Facilities Coordinator

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a private, venture-backed, pharmaceutical company developing novel and targeted small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory disease. The company has a strong intellectual property portfolio and library of drug candidates that target a unique biochemical enzyme called “SHIP1”, which regulates the PI3 kinase pathway. Aquinox recently completed a Phase I clinical trial for its lead clinical candidate, AQX-1125, and has advanced into two Phase IIa clinical trials. The Company’s outstanding technology coupled with an exceptional team, strong financing and track record make it an excellent time to seize this exciting opportunity.


  • Day to day responsibility for facilities maintenance and upkeep, including coordination of outside service providers such as janitorial, and waste management, and liaison with building manager regarding site maintenance issues
  • Monitors HVAC system for effective operation
  • Performs routine basic plumbing, carpentry and lighting repairs
  • Weekly ordering, receiving, and inventory control of laboratory chemicals and consumables
  • Coordinates site security, including facility card/key security systems, training staff on use as appropriate
  • Coordinates preventative maintenance schedules for laboratory equipment
  • Oversees maintenance and repairs of laboratory equipment
  • Organizes and assists with relocation of office and laboratory equipment as appropriate
  • Participates as a member of the Health and Safety Committee
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree of Diploma in a life science or related discipline; 2 years directly related experience in facilities maintenance in a similar environment
  • Understanding of HVAC, security and building planning issues
  • Must be a hands-on problem solver, willing to do what it takes to ensure the smooth operation of a small bio-pharmaceutical facility
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as a can-do attitude
  • Creative approach to problem solving

Interested candidates are invited to forward their resume and cover letters to careers@aqxpharma.com. Please use the title of the position as the subject line and indicate where you saw this posting. Aquinox would like to thank all interested applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.