• 07-Mar-2013 to 15-Apr-2013 (EST)
  • Vancouver, BC, CAN
  • Full Time

PCI is seeking a qualified Instrumentation Specialist in support of our clients in Vancouver and Burnaby BC. The Instrumentation Specialist reports directly to the Team Manager or Director. This position is non-exempt. Up to 25% travel may be required.

This position is for preventive maintenance, repair, and calibration of laboratory instrumentation.

Desired skill sets include any of the following areas:

General Laboratory Equipment, such as

  • incubators
  • centrifuges
  • balances
  • refrigerators and freezers
  • stability chambers
  • chromatogaphy (HPLC or GC)
  • spectrophotometers
  • other general laboratory equipment as needed by our clients.

Genomics Equipment, such as

  • RT-PCR
  • bioanalyzers
  • gel imagers
  • scintillation counters
  • cytometers

Histology Equipment, such as

  • microtomes
  • slide stainers
  • tissue processors
  • harvesters
  • homogenizers
  • microscopes

Liquid Automation / Robotics, such as

  • liquid handlers
  • plate stackers
  • plate readers
  • plate washers


The Instrumentation Specialist is expected to provide onsite analytical services as it relates to startup projects, installations, fixed-duration contracts for existing facilities, and long term contracts for existing facilities.

Duties may include:

• Instrument specifications, installation, calibration, scheduled maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting.
• Some consulting services with clients for new projects, additional instrumentation and resource needs.
• Understand and execute GMP and compliance practices as it relates to PCI clients and their instrumentation needs.
• Resource scheduling, account management and maintaining PCI client/project files in accordance with company procedures.


Special Skills Required:

• Laboratory instrument maintenance and repair.
• Mechanical and electrical repair experience.
• Ability to interpret proposals and coordinate activities to accomplish the approved scope
• Extensive experience with MS Office products.
• High attention to detail. 
• Keen assessment skills and the ability to interpret & apply company's management philosophy.
• Excellent customer service skills.

Experience & Education Required:

• A two-year degree or higher in Life Sciences, Engineering, Electronics, or other related technical field (or equivalent military training) 
• Two or more years of intense laboratory instrumentation experience in the pharmaceutical industry or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Non-pharmaceutical industry experience may be considered. 

This position has been closed and is no longer available.


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Applicants may request a reasonable accommodation if they are limited in their ability to use or access the online application system as a result of a disability. Applicants requesting accommodations in the application process or in the interview process should call our Organizational Development Department, 919-239-8986 or email OD@pci-llc.com

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