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Senior Scientific Support Associate

LocationCambridge, England
Job ID R0006070 Date posted 09/12/2023

Job Description Summary

Do you want to apply your laboratory background and collaboration skills to support the fast paced environment of the Scientific Support team?

As a Senior Scientific Support Associate, you will be integral to the training and hands-on support of our researchers at all levels, as well as ordering and maintaining inventories of lab supplies, coordinating equipment maintenance, providing safety training, and contributing to continuous improvement initiatives within the Training Operation team. Working as part of a dynamic team will require you to have excellent and effective communication and collaboration skills.

At STEMCELL Technologies your work will have a direct and positive impact on advancing scientific research in fields such as cancer and immunology. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to support safe and effective lab operations and processes apply now!

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the Education laboratory by overseeing the operations of various types of training activities with the supervision of the Program Manager, Scientific Support, Training

  • Culture and maintain cells, perform general laboratory and molecular biology techniques. Keep accurate and detailed records of lab procedures and results

  • Coordinate and plan the logistics for internal and external Scientific Support training programs

  • Maintain and review Scientific Support Training Operation guidelines and processes to ensure they accurately reflect and support our business needs

  • May contribute to training execution teaching lab techniques to internal and external trainees

  • Help maintain lab supplies and facilitate equipment operations to ensure a safe and functional lab environment for researchers across the departments

  • Assist with the administration of the Scientific Support  training  programs and other departmental  projects with report generation, registration and instructional material preparation, meeting coordination, minute-taking, and other administrative tasks. 

  • Coordinate the upload of educational content to the Learning Management System

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s with 6+ years of relevant lab experience, Masters + 3 years of lab experience, or Ph.D.  degree in life sciences with little to no  work experience, with previous project management experience is an asset

  • Cell culture, microscopy  and lab sterile techniques skills are necessary

  • Strong knowledge of laboratory health and safety protocols as well as laboratory best practices.

  • Ability to work independently and function in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, have a positive and enthusiastic attitude, and be receptive to feedback and coaching

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required

  • Critical thinking,  attention to details, ability and drive to solve practical problems

  • Experience and knowledge with common administrative functions, such as correspondence writing, minute taking and meeting coordination  is an asset 

  • Knowledge of Google Suite with the ability and interest  to learn new platforms, when required

  • Data analysis skills, and experience with Tableau, Salesforce, and Google Analytics is an asset 

  • Experience with Learning Management System (LMS) design is an asset

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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.

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