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Flow Cytometry Specialist

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0004974 Date posted 01/19/2023

Job Description Summary

Want to utilize your flow cytometry skills as an in-house technical subject matter expert and resource? As a Flow Cytometry Specialist within the Research & Development (R&D) department, you will be responsible for independently managing the flow cytometry facilities in the R&D lab for both internal and external clients. This position is integral for developing and administering STEMCELL’s comprehensive R&D lab skills training curriculum and will serve as a trainer for courses offered to lab staff.

If you’re a detail oriented, highly organized individual who is curious, eager to troubleshoot experimental data, and build up our core facility team this may be the position for you!

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a dedicated in-house flow cytometry expert and resource, particularly for complex analysis, and provide technical assistance and guidance 

  • Provide an operator-assisted FACS service to support R&D team projects and train frequent users to operate the sorter as well as host internal training and external seminars on flow cytometry

  • Generate and implement standard operating procedures and technical best practices, including standardized sample preparation, staining, analysis protocols and consult on design of flow cytometry panels

  • Run quality control assessments on lab instruments; maintain and undertake minor repairs as required, as well as manage service providers for repairs and regular preventative maintenance

  • Negotiate with suppliers for the purchase of flow cytometry instruments and service contracts, in consultation with Procurement

Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • PhD or MSc in Biology, Chemistry or related area, or BSc with at least 6+ years of relevant experience, with a minimum 4 years’ experience performing independent flow cytometry experiments

  • Relevant flow cytometry training certification and experience in GxP expectations (21 CFR part 11 compliance, documentation, audits, etc.) is preferred 

  • Ability to apply analytical thinking to independently troubleshoot equipment and propose solutions

  • Training experience in small and large group settings and knowledge of effective training methods is highly desirable

  • Excellent communication (verbal, written and presentation) and interpersonal skills is an asset

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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.

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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