Senior Research Associate, PSC (Fixed term contract - 1 Year)

STEMCELL Technologies

STEMCELL Technologies

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Job Description Summary

If you are enthusiastic about harnessing the potential of Pluripotent Stem Cells and aspire to leverage your scientific expertise to influence the advancement of this groundbreaking technology, then we invite you to join us. STEMCELL Technologies is currently seeking a Senior Research Associate to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our products and technologies in our Pluripotent Stem Cell research group.

Acting as an in-house expert, you will be responsible for independently designing, performing and troubleshooting complex experiments and providing regular reporting of results. You will also be responsible for reviewing literature for the latest developments and helping the team identify and implement novel methods and product areas. You will be working across functions to provide training and support to other departments.

*Please note that this is a 12 month fixed term position, with the possibility to convert into a permanent role

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently design and execute experiments in alignment with broader R&D goals

  • Independently perform data analysis including: interpreting and evaluating complex problems, suggesting appropriate statistical analyses, drawing appropriate conclusions and formulating next steps in the experimental design

  • Identify the market need for new technologies and validate them

  • Contribute to scientific discussions internally and externally

  • Adhere to lab etiquette practices by contributing to ongoing maintenance of laboratory operations including lab cleaning and maintenance, ordering of inventory and waste disposal

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Science, Chemistry or Engineering with 2-6 years of relevant experience or Master's with 0-4 years of experience, prior industry experience preferred

  • Knowledge and experience in mammalian cell culturing is required, familiarity with human pluripotent stem cell maintenance and assays is highly desirable

  • Ability to apply critical and analytical thinking to independently design, conduct, analyze, and troubleshoot experiments

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation), and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects of varying complexity

  • Able to provide support and training in cross-department collaborations, may help mentor and train junior members of the team

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STEMCELL Technologies is a privately owned, Vancouver-based biotechnology company that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Driven by our love of science and passion for quality, we are a company of Scientists Helping Scientists—standing by our customers to provide the outstanding products, technical support, and training they need to advance their research. 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, accessory products, and services. Through our many regional offices, as well as our distribution centers in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble, and Singapore, we deliver our innovative, specialized products to more than 100 countries. With over 2300 employees globally, most with scientific or engineering degrees, 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.

The annual base salary for this job ranges from:

$68,595.00 - $92,800.00

STEMCELL determines an individual’s pay within the range based on multiple factors including experience, education, job-related skills, and equity within the team or organization. For jobs that are eligible for sales incentives, the range noted above is inclusive of target incentives; actual incentives are based on individual performance results in accordance with company policy. In addition to base salary, STEMCELL offers a comprehensive total rewards package including health benefits, retirement savings, and more.

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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