What is the role of a pharmaceutical researcher? 

A pharmaceutical researcher or pharmaceutical scientist contributes to expanding medical knowledge and drug development through clinical research. Their primary responsibility is to conduct and oversee various pharmaceutical research projects to ensure their successful execution and compliance with regulations. Pharmaceutical researchers are part of a team that includes other researchers, physicians, data analysts, and other stakeholders, working together to ensure the effective and ethical conduct of clinical trials and research studies.

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Mechanical - Static Planner

undefined: Kitimat

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

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Preparing necessary documents (Work package) needed for field execution e.g., reference documents such as equipment manuals, drawings, task checklists, inspection, test plans, etc. Coordinate with CLIENT Static Engineers for the preparation of Weekly and shutdown maintenance job planning and scheduling activities. Verify that the Notification and Work Orders received in the system from various plants /locations and validate that all necessary jobs have been scheduled according to the priorities and resource availability. Monitoring critical dates for work in planning queue, such as start/completion dates, and informing interfaces regarding deviation and deferrals as required. Identify spare parts for the Static equipment as per the OEM recommendation, determine quantities. Prepare specification of the spare parts for non-stock procurement for the job as well as for the inventory stock. Conduct tabletop for complex scope. Discusses all complex, e.g., multi-trade, high effort, high value, and safety critical corrective maintenance work with the maintenance and production team to improve the quality of the work pack. Build material database for new material request through MMRF (Material Master Request Form) Provides guidance for efficient and effective execution of the required scope by identifying a logical sequence of job tasks in Primavera. Plan major overhaul, shutdown and Turnaround activities in co-ordination with production and other department officials. Provides realistic estimates for duration of each activity leading to optimized efficiency. Perform job site visits to confirm existing field conditions and engagement with production as requested. Ensure Risks (safety, environment, and costs) are identified and mitigated. Evaluate feedback from execution regarding level of detail, accuracy of plans, actual hours to complete tasks to reduce labor cost. Incorporating improvements from work order feedback coming from the frontline, such as updating task lists, BOMs, materials data, etc. Work in Liaison with CLIENT Engineers to Carryout technical evaluations of contractor bids for supply, services and contract agreements. Conduct Technical discussion with vendors for clarification and other technical requirements. Maintain and update maintenance histories for equipment and systems in assigned area. Co-ordinate with other discipline Planners, Maintenance engineers for the Preparation of manpower forecast, spare parts, equipment and timing in order to optimize the utilization of down time of plant. Develop PM plan and seek approval from superiors, Implement it with effective scheduling techniques. Define milestones, major activities, relationship between activities and create budget estimates to achieve target date as agreed with clients with appropriate software. Coordinate with Turnaround section to periodically monitor and analyze the status of TA activities and assist in scheduling and execution of critical jobs. Coordinate and liaise with contractors for the execution of projects and validate the project performance within the set parameters. Perform site inspection on regular basis and to follow-up work progress and ensure the works are as per approved schedule. Ensure timely and accurate posting of all data related to maintenance planning for the assigned section in SAP in line with defined protocol and procedures. Ensure compliance to all Quality, Health, Safety and Environment procedures. Collaborate with HSE and Quality on related issues such as process safety, maintaining and updating system documentation and continues improvement system to achieve target standards. Perform other similar duties such as observing safety rules and regulations, follow quality procedures as prescribed. Prepare Permit to Work for the assigned jobs Work with Scheduler to develop and optimize a working schedule based on Operations needs

Project Cost Control Specialist

undefined: Kamloops

undefined: Mining

undefined: Cost Control & Procurement

undefined: 3 undefined

Responsible for developing and/or reviewing project cost controls management plans, both internal and from service providers. Responsible for preparation and application of the project specific procedures and guidelines for project cost controls in alignment with the Project Procedures Manual (PPM) and project set-up requirements. Responsible for ensuring the Project Development Group (PDG) Cost Standard is properly applied and followed on the project with respect to project cost control. Responsible to manage the project budget, project accruals, and maintain the project cost data in the cost management system. Responsible for aligning the project work breakdown structure (WBS), code of accounts (COA) and project cost elements (CE), as applicable. Responsible for invoice review on project scopes. Responsible for Appropriation Request (AR) review and the creation of incurred and cash flow graphs for inclusion in the document. Responsible for project commitment authorization in advance of PO or contract awards, or any change orders impacting a PO or contract. Responsible for developing project forecast information and maintaining the data in the cost management system. Responsible for the change management of costs, trending against the project baseline Responsible to develop and maintain project commitment, incurred and cash flow data. Responsible for applying productivity performance and earned value measurement methodology in project analysis. Responsible for development, application, and reporting of the project contingency strategy. Responsible for developing monthly reports and presentations. Responsible to provide support and interface with Project Accounting and/or Business Unit Finance groups, including assistance with project capitalization. Responsible for the completion and gathering of all project stage information for inclusion in the in-house project database. Assist with the development, modification and/or implementation of project cost controls techniques and methods. Transfer learning from actual project cost control implementation into the improvement of company guidelines and procedures

