Quality Control Analyst

Axolotl Biosciences Published: August 28, 2020
Victoria, British Columbia
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$25 per hour
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Axolotl Biosciences is a biotech company focused on the development of turn-key reagents like bioinks, 3D tissue models, and consulting services in the field of 3D bioprinting to advance the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Our vision to deliver the necessary products to enable the 3D bioprinting of humanized tissue models for advancing healthcare through innovation and collaboration. We are searching for a recent graduate to aid with quality control of our 3D printed engineered tissue models.

Duties and responsibilities

The intern will be responsible for the following tasks:

1 - Quantification of microsphere morphology using image analysis software

2 - Perform image analysis for quality control of microsphere distribution and microarchitecture in 3D tissue models

3 - Analyse and interpret data and aid R&D team to optimize 3D tissue models

4 - Work alongside R&D team to produce 3D tissue models for drug screening

Knowledge and skills

Experience in start-up to growth environments is a plus. Experience with optical microscopy, SEM imaging, image analysis, and 3D bioprinting is also recommended. The ideal candidate should have a strong attention to detail and a problem-solving aptitude. They should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; able to multi-task and successfully meet critical deadlines and employ fact-based decision-making. They should have strong communication skills and develop effective working relationships with team members. They should be committed to honesty in all relationships and dealings and fluent in written and spoken English language.

Education required

An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field is preferred along with experience in image analysis and image processing software.

Certification required

None required

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary graduates – this is not a requirement for residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut applying for internships in those territories
  • Underemployed (employed below their level of education or work part-time)
  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment and Skills Strategy initiative.

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