Come work at Spartan.

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: May 2017


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 enthusiastic Field Application Specialist.

  • You will be responsible for both pre- and post-sales support. This includes troubleshooting and training, product demonstrations, technical seminars, and system installations. You will work with Sales, R&D, Quality, Manufacturing and Operations to analyze and improve products and processes.
  • You have the experience and critical thinking skills to sort out complex relationships between technology (software/devices) and applications (molecular biology/chemistry).
  • You are very comfortable meeting new people and interacting with groups. You make a great first impression. Friends describe you as outgoing and fun.
  • You can be given any task and run with it. We’re looking for motivated self-starters ready to help make DNA testing accessible to everyone.
  • 25-50% travel required—Spartan has customers and distributors worldwide including the U.S., Europe and Asia. You will be interacting with customers both remotely and on-site.

Qualifications:
  • BSc/MSc in Biological Sciences/Biochemistry/Biotechnology, or
  • BEng/MEng in Biomedical Engineering
  • Laboratory experience preferred
  • Computer and data analytics skills preferred

Apply:

In your cover letter, specifically answer the following in 100 words or less: Describe a personal experience where you have provided technical support to a peer or client. Elaborate on your approach and technique.

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 2017


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 NPD/NPI Engineer or Scientist. Responsibilities include:

Early Design

  • Collaborate with the R&D team to develop Design Input Requirements (DIRs) and specifications
  • Perform risk analysis and help establish design robustness
  • Preliminary Design For Manufacturability Assessment and PFMEA
  • Develop technical knowledge of product requirements Assist with building and testing prototypes and identifying sources of variation based on prototype test results
  • Track record of finding and qualifying external partners forcomponents/assemblies under tight time constraints

Late Design

  • Identify test methods to verify key specifications, assess process output, and mitigate risks
  • Document “Process” risks, create preliminary Bill of Materials (BOMs), storage requirements, expected shelf life, and draft manufacturing and QC procedures
  • Plan, develop and execute Process and Product verification protocols
  • Bring questions from manufacturing team back to R&D group for discussion
  • Reduce manufacturing failure modes, costs, and cycle time
  • Identify opportunities for process or material improvements

Attributes:
  • You are conscientious, organized, and meet deadlines
  • You coordinate well between different departments
  • You take initiative
  • You think logically and systematically
  • You are an excellent technical writer

Qualifications:
  • A 5+ year proven track record in New Product Introduction/design transfer
  • Engineering or Life Sciences degree
  • Experience with verification and process validation including statistical rationale
  • You have worked in development and manufacturing environments
  • Knowledge of manufacturing change control, and experience with CAPAs
  • Knowledge of ISO13485, ISO9001, and/or CFR820 is an asset

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: May 2017


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 looking for a conscientious Project Coordinator who will run, administer and organise various project activities in cooperation with the Project Manager.

  • You will be involved in projects that span both assay and device development and will work closely with the R&D team to coordinate activities, resources and information.
  • You will help identify and define project requirements, scope and objectives.
  • You will assist in preparing project proposals, timeframes, schedules and budgets.
  • You will monitor and track project progress with project management tools.
  • You are responsible for creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports.
  • You will report directly to the Project Manager and present updates to senior management as needed.

Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience in project coordination preferably in an ISO 13485 or 9001 environment
  • Strong organizational skills, multitasking skills and attention to detail
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft project
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • BS/BA in a related field
  • Project management training 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: May 2017


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 and outgoing Quality Assurance Specialist. Responsibilities include:

  • Work on new and innovative products ranging from Industrial to Medical Devices.
  • Assist with the day-to-day maintenance of the Quality Management System. This includes writing and revising procedures, templates, and forms. We hate wordy documents so it’s important that you can write clearly.
  • Maintain a robust Quality Control program and help with ongoing development.
  • Work with Manufacturing, R&D, Operations, and Sales to provide support for the Document Control System. You are a quick learner and love to learn new software.
  • Assist with special projects as needed. You like to be challenged.
  • Ensure the Quality System is followed company-wide. This means you are persuasive without being a dictator.
  • Assist in the Internal Audit process. You’ll need an eye for detail and the ability to take a step back and look at the big picture.
  • Analyze data, including charting and trend analysis. We expect you to be good friends with Microsoft Excel.
  • You can be given any task and get it done. Of course, you know your own limits and always check in if you have questions.
  • You understand Root Cause analysis and are familiar with different Root Cause tools.
  • Assist in the migration to ISO 13485:2016.

Qualifications:
  • Experience in a regulated environment
  • Technical background in sciences is preferred
  • Experience with Medical Devices, ISO 13485, and QSR 820 is preferred
  • Experience with ISO 9001 is an asset
  • You must be a power user of Microsoft Word and Excel

Apply:

In your cover letter, specifically answer the following: What are the three fundamental rules of quality and why are they important?

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.