Research Associate, Hematology
Job Description SummaryAre you looking to grow your scientific career with a bench-based role in the fast-paced and collaborative environment of Canadian biotech? If you’re a passionate, innovative problem solver who works well within a team and enjoys troubleshooting, then this position at STEMCELL Technologies—Canada’s largest biotech company—may be for you!
As a Research Associate working with the Hematology team in the Research and Development (R&D) Department, you’ll be responsible for independently testing and optimizing internal products, interpreting data, and providing regular reports on your results. By pairing a creative approach with your deep technical knowledge and hands-on expertise in flow cytometry and mammalian cell culture, you’ll drive the optimization of quality products related to hematopoietic stem cells.
This position is perfect for recent MSc science graduates who want to continue honing their laboratory and research skills while contributing to the creation of high-quality workflows for researchers around the globe.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Understand and experience with flow cytometry, mammalian tissue culture and general molecular biology techniques
Present data in team meetings and contribute to data interpretations and future experiments
Validate new products, product components, and technologies
Keep accurate and detailed records of lab procedures and results
Mentor and help train junior members of the team
Knowledge and Qualifications:
MSc in a biomedical related field with 2-6 years relevant lab experience is required
Knowledge and experience in mammalian cell culturing and flow cytometry, as well as range of molecular biology techniques is an asset
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience presenting your own data to small and large groups and writing reports
Familiarity with pluripotent stem cell work, primary or suspension cell culturing, or cell sorting 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 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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