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Scientist, Kidney Development

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0005196 Date posted 04/03/2023

Job Description Summary

Do you enjoy solving complex problems, building relationships with collaborators, and continuously learning in a fast-paced and innovative environment? STEMCELL is looking for a highly motivated, early-career kidney scientist interested in an alternative to the traditional academic career path. Join our team of Scientists Helping Scientists and build a stable and rewarding scientific career.

As a scientist in our Gastrointestinal Research & Development group your creative mindset, combined with your deep technical knowledge of renal development and function, will be utilized to identify emerging technologies and develop novel products.

Working within the Kidney Research team, you’ll initiate and support the early planning stages of product development. You, in collaboration with your peers, will continuously improve and support our existing kidney product portfolio to provide scientists around the world with cutting-edge products and technologies that help advance scientific discovery.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the assigned product line(s), including performance criteria, research and quality design, product launch, and technical support

  • Use field-specific knowledge to propose new products, and apply creative approaches to generate intellectual property and perform competitor analysis

  • Independently identify areas of improvement and generate 1-5 year product development plans

  • Build collaborative relationships with colleagues across tissue teams and departments, and adapt communication styles to specific audiences and situations

  • Serve as a scientific ambassador of the company to promote the STEMCELL brand and mission

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge, skills, and expertise equivalent to PhD with 0-5 years, Master's with 4-8 years, or Bachelor's Degree with 6-10 years of relevant experience in the kidney research field

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise of stem cell-derived in vitro kidney models required, prior experience in the development of robust assays for drug screening or functional testing is desirable  

  • Proficient in independent experimental design, execution, and data analysis, as well as preparing scientific documents and delivering presentations

  • Knowledge of technical methodologies of the relevant scientific field as well as the ability to learn and apply scientific knowledge to a new field, further contributing to scientific discussions

  • Proven ability to work in cross-functional teams and provide supervision to junior colleagues 

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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 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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