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Careers for PhDs at STEMCELL

STEMCELL offers exciting and 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 in a diverse range of careers.

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Scientist, Particle Chemistry

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0002312 Date posted 12/24/2019

Job Description Summary

STEMCELL is looking for a Scientist to join the Particle Chemistry team. STEMCELL Scientists act as scientific leaders, contributing to collaborative research to create a range of products used around the world. The Scientist, Particle Chemistry will be working at the interface of multiple disciplines including chemistry, surface science, materials science and biology to develop the next generation of nanomaterials for isolating cells. The Particle Chemistry team uses chemistry and materials science techniques to study and isolate key colloid synthesis parameters by in depth characterization analysis. Scientists at STEMCELL use cutting edge synthesis and nanocharacterization tools and techniques to improve understanding of complex coatings, as well as to design new chemical systems that drive specific behaviors of the materials when used in biological settings.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Fully responsible for the assigned product line(s) of magnetic particles for positive selection: set performance criteria, quality of experimental design, project planning, product optimization, and launch.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex scientific and technical investigations.

  • Contribute to business plan for new products and business section of new product proposals.

  • Responsible for supporting corporate goals through innovative product development and by identifying emerging markets

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


  • PhD with 1 year of post-doctoral training in chemistry, chemical engineeringis preferred.

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

  • Experience with the following techniques is an asset: Particle synthesis including inorganic oxide nanomaterials, sizing characterization (DLS, Nanosight, FFF, SEC, Electron/Optical microscopy), surface functionalization characterization (TGA, zeta, chemical assays) and synthesis of coating component materials (Nano/Micro particles, surface functionalization/conjugation, polymers)

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

  • Detail-oriented and proficient at time management.

  • Team orientated –‘one-team’ behavior is a must.


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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