by Heidi Riley
BioVectra is a contract manufacturing company that makes active pharmaceutical ingredients and drug products. The company has been in operation for 50 years. There are three manufacturing facilities in Charlottetown and one in Windsor, Nova Scotia.
“We are happy to say that we just broke ground on our new manufacturing facility,” says Trevor Morash, Human Resources Generalist.
The new 30,000-square-foot building will be able to produce 160 million doses of an mRNA vaccine per year, and up to 70 million prepared and packaged fill finish doses for commercial distribution annually. Production is anticipated to begin at the facility in March 2023.
The company has more than 570 employees.
“The pandemic did not slow us down at all,” says Trevor. “We have job openings in all the departments that are required to support manufacturing, from finance to human resources, quality control, quality assurance, engineering, maintenance, and production technology.
“We value all sorts of experience, training, and education. People may be intimidated by the bioscience aspect of the business, and some positions do require a science background, but it is not necessarily a requirement for all positions.
“If we are looking for someone with a specific skill or type of education, it can sometimes be a bit difficult to convince them to move to PEI, but generally speaking we are happy with the talent available on PEI.”
For a list of open job opportunities, visit www.biovectra.com and click Join Our Team.
“It is best to apply through the website, so that hiring managers and human resources people can see all the applications.”