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Research Associate

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0004324 Date posted 06/21/2022

Job Description Summary

Are 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.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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


  • MSc degree 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 human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) techniques, suspension cell culturing, and cell sorting strongly preferred 

This role requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per STEMCELL’s vaccination policy, the current recommendations by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time, including any COVID-19 boosters as recommended by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time.

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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 significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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