Careers

THE COMPANY:
Halifax Biomedical’s mission is to protect patients’ health and improve clinical outcomes by providing quality clinical research services and advanced research products. To accomplish this, Halifax Biomedical seeks bright, energetic, motivated individuals dedicated to building premier, technology-driven clinical research services and a research products company.

HBI provides its employees a comprehensive and competitive total compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive Salary
  • An Employee Share Option Program
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-term Disability
  • Four weeks paid Vacation including company closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year

THE CULTURE:
HBI is a strong advocate of a good work/life balance. We settled in Mabou to enable our employees to enjoy a safe and affordable setting while providing challenging and rewarding careers in a continuous learning environment.

Mabou is an idyllic rural setting on the western coast of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It, and the surrounding areas, have a rich cultural history, with strong community values. It offers a host of recreational and cultural opportunities and has high quality educational facilities nearby. Square dances, ceilidhs, hiking trails, a famous local farmers market and the ‘Red Shoe Pub’ are just a few of the recreational highlights.
An active social committee ensures that not all of our ‘get togethers’ are work related. Lobster boils, BBQ competitions and a multitude of other events make HBI a fun place to grow your career.

CURRENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

VP FINANCE

 
THE POSITION:
A VP of Finance is required to ensure our financial management systems continue to meet the needs of the company as we continue to grow. As the VP of Finance, you will be responsible for all aspects of the financial management systems of the company. This is a Full-Time Permanent position, with a three-month Probationary Period. You will find interesting opportunities to participate in and guide the financial operations of the company as we expand and grow. This is a senior-level position, but mid-level candidates who are seeking the next step in their career will be considered.

QUALIFICATIONS:
We are looking for someone who is able to:
– competently carry out all accounting functions
– work independently as well as part of a team
– communicate extremely well with co-workers, as well as with partners, clients and vendors
– maintain confidentiality and discretion in all situations
– work proficiently in various computer software programs (Quickbooks, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc).
– provide direction to others

You are someone who:
– has a thorough knowledge of accepted accounting principles
– has an extremely high level of integrity
– views a leadership role as a coaching role
– is organized, honest and diligent
– is adaptable and flexible, and willing to grow
– enjoys living in a rural environment

You have significant hands-on experience in an accounting role in a medtech or start-up company. You have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. You must have a professional accounting designation (CA or CPA). Experience with mergers and acquisitions is considered an asset.

DUTIES:
You will be responsible for implementing and overseeing all functions of the finance department, as well as working closely with the CEO on potential acquisitions, due diligence processes, and investment opportunities.

A typical work week will include working closely with the bookkeeper, preparing monthly and quarterly financial statements and communicating with the CEO. Some examples of specific duties include:
-managing the AP/AR
-coordinating the year-end closing and liaison with external auditors
-preparing annual budgets
-participating in all financing activity (loans, equity financing)
-being aware of industry and business trends and looking for impacts and opportunities

Your role will provide leadership and guidance to our financial department and contribute greatly to the strategy and success of our company.

The role of VP of Finance will occasionally require some national and international travel.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is commensurate with abilities and experience. We are willing to pay well for exceptionally talented individuals!

We offer opportunities for professional growth, flexible scheduling, extended health and dental benefits, and participation in an Employee Share Option Plan.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: CAREERS
Closing date for applications will be: June 9, 2017
We thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

 
THE POSITION:
Halifax Biomedical Inc. (HBI) is seeking an experienced Professional Office Administrator. Entry-level candidates who have the right attitude will also be considered.

As a Professional Office Administrator, you will be integral to the day-to-day administrative operations of the company. You will be hired on a six-month term contract, with the possibility of renewing to a permanent position based on performance. You will make a difference in helping our company succeed, and you will be paid well for your efforts!

QUALIFICATIONS:
A Professional Office Administrator is required as the person who keeps the Administrative department organized and up-to-date!

We are looking for someone who is able to:
– accurately carry out full cycle bookkeeping
– complete general office administrative duties
– work independently
– communicate well by phone, email and in person
– maintain confidentiality and discretion
– work proficiently in various computer software programs (e.g, Quickbooks, Microsoft Office).

You are someone who is:
– Happy to help, no matter what the task
– A self-starter – you take initiative, and you like to take care of things
– Very organized
– Detail-orientated
– A source of positive energy in a workplace
– Supportive and respectful to everyone
– Adaptable and flexible
– Enjoys living in a rural area

You have proven experience in an administrative role in a corporate environment, preferably in a medtech or start-up company. You have some bookkeeping experience, and basic knowledge of accounting principles. You have post-secondary education in administration, accounting, or a related field. A high school diploma and significant relevant experience will also be considered.

DUTIES:
You will be responsible for bookkeeping and general office administration duties, while fostering a warm and welcoming office environment.

A typical work week will include routine tasks such as entering invoices, running payroll, and bank reconciliations, but also maintaining/reconciling our product inventory, filings, ordering supplies, keeping track of deadlines, administering the health plan, and booking travel. You will also organize team meetings and company social events as needed.

HBI is ISO 9001 and 13485 certified and as such, documentation and standardized processes are core to our company’s success. Your role will ensure that the Administrative department meets these requirements.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is commensurate with abilities and experience. We are willing to pay very well for exceptionally talented individuals!

We offer opportunities for professional growth and flexible scheduling. For permanent employees, we also offer extended health and dental benefits and participation in an Employee Share Option Plan.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: CAREERS
Closing date for applications will be: June 9, 2017
We thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only candidates who are currently authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Thank you for your interest in an opportunity with HBI. Please check back regularly.