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Reporting to the Manager, Research & Development, the Associate III plays a key role in the design and development of new bioLytical rapid point of care tests.  Working with a high level of independence and autonomy at the project level, the Associate will plan and carry out necessary activities, problem solve, and drive execution towards project goals and department plans


bioLytical Laboratories Inc. is a privately-owned Canadian company focused on the research, development and commercialization of rapid in-vitro medical diagnostics using its proprietary INSTI® technology platform.  bioLytical has won several local and industry awards, including BC Exporter of the Year in 2019. We have been named Lifesciences BC’s Growth Stage Med Tech Company of the Year and have been featured on BC’s Fastest Growing Companies four years in a row, including the Globe and Mail’s Fastest Growing Companies list in 2020. bioLytical moved to a significantly larger, state-of-the-art facility in Richmond in 2020 to accommodate the extraordinary growth achieved through our team.


INNOVATION in what we do, how we do it and how we think: Contributes new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes the initiative on projects.
NEVER SAY NEVER: Stays engaged until the goal is reached or project is completed. Overcomes barriers. Cares so much about the task at hand that the impossible is made possible.
SENSATIONAL to our clients, to our partners, to each other: Spirited team player, who adapts to new situations quickly and is beyond reliable.
TAKES OWNERSHIP of goals, decisions, actions, and results: Arrives on time and prepared, leads by example, follows through on commitments.
INSPIRED to excel: Demonstrates a passion for INSTI, our people and our projects. Is not complacent, shares knowledge freely, exhibits awareness of self, their surroundings, and the business.


  • Co-lead projects and act as Study Director for internal studies
  • Develop project plans, objectives and tasks objectives and participate in project planning and timeline discussions
  • Assist in preparing Project Management documents
  • Lead the drafting of test plans and execution of scientific studies include but not limited to official verification and validation testing and stability studies
  • Analysis test results and troubleshoot design challenges
  • Write technical reports on feasibility and performance, and act as reviewer of protocols and reports
  • Participate in risk management activities
  • Translate design outputs into procedures, testing methods and quality control release criteria
  • Support and lead design transfer, to ensure new designs, and design changes are accurately transferred to manufacturing
  • Translate design outputs into procedures, testing methods and quality control release criteria
  • Collaborate actively within and outside the department to complete projects and advance creative solutions and act as key contact point between departments and collaborators
  • Manage the use of resources and ensure their effective use
  • Present data within the company, routinely communicate complex ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers using high level skills and a range of media
  • Assist with training of team members, laboratory and production or other related personnel


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a life sciences discipline, preferably in biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, medical technology, biology, chemistry, or related science.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a research or clinical laboratory
  • Minimum 3 years’ industry experience in the development or manufacturing of IVD’s
  • Knowledge of or experience with GLP, GMP work preferred
  • Experience in a BSL2 laboratory an asset
  • Experience of 5S/Lean 6 Sigma an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral communication skills, and written communication skills are required
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief orientation and training period
  • Must have strong analytical and technical writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Access, Excel)
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Must be able to work with blood and blood-borne pathogens
  • Must be a go-getter that thrives in high energy environments


  • A competitive compensation package
  • Extended health benefits including dental – 100% employer contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid sick days
  • Bonus day off with pay on your birthday every year!
  • Full-size in-house fitness gym and shower facilities
  • Complimentary reserved parking
  • Opportunity to work with industry experts who are motivated and passionate about what they do but know how to have some fun
  • A chance to show off your dance moves and singing voice at the company parties and jump in to score a victory or lead the way in our outdoor games at the summer barbeques
  • The opportunity to join an ‘off the charts’ foodie culture in our large kitchen and try out your favourite recipes or enjoy the culinary delights as they hit the share table

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