Post Doctoral Fellow, Lung Biology
Job Description SummarySTEMCELL Technologies Inc. and the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (UBC and St. Paul’s Hospital) are working together on a grant-sponsored postdoctoral award opportunity and looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to fulfill a fixed term 2-year fellowship. Through this collaborative initiative, you will develop improved model systems for assessing the in vitro efficacy of modulator therapies in cystic fibrosis (CF).
Join our team of ‘Scientists Helping Scientists’ and drive the development of novel products and technologies and work with other highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. After the completion of this collaborative initiative, there are long-term career opportunities to retain talented individuals within STEMCELL to support other projects based on business needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and optimize improved cell culture models, as well as fully create detailed protocols and methodologies
Full responsibility for the assigned project including project planning, experimental design, experimental execution, data analysis and interpretation, reporting, and presenting
Independently identify areas of improvement, as well as troubleshoot and resolve complex scientific and technical investigations
Present data at team and department data meetings, provide conclusions, and future plans
Perform literature reviews to discuss the relevance of the product design in order to apply experimental strategies and troubleshooting
Knowledge and Qualifications
In-depth knowledge, skills, and expertise equivalent to a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, or relevant life sciences field
Expertise with primary 2D epithelial cell culture and flow cytometry required
Extensive knowledge in lung cell biology, with experience in lung cell culture and/or 3D airway culture models is preferred
Proficient in independent experimental design, experimental execution, and analyzing data, with experience conducting high throughput drug assays, immunostaining, and qPCR highly desirable
Excellent communication skills both in one-on-one and group settings, and an organized and proactive mindset are a must
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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