ST - Student Chemist - Process Operations, 8 month term preferred

Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Brantford, ON, CA, N3T 6B8

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit: www.apotex.com.


Job Summary

Participates and assists in the safe and effective implementation and scale-up of process technologies complying with GMP and drug regulatory guidelines at Apotex Pharmachem Inc.

Job Responsibilities

  • Learn GMP, regulatory and safety concepts, and assists senior process chemists/engineers in the development of safe and effective implementation and scale-up plans of API manufacturing processes.
  • Under the direction of the process chemists/engineers, conducts experiments to support manufacturing operations.
  • Maintains the process operations lab.
  • Collects production batch data and analyse.
  • Assists in the timely preparation of GMP documentation as required.
  • Assists in the preparation of production campaign summaries.
  • Conducts on-the-floor monitoring of production in progress. Conducts in-process testing as required e.g. NMR and TLC’s.
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Education:
    • Enrolled in a 3rd or 4th year degree program of Science (Chemistry) or Chemical Engineering at a recognized academic institution
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Word, and Excel.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Self motivated, driven individual who is a team player with effective interpersonal skills.
    • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
    • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).



At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.
Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.