Lab Services Assistant
Job Description SummaryIf you are looking to start your career or grow within the biotech industry, this could be a great opportunity for you! The Laboratory Services Assistant is responsible for supporting and contributing to the organization and operational efficiency of core lab and building systems. Responsibilities include lab waste and material management, lab and equipment support and administration, and providing occasional support to lab user groups. If this sounds like an exciting opportunity to join Canada’s biggest biotech, we would love to hear from you!
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for the daily lab waste management, including recycling, disposal and decontamination of waste
Requires some early morning shifts (6:30- 7:00am PT start) and availability for weekend shifts
Operate autoclaves to prepare sterile materials, reagents, and equipment
Ensure that operations and maintenance are conducted in accordance with STEMCELL's Quality Management Systems (QMS), including ISO13485 documentation deficiencies and non-conformances and complete reports as required
Monitor incubators and maintain daily inventory of supplies
Adhere to and contribute to promoting a high level of safety within the lab and building environments
Science Degree, or 0-3 years of relevant experience in facilities operations and/or lab support services
Customer focused mindset with excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel) with the ability to learn new programs as required
First Aid / Safety knowledge is an asset
This position requires standing for extended periods of time, repetitive tasks and/or lifting heavy objects on a regular basis (up to 40 lbs)
STEMCELL Technologies is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.
STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.
As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.
NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.
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