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Research Technologist, Stem Cell Biology

LocationCambridge, England
Job ID R0000540 Date posted 03/13/2018

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. 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.

Job Description Summary

We have a new opening for a Research Technologist, Stem Cell Biology in our Cambridge facility. This position will be responsible for testing and analysis of media, surface materials and substrates that support stem cell culture. This work will include the development of new products, testing and improvement of existing products and evaluation of competing products. As an in-house expert in developing reagents for stem cell biology, the Research Technologist will be responsible for product documentation, data analysis and reporting, troubleshooting experiments, literature reviews and some experimental design including controls and alternative read-outs. They will be responsible for maintaining written records of laboratory procedures, experimental results and all lab work according to company standards. The work schedule for the Research Technologist role will require availability to occasionally work weekends.

Job Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs experiments designed with supervisor input, including establishing novel technologies in house for maintenance of stem cells cultures 
Performs data analysis and calculations independently 
Troubleshoots experiments, identifies abnormal or unexpected trends in data
Presents data at R&D data meetings, provides conclusions and future plans
Validates new products and components
Performs literature reviews, discusses relevance to product design with supervisor and research team
Tracks competitor activity, discusses relevance with supervisor and research team
Sources new product components and technologies
Assists in the preparation of technical documentation for product line related to matrices for cell culture 
Provides training on laboratory/product protocols to lab and sales staff 
Provides technical support (product use, protocols) for QC and Manufacturing as needed Supports Quality initiatives
Occasional weekend work (Saturday and/or Sunday) may be required 

QUALIFICATIONS
BSc in Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnologies, Chemistry or related field 
Skilled in cell culture; specific experience with Embryonic Pluripotent Stem Cells, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Human/Mouse gastrointestinal stem cells and 3D culture systems is an asset 
Skilled in wide range of laboratory techniques and analytical instrumentation 
Experienced in cellular and molecular biology techniques including flow cytometry, quantitative PCR, immunocytochemistry, microscopy is an asset 
Experienced in performing independent laboratory research 
Excellent in working in a team 
Excellent written and communication skills 
Good verbal communication both in one on one and in a group setting 
Motivation and enthusiasm in scientific research and in learning novel laboratory techniques

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 significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!

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