform new sample preparation or analytical techniques.
  • Provide scientific recommendations to improve the quality of results and the platform.
  • Monitor data quality and take responsibility for project execution in the laboratory.
  • Must be capable of working in a GLP environment

Skills Requirements:

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D in life sciences, chemistry or biochemistry (or equivalent).
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Prioritize, organize workload and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Capable of supervision for specific projects will be an asset.
  • May require working in BSL2 environment.
  • Solid understanding of mass spectrometry, molecular biology, protein chemistry.
  • The candidate must have excellent oral and written communications skills and be able to prepare project reports and make internal and client presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively as part of a fast paced research team.
  • Experience working in industry is a big plus.

 

SENIOR SCIENTIST PROTEOMICS / PROTEIN CHEMISTRY


Caprion is seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist with experience in protein chemistry/mass spectrometry/protein characterization to join a collaborative, proteomics focused scientific environment at its site in Menlo Park, California. Caprion’s leading and proprietary proteomics discovery technologies - ProteoCarta® - enable the discovery of novel targets for therapeutics development and the identification of novel protein biomarkers that can significantly reduce risk and enhance clinical development productivity and decision making in pharmaceutical research.

Overview:

The Senior Scientist will be primarily responsible for developing and running MRM-based assays for biomarker quantification using Agilent QQQ systems. He/she will also conduct label-free differential quantification and identification of protein biomarkers using the Thermo QExactive system. Knowledge and experience in sample preparation techniques for mass spectrometry analysis is required. This individual will spearhead study design, method development, data analysis, and reporting. He/she will work independently but closely with proteomics and bioinformatics scientists in a results-driven, collaborative environment. He/she will be responsible for the choice of experimental methodology, the writing of the study plan, carrying out the analyses and providing interpretations and conclusions from the results in a report or scientific manuscript for each project in a timely fashion. The successful candidate will also advise the scientific team on MRM development, platform design, study design, and data analysis.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform and supervise sample preparation for a variety of biological materials.
  • Perform mass spectrometry analysis and interpret results to ensure validity of conclusions.
  • Hands-on experience in operating a variety of electrospray-based LC/MS systems with a high comfort level is required.
  • Provide clear analysis of results and biological interpretation.
  • Write and review study reports and scientific manuscripts.
  • Provide significant input into the design of quantitative clinical proteomic studies.
  • Propose and implement novel quality control and sample or data analysis procedures.
  • Manage or train RAs to perform new sample preparation or analytical techniques.
  • Provide scientific recommendations to improve the quality of results and the platform.
  • Monitor data quality and take responsibility for project execution in the laboratory.

Skills Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Biochemistry or related field of study.
  • Five to ten years of work experience in proteomics and/or protein chemistry.
  • Solid understanding of mass spectrometry, molecular biology, protein chemistry.
  • Experience with Agilent QQQ and Thermo QE instrumentation.
  • High level of comfort with troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of analytical instrumentation.
  • Ability to analyze proteomics data and correlate with biochemistry.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present research and help write grants or grant reports.
  • Proficiency in use of computer software related to LC-MS and proteomic database searches is desired; minor VBA programming and proteomics data analysis/visualization is a plus.
  • The successful candidate will be self-motivated, highly organized and efficient and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be able to successfully adapt in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Experience working in industry is a plus.
  • Previous publications on biomarker discovery in biological fluids or tissues are a big plus.

 

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST - IMMUNECARTA


ImmuneCarta Services Inc. is seeking a qualified Principle Scientist. The Principal Scientist works independently and acts as a scientific leader in the planning, conduct and management of immune monitoring (IM) projects; Ensures that projects are performed in accordance to clinical protocols, SOP and GLP/GCLP when applicable; Is accountable for overall scientific quality and regulatory compliance of projects; Interacts with clients regarding scientific and general projects issues; Interacts with QA for quality issues; Acts as a key resource person in the mentoring/training of scientific personnel. Represents ImmuneCarta Services at scientific meetings and participates in the preparation of scientific or technical materials (e.g. manuscripts, posters).

