Research Technologist, Analytical Chemistry
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.
Job Description Summary
The Research Technologist of Analytical Chemistry is responsible for the testing of new and existing products, product components, competing products and platform technologies for the assigned Team in the Research and Development (R&D) department.
This role involves performing and troubleshooting standard experiments with the appropriate controls, conducting data analysis, maintaining accurate written records of laboratory procedures, providing regular reporting of experimental results, contributing to the technical product documentation, literature reviews and basic experimental design with input from the supervisor. This role contributes to the general functioning of the R&D laboratory and conducts all lab work according to the company standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform laboratory procedures including nanoparticle characterization (e.g., sizing, surface properties, composition) and participate in the development of new chemical assays.
Document experimental observations, perform data analyses and summarize findings with guidance from his/her supervisor; advise of abnormal or unexpected results.
Present the data at R&D data meetings, and provide the conclusions and the future plans as directed by the supervisor.
Support the Quality Management System (QMS) initiatives and adhere to the QMS requirements, including the maintenance of a detailed and accurate laboratory notebook.
Occasional weekend work (Saturday and/or Sunday) may be required.
Perform regular laboratory duties (e.g. inventory of supplies, waste disposal, and safety measures).
Perform other duties as assigned.
BSc. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related area.
Analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
At least 1 year of relevant experience performing laboratory experiments.
Experience in laboratory techniques such as particle sizing, spectroscopy, and/or electron microscopy is highly desirable.
Experience with the statistical analyses of experimental data is an asset.
Knowledge of STEMCELL products is not an absolute requirement but highly desirable.
Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) both in one-on-one and in group settings.
Detail-oriented and proficient at time management.
Team orientated – ‘one-team’ behavior is a must.
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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