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Scientist / Engineer, Matrix Biology

Vancouver, Canada

People in a lab

Passionate and resourceful
problem solvers

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Possess theoretical and
technical expertise

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Collaborators with the ability to
present complex ideas

Are you looking for a way to have a broad and immediate impact on the scientific community? Want to work for an international, fast-paced, growing company that supports the advancement of health sciences research globally?

STEMCELL offers exciting, meaningful careers for graduates with advanced scientific training who wish to continue with a research-based career, or those who are looking to support science away from the lab bench, with opportunities for development and diverse career trajectories.

In addition to the theoretical and technical expertise developed through rigorous graduate training, we love the passion and tenacity that we see in our PhD-level employees. We look for graduates with advanced problem solving skills, the ability to troubleshoot and navigate tough questions. Other skills developed by PhDs such as mentoring colleagues and presenting complex ideas verbally and in writing are essential to succeed in science, in any setting.

Our employees share a passion for science and its ability to make a difference in the world, and we thrive in a community of like-minded, driven, interesting individuals, each of whom brings their unique expertise and experiences to the table

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Job ID R0002940 Date posted 02/23/2021

Job Description Summary

The Bioengineering team has an opening for a Scientist/Engineer specializing in matrix biology! This position will be responsible for the development, testing and analysis of biomaterial surfaces, substrates and matrices that support cell culture and tissue regeneration. As in-house expert in developing synthetic and novel reagents for cell culture and tissue engineering, the work of this Scientist/ Engineer will include the development of new products, testing of existing products and evaluation of competing products.

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Fully responsible for establishing novel technologies and products for engineering the cell culture microenvironment through design of support matrices: set performance criteria, quality of experimental design, project planning, product optimization, and launch.

  • Identify and execute product and process improvement projects: generate technical documentation and provide pre- and post-product launch support; troubleshoot and resolve complex scientific and technical investigations.

  • Responsible for supporting corporate goals through innovative product development and by identifying emerging markets: i) In collaboration with the Strategic Marketing group, review marketing analyses, cutting edge technologies, product lifecycle management and future trends to identify customer needs, and ii) Present New Product Proposals: evaluate new technologies with the Business Development Team; generate intellectual property; assist in writing patent applications; and perform literature and patent searches to identify new technologies and scientific trends.

  • Keep abreast of competitor activities, regularly present competitor analysis reports, and recommend new product development ideas to counter potential competitor threats.

  • Source the required internal and external collaborations to execute projects and initiatives.

  • Contribute to sourcing grant funding opportunities and drafting grant applications.

  • Serve as a scientific ambassador of the company: deliver superior quality presentations to internal and external audiences; promote the STEMCELL brand and mission; and publish abstracts, posters and articles.

  • In collaboration with the Education Team, provide input for training material and participate in the product training sessions as needed. 

  • Adhere to the Quality Management System initiatives and requirements.

  • May supervise a team of 1 or more laboratory staff. 


  • PhD in Engineering or the Sciences with a focus on Surface Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Protein Biochemistry or Extracellular Matrix (ECM) Biology with 2-3 years’ experience in manipulation and characterization of cell-matrix interactions is required.

  • An independent researcher with product, methodology, and/or technology development experience.

  • Proven record of complex experimental design and execution; demonstrated ability to apply appropriate statistical analyses.

  • Experience with decellularized matrix preparation and ECM formulation is an asset.

  • Broad technical expertise and knowledge of diverse laboratory techniques. Proven experience training personnel on laboratory techniques and protocols.

  • Skilled presenter to deliver technical summaries of data with critical thinking skills to provide in-depth analytical explanations and interpretations.

  • Extensive knowledge and practical experience of STEMCELL products are assets.

  • Authored academic publications including first authorship publications in high impact journals is an asset.

  • Managed successful collaborations in the relevant field.

  • Experience drafting business plans, patent applications and related articles in the field of expertise is an asset.


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.

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