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Program Manager, Contract Assay Services Operations

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0005311 Date posted 04/03/2023

Job Description Summary

STEMCELL’s Contract Assay Services department is looking for a new Program Manager to join their growing team! This is a fantastic opportunity to use your scientific background in a project and operational management setting. As Program Manager, you will liaise with interdepartmental stakeholders to support activities associated with client studies, document control, internal assay development projects, and operational process development.

If you have a passion for science, a track record of successfully managing multiple projects, and have experience in stakeholder communications, we would love to talk to you!

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as business liaison with internal and external stakeholders for client study execution, including the communications associated with contractual obligations

  • Coordinate the transfer and retention of client documents and materials ensuring all appropriate licenses and compliance documents required for import and use of controlled materials are in place

  • Assess ongoing operational processes and highlight opportunities for improvements 

  • Provide project management support for the development and execution of projects and tactics that support the long term scalability of the team

  • Schedule and track progress for all studies, both technical and financial 

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in the life sciences (cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field) with 3-6 years of relevant experience, or a Master’s Degree in the life sciences with up to 4 years of relevant experience

  • Project management or project coordination experience and familiarity with database software is strongly preferred

  • Experience communicating and influencing cross-functional stakeholders; must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and team skills

  • Ability to assess competing priorities and meet operational deadlines in a fast paced environment 

  • Experience with or understanding of contract research organizations, sales strategies, or content marketing strategies 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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