Like the Spartan warriors of Ancient Greece, we need smart, hard-working, and honorable team members who get things done.

10 Reasons to work at Spartan

We work because we believe in what we do.

No one punches the clock.

Supportive team.

We’re here for each other. No lone wolves.

Comfortable dress code.

Jeans and T-shirt if you’re not meeting customers.

Balance work and play.

You’re allowed to have a life.

We get things done.

No excuses. No red tape.

Speak your mind.

Students may challenge the CEO.

Waste not, want not.

We make the most out of what we have.

Meaningful mission.

Faster DNA results improve lives.

Help make history.

Bring the power of DNA testing to everyone.

There is such a thing as a free lunch after all.

Company lunch every Friday.

Job Postings

Due to the volume of applicants, please do not contact us by telephone or in person. We appreciate you taking the time to apply and thanks for your understanding.

To apply for any job posting, please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Please include the job position title in the subject line of your email.

Spartan Bioscience is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Posting Date: September 2017


Spartan Bioscience is a leading biotech/biotechnology company in Ottawa, Ontario with a point-of-care medical device platform for DNA diagnostics. Spartan is seeking an experienced NPD/NPI Engineer or Scientist. Responsibilities include:

Early Design

  • Collaborate with the R&D team to develop Design Input Requirements (DIRs) and specifications
  • Perform risk analysis and help establish design robustness
  • Preliminary Design For Manufacturability Assessment and PFMEA
  • Develop technical knowledge of product requirements Assist with building and testing prototypes and identifying sources of variation based on prototype test results
  • Track record of finding and qualifying external partners forcomponents/assemblies under tight time constraints

Late Design

  • Identify test methods to verify key specifications, assess process output, and mitigate risks
  • Document “Process” risks, create preliminary Bill of Materials (BOMs), storage requirements, expected shelf life, and draft manufacturing and QC procedures
  • Plan, develop and execute Process and Product verification protocols
  • Bring questions from manufacturing team back to R&D group for discussion
  • Reduce manufacturing failure modes, costs, and cycle time
  • Identify opportunities for process or material improvements

  • You are conscientious, organized, and meet deadlines
  • You coordinate well between different departments
  • You take initiative
  • You think logically and systematically
  • You are an excellent technical writer

  • A 5+ year proven track record in New Product Introduction/design transfer
  • Engineering or Life Sciences degree
  • Experience with verification and process validation including statistical rationale
  • You have worked in development and manufacturing environments
  • Knowledge of manufacturing change control, and experience with CAPAs
  • Knowledge of ISO13485, ISO9001, and/or CFR820 is an asset


Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Please include the job position title in the subject line of your email.