Like the Spartan warriors of Ancient Greece, we need smart, hard-working, and honorable team members who get things done.

10 Reasons to work at Spartan

We work because we believe in what we do.

No one punches the clock.

Supportive team.

We’re here for each other. No lone wolves.

Comfortable dress code.

Jeans and T-shirt if you’re not meeting customers.

Balance work and play.

You’re allowed to have a life.

We get things done.

No excuses. No red tape.

Speak your mind.

Students may challenge the CEO.

Waste not, want not.

We make the most out of what we have.

Meaningful mission.

Faster DNA results improve lives.

Help make history.

Bring the power of DNA testing to everyone.

There is such a thing as a free lunch after all.

Company lunch every Friday.

Job Postings

Due to the volume of applicants, please do not contact us by telephone or in person. We appreciate you taking the time to apply and thanks for your understanding.


To apply for any job posting, please send your resume and a brief cover letter to careers@spartanbio.com. Please include the job position title in the subject line of your email.

Spartan Bioscience is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Posting Date: April 2018

Description:

Spartan Bioscience is a leading biotech / biotechnology company in Ottawa, Ontario with a point-of-care medical device platform for DNA diagnostics. Spartan is seeking an experienced Director of Engineering / Senior Engineer, with a proven track record of delivering mechanical devices in a regulated environment, to join our team.

Do you want to work on something that really matters? Spartan is bringing rapid, portable DNA testing to the world. Our sample-to-result technology enables unprecedented portability and convenience in applications such as infectious disease, pharmacogenetics, and food and water safety testing. Rapid DNA results improve lives. We need your help to make this world a reality.


Responsibilities:
  • Sound understanding of product development and product design, including mechanical, software and electronic elements
  • Involvement in new products, product line extensions, or modifications to existing products
  • Interaction with multiple internal departments including test development, product line management, manufacturing and quality
  • Planning, allocating resources and determining tactics to execute the vision and mission of the company
  • Holding team accountable for delivering technically sound and customer-friendly products
  • Opportunity to guide and mentor the actual design work
  • Reports to the VP of Diagnostics

Qualifications (be very specific in your application):
  • 10+ years experience in product development
  • 5+ years as an Engineering Manager with proven team leadership and mentoring skills
  • Track record of delivering technically sound and customer-friendly products
  • Technically strong in the areas of mechanical design and systems design
  • Experienced leading teams in an ISO regulated environment
  • Experience in the Medical Devices field is a definite asset
  • Experience in earlier-stage interdisciplinary companies is an asset
  • Experience in ISO 9001 or 13485 regulated environments are required

Apply:

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to careers@spartanbio.com. Please include the job position title in the subject line of your email.

Posting Date: June 2018

Description:

Spartan Bioscience is a leading biotech / biotechnology company in Ottawa, Ontario with a point-of- care medical device platform for DNA diagnostics. Spartan is seeking an amazing implementation specialist to join Spartan’s sales team and help us bring the power of DNA testing to everyone.

Do you want to work on something that really matters? Spartan is bringing rapid, portable DNA testing to the world. Our sample-to-result technology enables unprecedented portability and convenience in applications such as infectious disease, pharmacogenetics, and food and water safety testing. Rapid DNA results improve lives. We need your help to make this world a reality


Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Director, Business Development to develop a project implementation plan for all new clients
  • Manage the implementation process internally and externally to understand customer expectations and ensure a successful roll-out
  • Work with Account Managers to coordinate all aspects of product implementation, including contracts, shipments and installation
  • Create documentation and tools for implementation process
  • Capture and communicate clients concerns and future needs internally
  • Track all communications and account updates in CRM
  • Travel primarily within Canada/US, possible international travel

Qualifications (be very specific in your application):
  • 3-5 years relevant experience with a proven track record for success
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Amazing communication skills and attention to detail
  • Experience bringing new products and technologies to market
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects to independently meet deadlines
  • Ability to independently plan and travel to domestic and international locations

Apply:

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to careers@spartanbio.com. Please include the job position title in the subject line of your email.

Posting Date: April 2018

Description:

Spartan Bioscience is a leading biotech / biotechnology company in Ottawa, Ontario with a point-of-care medical device platform for DNA diagnostics. Spartan is seeking an enthusiastic Python / Software Developer to join Spartan’s team of seasoned engineers.

Do you want to work on something that really matters? Spartan is bringing rapid, portable DNA testing to the world. Our sample-to-result technology enables unprecedented portability and convenience in applications such as infectious disease, pharmacogenetics, and food and water safety testing. Rapid DNA results improve lives. We need your help to make this world a reality.


Responsibilities:
  • Extend and maintain the Python code-base that powers our DNA testing devices
  • Our DNA testing device code-base runs on ARM Linux on a single board computer
  • Extend and maintain Python based web-stacks that power Spartan’s internal tooling
  • Our internal tooling code-bases run on x64 Linux with Nginx and Postgresql serving HTML/JS browser front-ends
  • As part of working in a small team, you will have some responsibilities extending into requirements and specification capture as well as debug and testing of your projects

Qualifications (be very specific in your application):
  • 3+ years Python development experience
  • Experience developing in Linux environments

Assets:
  • Previously worked in a regulated environment (eg: ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO/IEC 90003)
  • Familiarity with C#
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Deployment

Apply:

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to careers@spartanbio.com. Please include the job position title in the subject line of your email.

