Kelly Services Microbiologist in Vancouver, Canada

Our client, a premier analytical testing laboratory and R & D partner to the legal cannabis industry in Canada, is seeking a Microbiologist to lead the setup and running of their lab. Take the next step in your career!


  • Microbiology lab set up (instruments and supplies)

  • Method development (from pharmacopeia or other sources) and set up

  • Provide validation protocols and carry out validation requirements

  • SOP and document prep and review

  • Scientist/tech training

  • Supervise and perform routine testing, recording, and reporting

  • Conduct testing of client samples in a timely fashion

  • Perform laboratory equipment cleaning, verification, and calibration

  • General lab upkeep (incl. ordering and maintaining lab equipment, supplies, and reagents)

  • Analyze and review data and results

  • Provide advanced lab support to junior staff ensuring compliance to quality and H&S policies

  • Ensure lab processes conform to standard operating procedures and licensing requirements

  • Ensuring compliance with Biosecurity/Pathogen and Toxin license

  • Conduct microbial environmental monitoring of a laboratory facility

  • Ensure proper disposal of biohazardous waste

  • Assist in the development and implementation of an emergency response plan

  • Work with QA to ensure quality of results including Investigating out-of-spec results

  • Identify deviations and perform corrective action

  • Seek out ideas for improving processes


  • Candidate will be required to have a MSc in microbiology and 2+ years of microbiology laboratory experience or a BSc in microbiology and 5+ years of microbiology laboratory experience

  • Microbiology compliance testing and regulatory experience is an asset

  • Knowledge of European/US pharmacopeia, GLP, and HACCP knowledge is an asset

  • Biological safety/Biosecurity experience an asset

  • A broad knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment

  • Ability to work and to multitask in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Demonstrated success in dynamic work environment and ability to direct a team to meet performance expectations

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)

  • Tendency to seek out ideas for improving process

  • Works well in a team environment and as an individual contributor

  • 1 year previous leadership or supervisory experience preferred

  • Good time management skills

If you are interested in this position, please reach out to me with your resume at

Kelly Services is an international Fortune 500 company that has been at the forefront of the temporary and permanent staffing industry since 1946. With operations in 26 countries including 25+ company-owned Canadian offices, Kelly’s success is driven by our commitment to quality and offers a challenging career where individual growth is encouraged and contributions recognized and rewarded.