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Commission, Qualification and Validation (CQV) Specialist

Biodextris is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) serving the biologics and vaccines industries.  Our facilities are based in Laval, QC.

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate for a Commission, Qualification and Validation (CQV) Specialist position responsible for supporting commissioning, qualification, and validation (CQV) activities for equipment, facilities and utilities utilized for development, manufacturing and analytical testing of the clinical-phase vaccine and biotherapeutic programs.

Candidates are expected to have demonstrated experience in the execution of validation activities within regulated industrial pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, or life-sciences organizations. The incumbent will report to the CQV/Project Manager.

Position Summary

Specific tasks include:

  • Execute validation deliverables such as CQV documentation, including installation, operational and/or performance qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) for equipment, utilities and facilities, including manufacturing cleanrooms, analytical and development laboratories.
  • Author and/or review documentation, including CQV protocols and reports, standard operating procedures (SOPs), user requirement specifications (URS), functional and design specifications (FS/DS), risk assessments and others if applicable according to GMP guidelines.
  • Coordinate activities with Validation project teams, including external consultants and service suppliers.
  • Support change control, investigations, and corrective and preventative action (CAPA) activities.
  • Provide technical support and expertise to the end users and quality resources.
  • Provide technical support for the execution of the periodic qualification program, including calibration and preventative maintenance activities.
  • Maintain Good Documentation Practices when completing GMP documents.
  • Ensure controlled and/or regulated project documents and records are initiated, advanced, completed and maintained in accordance with Biodextris’ Quality Management System (QMS) and relevant regulatory guidelines, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Track/monitor and provide timely, accurate information regarding the status of tasks.
  • Coordinate with other departments and management to optimize validation processes.
  • Maintain personal training file and assist in training of other staff.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with internal and external associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.
  • Practice safe work habits and adheres to company safety/security procedures and guidelines


Education and Experience:

Theoretical and practical scientific knowledge and expertise/experience typical of:

  • Eng, B.Sc/M.Sc or equivalent in Engineering or Life-Sciences related field; Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or Microbiology or equivalent with 2+ years relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experienced in the execution of CQV protocols for laboratory equipment, bioprocessing equipment, cleanroom facilities and/or supporting utilities.
  • Familiarity with deviations, change controls, CAPAs, SOPS and/or Batch Records in relation to regulated manufacturing activities.
  • Demonstrated experience working in compliance with Canadian, USA and European Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly and to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams and diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of standard office software, i.e., MS Office.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

Application: Send resume and cover letter by email to

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