Research Technician - Formulation Solutions

110 - PC · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department 110 - PC
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About Precision NanoSystems Inc. (PNI)

Precision NanoSystems Inc. (“PNI”) is a manufacturer of instruments, kits and reagents in the global nanomedicine market providing tools for drug development and cell-specific delivery to study, diagnose and treat disease. PNI’s NanoAssemblr family of instruments allow scientists to rapidly develop novel nanomedicine drug candidates for pre-clinical testing.  PNI’s NanoAssemblr Scale-up platform enables the translation of these drug candidates to clinical testing and eventually to commercial use. PNI’s NanoAssemblr™ Transfection Reagents use nanomedicine technology to deliver genetic materials in primary cells vitro and in vivo, enabling disease researchers to easily study gene function in high-value models of disease. PNI sells its products to leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and leading academic institutions in over 20 countries worldwide.

Position Summary

The Research Technician will be responsible for providing support to research staff in execution of laboratory experiments and assist in lab management.


Areas of Responsibility

  • Manufacture nanoparticle formulations using PNI’s NanoAssemblr Instruments.
  • Perform analysis to determine the physico-chemical properties of nanoparticle formulations such as DLS measurement, RiboGreen assay, ELISA, Western Blot or other routine lab or molecular biological assays.
  • Prepare reagents, buffers and equipment for use in the experiments.
  • Prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), reports and technical presentations.
  • Assist in general lab management such as organization and cleanliness of lab.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Experience

  • A BSc in a Life Sciences discipline or other relevant disciplines.
  • Prior experience working in a research laboratory will be an asset.
  • Experience in analytical assays, strong analytical and troubleshooting capability.
  • Experience in aseptically handling of sterile materials such as tissue cultures, buffer solutions, etc. in Biosafety cabinets.
  • Experience in standard molecular biology techniques such as ELISA, etc. and working with plate readers, DLS instrument, UV-Vis spectrophotometry is an asset.
  • Must be a resourceful, proactive, detail-oriented individual.
  • The individual must be a team player who thrives in a dynamic environment with multiple tasks, changing priorities and aggressive deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate and interact with all levels in the organization.
  • Be able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs.


PNI provides a competitive compensation and benefits package with excellent opportunities for personal growth.


Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Posting valid until filled. No solicitors please.


Precision NanoSystems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    110 - PC
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience