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Scientist, Contract Assay Services

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0004358 Date posted 07/05/2022

Job Description Summary

STEMCELL is looking for a highly motivated, independent scientist interested in an alternative to the traditional academic career path. Working within our contract assay services team, you’ll use your technical knowledge to develop effective and novel assays that meet our client’s needs and advance scientific discovery. Join our team of Scientists Helping Scientists and build a stable and rewarding scientific career in a fast-paced, dynamic, and creative environment.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Scientific Experts/Product Scientists, and others within STEMCELL during protocol development for new products and applications to optimize design, evaluate new equipment and technologies, and improve assay efficiency

  • Use relevant scientific fields of expertise to evaluate requirements and develop novel assays and platforms to successfully meet client’s specifications

  • In collaboration with Senior team members, create new product proposal submissions, develop assay development plans and timelines, and outline required resources (reagents, instrumentation, etc)

  • Present results of projects at team meetings, internal cross-functional meetings and external meetings or conferences, as required

  • Establish a small team and develop personal leadership management skills


  • PhD with 0-4 years or MSc with 5-10 years of experience in Cell Biology, Stem Cell Biology,  Immunology, Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Pharmacology, or a related field

  • Industrial and complex assay development experience and working knowledge of the Contract Assay field strongly preferred

  • Experience with advanced human cell culture with primary, human iPS or ES cells, and/or 3D organoid systems is required, additional knowledge in high throughput assays and standard  laboratory techniques and instrumentation is a valuable asset

  • Ability to work independently and function in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

  • Strong communication (verbal, written, presentation), project and time management, and organizational skills required

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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