The Principle Scientist responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the planning and progress of study/project under her/his responsibility;
  • Designs and prepares detailed study-specific workplans, IM approaches and supporting documentation for IM protocols and assays;
  • Interacts regularly with clients, clinical sites and ImmuneCarta management concerning project issues, and documents properly study-related interactions and communications;
  • Prepares preliminary budget for immune monitoring projects including an assay plan to be reviewed by, and discussed with management and clients;
  • Manages, trains, supervises and mentors laboratory personnel (e.g. research assistants and technicians) working on her/his projects;
  • Ensures that projects are conducted as per preset timelines;
  • Performs analysis of experimental FACS data or supervises such analyses done by laboratory personnel to ensure scientific integrity and compliance with SOP when applicable;
  • Prepares preliminary and final reports and ensures that all study-related data is appropriately maintained and archived;
  • Participates actively in the preparation and conduct of clients or regulatory body audits;
  • Participates in the development of new in vitro assays as per client needs, including the assay validation phase;
  • Provides scientific guidance as a high-quality resource person and contributes to the scientific leadership of ImmuneCarta Services.
  • Approaches work methodically and systematically. Establishes priorities from among a number of demands. Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills;
  • Communicates clearly and confidently and has excellent interpersonal skills. Is fluent in French and English (written & spoken).
  • Must be skilled to work in a high-stress and multi-tasking environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Must accept to perform duties or supervise activities in Bio Safety Level (BSL) 1 or 2 facilities where biological samples may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous viruses such as HIV, HCV, or CMV.

Experience:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent training in life sciences, preferably in immunology, virology, microbiology or molecular biology.
  • A minimum of 3 years post-doctoral experience or equivalent position
  • Knowledge of modern immunology, IM methodologies and clinical trial design and regulations; knowledge of flow cytometry techniques and its generic applications in the field of IM; knowledge of cell-based assays to monitor adaptive and innate immune responses;
  • Knowledge and understanding of GLP regulations and other regulatory guidelines sufficient to carry out GLP studies.

 

DIRECTOR OF BIOINFORMATICS


In this role as Director of Bioinformatics (BI), reporting to the Vice-President, Scientific Operations, you will lead Caprion’s bioinformatics/statistics group and will be a team player with leadership skills and experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall team supervision ;
  • Team development including individual team member coaching, goal setting, technical mentorship and enforcement of best practices;
  • Developing and implementing workflows as well as tools to process and manage data in an effective and timely manner;
  • Organizing and leading the team to ensure a robust and scalable platform;
  • Developing and implementing training programs for staff to build an environment of high performance;
  • Providing accurate estimation of bioinformatics/statistics effort for projects based on scope of work;
  • Proper allocation of resources to staff projects appropriately;
  • Directing the work of staff applying bioinformatics/statistical tools;
  • Collaborating with Study Directors and Process Leaders to ensure that project objectives are met and are completed on time;
  • Ensuring effective communication within and across teams as well as Caprion sites (Menlo Park and Montreal);
  • Keeping abreast of new bioinformatics/statistical tools and software for proteomic analysis;
  • Recommending new systems and processes to improve current proteomic platform;
  • Testing new and updated bioinformatics/statistical tools and software;
  • Collaborating with software developers in the development and modification of commercial bioinformatics software;
  • Developing and delivering presentations and updates for senior management and Caprion customers;

Requirements:

  • The qualified individual will possess a Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related field, along with 5+ years of experience in the Bioinformatics field and 3+ years of direct management experience in life sciences.
  • Direct experience with “Omics” data analysis is an asset and knowledge of biomarkers and clinical drug development is a plus.
  • Works closely with business management and charting a cogent Bioinformatics strategy at the scientific level, including designing the enabling technology/information management solutions and leading their successful execution.
  • You should have the ability to integrate different perspectives and deliver enterprise-wide strategic impact; with a successful track record in a sophisticated technology organization, preferably in a research-intensive and entrepreneurial environment.
  • You need a broad business and scientific perspective, not just technical knowledge;
  • Excellent problem solving abilities, communication and interpersonal skills; a keen ability to lead and motivate and superb management and strategic planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple short and long-term projects of varying complexity with flexibility in a dynamic environment where priorities are changing.
  • A strong results-oriented work ethic is required to ensure on-time high quality delivery of products to customers.
  • Abilities to build consensus and partnership around issues that help the organization thrive in a competitive biotechnology environment will be put to good use.

 


Interested candidates should submit their résumé by post or by email to:

Human Resources
Caprion
201 avenue Président-Kennedy, suite 3900
Montréal, Québec, Canada H2X 3Y7
careers@caprion.com

Please note, phone calls will not be accepted.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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