Posting Date: April 2018

Description:

Spartan Bioscience is a leading biotech / biotechnology company in Ottawa, Ontario with a point-of- care medical device platform for DNA diagnostics. Spartan is seeking a driven Sales Representative to join Spartan’s environmental testing division and help us bring the power of DNA testing to everyone.

Do you want to work on something that really matters? Spartan is bringing rapid, portable DNA testing to the world. Our sample-to-result technology enables unprecedented portability and convenience in applications such as infectious disease, pharmacogenetics, and food and water safety testing. Rapid DNA results improve lives. We need your help to make this world a reality.


Responsibilities:
  • Actively manage and grow assigned sales territory
  • Prospect and develop new, exciting business relationships
  • Coordinate product shipments, installation of equipment and training for new users
  • Deliver exceptional customer service and provide first-level technical support to all customers
  • Input all communications and account updates in CRM
  • Travel within Canada/US, possible international travel

Qualifications (be very specific in your application):
  • 2+ years experience in a customer facing role
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Amazing communication skills
  • Ability to independently plan and travel to domestic and international locations

Assets:
  • Experience with a CRM
  • Experience in environmental testing

Apply:

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to careers@spartanbio.com. Please include the job position title in the subject line of your email.

Posting Date: April 2018

Description:

Spartan Bioscience is a leading biotech / biotechnology company in Ottawa, Ontario with a point-of-care medical device platform for DNA diagnostics. Spartan is seeking an energetic and meticulous Software Engineer for DevOps to join Spartan’s team of seasoned engineers and help us bring the power of DNA testing to everyone.


Responsibilities:
  • You will create and maintain the IT infrastructure that's needed to support software code development and release in dedicated, multi-tenant or hybrid cloud environments.
  • You will select an appropriate deployment model, generate the testing protocol to validate releases.
  • After release, you will monitor performance and alert development staff of issues.
  • Work with the dev team to tackle the coding and scripting needed to test releases, determine the root cause of errors, and fix those errors.

Qualifications (be very specific in your application):
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years related experience
  • Linux, Python, Git
  • Infrastructure spin-up including AWS or Azure familiarity
  • Amazing interpersonal skills
  • Able to work well independently and within a small team

Assets:
  • Continuous integration – e.g. C# applications, Python service scripts
  • Windows Development & Test

Apply:

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to careers@spartanbio.com. Please include the job position title in the subject line of your email.

Posting date: June 2018

Description:

Spartan Bioscience is a leading biotech / biotechnology company in Ottawa, Ontario with a point-of-care medical device platform for DNA diagnostics. Spartan is seeking a motivated Reagent Manufacturing Technician to join Spartan’s manufacturing team and help us bring the power of DNA testing to everyone.


Responsibilities:
  • Assemble Spartan products in a laboratory environment according to the production schedule
  • Set up and operate production equipment in accordance with cGMP and SOP requirements
  • Maintain batch production records
  • Basic inventory management
  • Maintain workspace in a clean and high-functioning condition

Attributes:
  • You are self-motivated and enjoy repetitive tasks
  • You are conscientious, organized, and meet deadlines
  • You coordinate well with different departments
  • You work well independently and as part of a team to accomplish production requirements
  • You follow manufacturing instructions with a high attention to detail

Qualifications:
  • College degree in Biological Sciences (or a related field) or 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing and/or laboratory environment
  • Experience with PCR is an asset
  • Knowledge of manufacturing change control is an asset
  • Knowledge of ISO13485, ISO9001 is an asset

Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@spartanbio.com. Please include the job position title in the subject line of your email.

Posting date: May 2018

Description:

Spartan Bioscience is a leading biotech / biotechnology company in Ottawa, Ontario with a point-of-care medical device platform for DNA diagnostics. Spartan is seeking an energetic and meticulous Research Technician to help develop real-time PCR assays.


Responsibilities:
  • Conducting day-to-day R&D experimental activities and following standard practices to obtain data
  • Extracting, integrating, compiling and tabulating data, and reporting results to a Scientist supervisor
  • Documenting all experiments – as defined by company policy – with great attention to details
  • Maintaining lab in a clean and high-functioning condition
  • Troubleshooting technical difficulties as required
  • Assisting the team in documenting and updating SOPs as needed

Qualifications:
  • University (BSc or MSc) or College degree in Biological Sciences
  • Strong theoretical and practical (hands-on) experience in various standard nucleic acids laboratory procedures, especially real-time PCR
  • Prior work experience in biotechnology or medical device company is preferred
  • Previous experience in analytical or method validation, preferably in a GLP/GMP laboratory, is a plus
  • Strong commitment to achieving the highest quality results
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills

Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@spartanbio.com. Please include the job position title in the subject line of your email.