Research Associate (Part-Time Weekend)
Job Description SummaryAre you looking to gain valuable laboratory skills and experience in a fast-paced biotech research environment? We are looking for a Part-Time Research Associate who can support our Research & Development (R&D) department over the weekends. If you're seeking a weekend work schedule, experience feeding and maintaining cell cultures, and an opportunity to gain experience in biotech, this may be the job for you!
In this position, you will be responsible for supporting researchers working on the development, testing, and analysis of cell culture media that control cell differentiation. The work will be highly collaborative and team-based, and involves organizing and communicating with a diverse group of R&D users.
Duties and Responsibilities
Performing cell culture maintenance of primary human cells and human pluripotent stem cells, and supporting in house testings and experiments
Collaborating with multiple team members to organize and schedule experiments and tasks, communicate progress and updates with team members, and support quality initiatives and lab operations
Perform any necessary laboratory calculations independently
Mandatory weekend work (Saturday and Sunday) will be required
Knowledge and Qualifications
BSc (in progress or completed) in Biology or related field and relevant co-op training, directed studies, or equivalent
Experience with mammalian cell culture techniques required. Training in cellular and molecular biology techniques including qPCR, immunocytochemistry, or microscopy would be an asset
Highly organized and able to manage time effectively
Experience performing independent laboratory research, and coordinating with and supporting multiple collaborators
Strong written and verbal communication skills in both one-on-one and group settings
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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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