Job Details

Molecular Biologist

Molecular Biologist
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

STEMCELL Technologies

not disclosed
British Columbia
Date Posted
07/08/2018 - 06:45
Closing Date
07/09/2018 - 06:45
Job Description

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 position is responsible for the development of molecular biology and gene editing products used in life sciences research.  They will be fully responsible for product development including develop a pipeline of products that fit STEMCELL’s customers needs, set product specification criteria, experimentally evaluate candidate formulas and develop protocols specific to stem cell applications.  They will also provide valuable consultation to the Manufacturing team to facilitate technology transfer and to the Quality Control team to determine ongoing testing requirements. 

The chosen candidate will act as the in-house expert for the molecular biology product line and the scientific field it services. They will provide top level technical support to customers, and provide internal lab- and lecture-based training to Sales and technical support representatives.  They will act as a scientific ambassador for the company by giving external presentations and collaborating with leaders in the field. They will contribute written scientific content to mini-reviews, flyers, and manuals.

Education & Qualifications: 
  • PhD (or equivalent) with 2-4 years experience in Molecular Biology with preference given to experience in CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing
  • Fully competent in molecular biology techniques including cloning, PCR, qPCR, RNA seq, Sanger sequencing, and genome editing techniques including CRISPR/Cas9
  • An accomplished independent researcher with product development or technique development experience
  • Able to critically evaluate new product ideas and draft a business plan.  Preferably has a history of innovation
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.  Has authored academic publications and PhD thesis or equivalent research report.  Skilled presenter able to deliver technical data as well as high level explanations designed to support strategic decisions
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Fully responsible for molecular biology and gene editing product line development including performance criteria, research plan, troubleshooting, and reporting
  • Present results, conclusions and future plans regularly at internal data meetings
  • Review and approve all product specifications required for manufacturing and/or quality control
  • Identify and evaluate new product ideas, perform literature and patent searches, draft business plans
  • Provide internal lecture-based training on new developments in the field
  • Provide internal lab-based training on specific protocols
  • Act as scientific ambassador for the company by making external presentations, publishing abstracts and articles, and establishing collaborations or partnerships
  • