Lab Manager, R&D

STEMCELL Technologies

STEMCELL Technologies

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023

Job Description Summary

Do you have extensive life science lab experience and are passionate about contributing to an efficient and safe lab environment? STEMCELL, Canada’s largest biotech company, is looking for a Lab Manager for our Research and Development labs.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day lab operations, including preventative equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, implementing safety and quality standards, and sourcing common supplies/reagents and equipment. As a lab manager you are a key contributor to lab training curriculum and recommending technical best practices and process improvements.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage the training of lab staff in lab safety and maintenance tasks, and ensure the implementation and adherence to all required safety procedures and protocols; as well as support training and onboarding of new Lab Management team members

  • Oversee laboratory operations, including supporting shared lab budgets and CAPEX, managing inventory of reagents, consumables, animals and primary cells

  • Contribute to the planning and execution of lab-based and continuous improvement projects, initiatives and services in collaboration with key stakeholders

  • Collaborate with other departments such as facilities (building services, lab services, and equipment), environmental health and safety, and other lab managers to ensure the labs are run efficiently and safely and to resolve any issues

  • Recommend technical best practices and process improvements to increase lab productivity

Knowledge and qualifications

  • BSc degree with 6-10 years of relevant experience or MSc with 4-8 years of experience or Ph.D. with 2-5 years of experience is required

  • Advanced knowledge of laboratory safety practices as well as lab techniques such as flow cytometry, microscopy, and animal and human research ethics will be needed

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) both in one-on-one and in group settings is essential

  • Ability to resolve problems independently and apply critical and analytical thinking is required

  • Project management and/or change management expertise highly desirable

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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