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Material Coordinator

City: Montréal

Organizational Unit: Human Health Therapeutics 

Classification: TO-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB

The NRC Advantage




The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge


Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization. 


We are looking for a Material Coordinator to support our Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Section in Human Health Therapeutics (HHT) Research Center.  The candidate would be someone who shares our core values of integryty, excellence, respect and creativity.


You will plan, estimate, provision and source materials to support the projects within the GMP Biologics section. You will need to interpret and understand project information to compile accurate Bills of Material and ensure that material management is done in conformity with standards and regulations of GMP.


A few of your daily challenges are :


  • Procure the material needed for GMP productions based on the bill of material and the production workflow and planning.  This will enable the GMP manufacturing section to produce the required products.
  • Receive and distribute materials conform to GMP regulations.  To ensure that production teams have an adequate timely supply of material and that is well controlled.
  • Be responsible for warehouse in the GMP facility in support to your supervisor: ensure the chain of custody of material within the GMP facility in such a way that it is known where the material is or what it was used for and that it is stored under the appropriate conditions.
  • Be responsible for all shipment of materials such as samples and bulk product.
  • Ensure that storage facilities (warehouse) are conform to the process, regulations and GMP requirements.
  • May train other employees as back-up.


You will be part of a diverse and dynamic team and will work with us to take on exciting challenges that will change the industrial materials of tomorrow.


As a member of our team, you will enjoy a wide range of benefits that include comprehensive medical and dental insurance, pension and insurance plans, as well as vacation and other benefits.

Screening Criteria


Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:



College degree in Logistics, Supply Management or related discipline.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency



  • Significant experience in coordinating and delivering according to a project plan that considers internal and external capabilities and capacities
  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices or within another highly regulated industry.
Condition of Employment


Reliability Status

Language requirements
Assessment Criteria


Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies


  • Knowledge on typical material requirements for a process to produce biologicals
  • Knowledge of Biomanufacturing: the production of biologics with cell culture, the subsequent purification and the formulation and filling.
  • Knowledge of inventory control and logistics
  • Knowledge on safe handling and storage of materials.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Communication (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Teamwork (Level 2)
Competency Profile(s)


For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Research Technician/Technologist


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range


From $57,581 to $78,857 per annum. 


In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.



  • Part of daily activities requires certain physical strength and may include lifting, moving and carrying heavy loads, climbing, stretching, crouching, working in a noisy environment and being exposed to odours.
  • Overtime may be required from time to time.
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (10373) to:


Telephone: 613-949-7685 

Closing Date: 10 August 2020 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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Date Modified: 2020-07-27

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