Product and Scientific Support Specialist, Stem Cell Biology
Job Description Summary
Are you looking for an opportunity to transition from academia to biotech? Do you have a broad range of lab skills and want to transfer those skills by educating others? Do you appreciate the importance of exceptional troubleshooting and find satisfaction in discovering solutions? Do you enjoy talking about science to other scientists?
The Education & Product and Scientific Support department directly supports STEMCELL’s motto of ‘Scientists Helping Scientists’ by providing troubleshooting advice and educational support on the STEMCELL product portfolio to our global customer base and sales staff. This role is ideal for someone who wants to use skills developed at the bench to analyze data, troubleshoot experiments, and help others with their research. This position is also responsible for managing complex issues and product complaints, and developing and applying high level technical skills and specialized knowledge on one or more product lines. You must be a master multi-tasker with excellent communication abilities, an upbeat attitude, and an eye for detail. We are looking for someone with a broad base of scientific research skills, particularly someone with extensive cell culture experience. These skills will be used to define and communicate solutions by phone, email, and live chat and to develop training videos, technical tips, and educational tools. This position is responsible for maintaining the highest standard of customer service in a fast-paced and stimulating environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop a good understanding of products in the STEMCELL portfolio to readily assist customers with any product and/or scientific request.
Provide detailed information to Sales staff, Distributors, and customers on new and established products.
Troubleshoot product issues and research novel applications for products, as required.
Document all communications and interactions with customers in the CRM database (SFDC).
File and track progress of complaints/issues as part of a product investigation.
Liaise with scientific staff to address customer queries and special requests.
Provide feedback to R&D from customers on the use of products, improvements that could be made on existing products, and new products that are required.
Maintain accuracy and relevance of Product and Scientific Support internal knowledge database.
Develop technical content and tools for customers and staff including Technical Tips, scientific curriculum, training scripts, and marketing collateral.
Deliver corporate scientific training programs in compliance with our brand of Scientists Helping Scientists.
Assist Sales Representatives to prepare custom orders at the customer's request.
Plan and complete personal and annual goals on a quarterly scale, with supervision.
Execute ad-hoc projects as determined by manager.
PhD in neuroscience, or equivalent stem cell field, or MSc plus 3 years of relevant work experience.
Fluency in English is required, fluency in additional languages would be an asset.
Demonstrated passion for science and learning.
Broad scientific knowledge and significant hands-on laboratory experience.
Extensive experience with mammalian cell culture is required. Experience with primary neuron culture or neural differentiation is desirable.
Experience with flow cytometry and/or cell separation would be an asset.
Experience with CRISPR genome editing techniques would be an asset.
Demonstrated communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills.
Ability to explain product and scientific information to both experts and non-experts alike.
Strong time management, multitasking, and organizational skills.
Ability to manage regular interruptions to workflow.
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a dynamic team.
Demonstrated ability to meet short-term project deadlines.
Experience working with collaborative software programs such as SharePoint, Salesforce, and/or Confluence would be preferred.
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 significant career development opportunities.
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