Research Associate

STEMCELL Technologies

STEMCELL Technologies

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Job Description Summary

Are you looking to launch your career in the exciting and collaborative Canadian biotech environment? If you are a creative and enthusiastic problem solver, who works effectively within a team, and is eager to contribute in a laboratory role, this may be the job for you!

In this position, you will collaborate with researchers in the Research and Development department to test, develop, and improve upon new and existing STEMCELL products. Working under the direction of scientists, you will perform and troubleshoot experiments, analyze and interpret data, and report your findings. This position is ideal for recent BSc science graduates who want to hone their laboratory skills and build a career in biotech, while contributing to the creation of high-quality experimental workflows for researchers around the world.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Culture and maintain mammalian cells, perform cell-based assays, flow cytometry, and routine molecular biology techniques

  • Perform and troubleshoot experiments with input from supervisors, including validation experiments for new products, product components, and technologies

  • Perform routine laboratory calculations, analyze data, contribute to data interpretation, present findings in team meetings, and help design future experiments

  • Help maintain laboratory supplies and operations to ensure a safe and functional lab environment

  • Keep accurate and detailed records of lab procedures and results

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • BSc in a Life Science or related field, with ~1 year relevant lab experience (i.e. academic, industry, and/or co-op lab experience) needed

  • Practical experience using a variety of laboratory techniques, such as mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, microscopy, qPCR, and biological assays are highly desirable

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience presenting your own data to small and large groups and writing reports

  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and data interpretation preferred

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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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