Patient Program Manager

undefined: Calgary Region

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Medical

undefined: 2 undefined

Serve as the main contact for physicians in the program. Educate physicians and staff about program services. Provide therapy guidelines and manage reimbursement expectations. Review patient charts to complete the necessary paperwork for coverage. Assist doctors with Special Authorization forms, enrollments, and prescription renewals. Keep physicians updated on their patients' progress. Customize program elements based on physician needs. Identify risks and promote quality improvements. Collaborate with team members to coordinate patient care. Attend physician meetings with sales reps and Continuous Medical Education events. Travel regularly to physician offices. Report adverse events and perform other assigned duties.

Regulatory Affairs Manager (Oncology)

undefined: Mississauga

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Regulatory

undefined: 3 undefined

Regulatory Strategy Development: Formulate and implement regulatory strategies to secure rapid product approvals with optimal labeling for oncology products. Portfolio Management: Oversee a portfolio of oncology products, preparing, submitting, and gaining approval for regulatory documents (e.g., NDSs, SNDSs, CTAs, NCs) within stringent timelines. Compliance Assurance: Ensure adherence to Health Canada regulations, industry standards, and internal guidelines, aligning with organizational objectives. Relationship Building: Establish and maintain strong relationships with Health Canada officials to expedite submission approvals, achieve competitive labeling, and resolve regulatory issues. Cross-functional Collaboration: Communicate and collaborate with various local and global teams, influencing them to meet regulatory objectives effectively. Issue Resolution: Identify and address issues related to assigned projects or products, ensuring timely and effective solutions. Regulatory Interpretation: Interpret and apply Canadian regulations, guidelines, and policies to regulatory activities. Mentorship and Training: Mentor and train junior staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development. Continuous Improvement: Apply innovative and creative problem-solving techniques to enhance submission preparation and product approval processes, continuously seeking efficiencies. Risk Management: Act with integrity and demonstrate a strong risk management perspective, ensuring compliance and quality in all regulatory activities.

Field Service Representative

undefined: Labrador City

undefined: Water & Waste Management

undefined: Recruitment

undefined: 1 undefined

As a Field Service Representative, you will be responsible for providing on-site technical service including but not limited to conducting chemical tests, equipment maintenance, inventory management, technical recommendations, and detailed reporting. Support clients on-site with their applications/equipment, follow-up tests, water testing, testing machinery, etc. Routine service visits, planning the visits, making own schedule, contacting clients, working when required on on-site 'emergencies' at client locations. Basic reporting (visit logs, must record their hours). Conducting chemical tests, equipment maintenance, inventory management, and technical recommendations.

Advanced Process Control Engineer

undefined: Fort McMurray

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 4 undefined

Responsibilities Maintain of a subset of our APC install base, including performance monitoring, troubleshooting, and updates to models and control strategies. Lead Advanced Process Control projects, including feasibility study, designing, risk assessment, step test, modelling, application commissioning, benefit assessment, operator training, documentation, and turnover. Collaborate within the APC team to improve overall APC maturity, including updates to APC standards and guidelines as well as the regional APC roadmap. Build strong relationships with key customers and suppliers including operations, process engineering, control systems teams, vendors and contractors in order to advance APC opportunities. Facilitate APC competency development and provide coaching and mentorship. Requirements 10+ years of experience in process control, including experience with Advanced Process Control Experience designing, installing, configuring, commissioning, and maintaining APC applications within commercially available APC suites (especially Aspen, Honeywell, and/or DeltaV software) Data analytics and data analysis experience A bachelor's degree in engineering and/or post-graduate studies in Process Control, Computer Science or Mathematics Registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) A valid driver's license and a clean driving record

Contracts Lead

undefined: Calgary

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Cost Control & Procurement

undefined: 4 undefined

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Contracts Lead to join our team. The Contracts Lead will be responsible for overseeing the entire lifecycle of contracts within the organization, ensuring compliance with legal standards, company policies, and industry regulations. This role requires a keen eye for detail, excellent negotiation skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Key Responsibilities: Contract Management: Lead the development, review, negotiation, and execution of a variety of contracts including, but not limited to, vendor agreements, client contracts, NDAs, and partnership agreements. Compliance: Ensure all contracts comply with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies. Risk Management: Identify potential risks and liabilities in contracts and propose mitigation strategies. Negotiation: Lead contract negotiations with clients, vendors, and partners to secure the best possible terms for the organization. Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with internal stakeholders including legal, finance, procurement, and operations teams to ensure contract terms align with organizational objectives and requirements. Process Improvement: Develop and implement standardized contract management processes and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all contract negotiations, approvals, and modifications. Training & Development: Provide training and guidance to team members and other departments on contract-related matters. Reporting: Prepare and present regular reports on contract status, compliance, and other relevant metrics to senior management.

Medical Science Liaison

undefined: Toronto

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Medical

undefined: 1 undefined

We have a current opportunity for a Medical Science Liaison on a contract basis. The position will be based in Toronto. For further information about this position please apply.

Medical Science Liaison - Immunology & Gastroenterology

undefined: Alberta

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Medical

undefined: 1 undefined

We have a current opportunity for a MSL - Immunology/Gastoenterology on a contract basis. The position will be based in Toronto. For further information about this position please apply.

Technical Account Manager

undefined: Sept-Iles, QC

undefined: Medical devices

undefined: Technical

undefined: 2 undefined

Territory is Sept Iles to Labrador City. Be a consultant and advisor to listen, learn, and apply technologies to solve a wide variety of water and process treatment needs, utilizing the full product portfolio. Promote account growth through collaboration with other teams/ divisions to optimize results and provide creative equipment, chemical and analytics solutions. Advise and participate in preventative maintenance, optimizing chemical feed and equipment operations by implementing creative and innovative predictive analytics. Be out in the field working at commercial sites several days per month, working with field test equipment, chemical feed systems, and other equipment/chemicals involved in water treatment. Participate in daily operational meetings to stay on top of priorities, best practices and impactful solutions. Learn and apply customer safety and environmental practicesWe have a current opportunity for a Account Manager on a permanent basis.

What do pharmaceutical researchers do? 

In this role, pharmaceutical researchers perform several essential tasks to facilitate successful pharmaceutical science. They collaborate with medical professionals, principal investigators, and other team members to define research objectives and design appropriate research protocols. Additionally, they work closely with regulatory authorities to obtain necessary approvals and ensure compliance with all relevant laws and guidelines governing pharmaceutical research.

They are responsible for recruiting and enrolling study participants, making sure that the appropriate target population is included. Maintaining accurate and organized records, managing data collection and analysis, and addressing any data-related issues that may arise during the study are also part of their responsibilities.

Moreover, pharmaceutical scientists need to lead the monitoring and auditing of research sites to ensure data quality, accuracy, and adherence to good clinical practice (GCP) standards. Implementing safety measures and conducting risk assessments are vital to ensuring patient safety throughout the research process.

Staying updated with the latest advancements in pharmaceutical research methodologies, technologies, and regulatory requirements is essential. By integrating cutting-edge practices, they can optimize innovation and success of research projects in the pharmaceutical field.

What are the required skills for a pharmaceutical researcher? 

pharmaceutical researchers need a variety of skills. Strong leadership and project management abilities are essential for effectively coordinating and motivating teams throughout the research process. Excellent communication skills are also necessary for facilitating collaboration between team members, investigators, and other sector stakeholders. They should be able to communicate complex scientific information clearly and concisely.


In addition, in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical research regulations, including GCP, and familiarity with the drug development process are vital for ensuring compliance and successful execution of studies. Analytical and problem-solving skills are also crucial for handling challenges and making informed decisions during the research process.

Where do pharmaceutical researchers work? 

Pharmaceutical researchers can find job opportunities in various settings, including pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations (CROs), academic institutions, hospitals, and government agencies. They may also work in specialized research facilities or medical device companies conducting clinical trials for new drugs and treatments.

Common pharmaceutical researcher responsibilities 

  • Conduct and oversee pharmaceutical research projects, coordinating interdisciplinary teams;

  • Develop and implement research protocols, ensuring compliance with regulations and ethical guidelines;

  • Work closely with investigators and stakeholders to define research objectives and expectations;

  • Oversee participant recruitment and enrollment, ensuring the inclusion of the appropriate target population;

  • Maintain accurate and organized records of research progress, data collection, and analysis;

  • Perform data quality checks and address data-related issues as they arise;

  • Ensure patient safety by implementing safety measures and conducting risk assessments;

  • Monitor and audit research sites to ensure adherence to GCP standards;

  • Stay informed about the latest advancements in pharmaceutical research methodologies and regulatory requirements;

  • Communicate effectively with team members, investigators, and stakeholders to facilitate collaboration and project success;

  • Provide guidance and support to researchers and study coordinators throughout the research process.

Qualifications for pharmaceutical researchers 

To become a pharmaceutical researcher, candidates should possess at least a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as pharmaceutical sciences, life sciences, biomedical sciences, or healthcare management. Advanced degrees or certifications in pharmaceutical research or a related discipline are advantageous.


Other essential qualifications include:

  • 2-4+ years of experience in pharmaceutical research or related healthcare projects;
  • In-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical research regulations, including GCP;
  • Strong project management and leadership skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Familiarity with the drug development process and research methodologies;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams;
  • A commitment to ensuring patient safety and contributing to advancements in healthcare through pharmaceutical research.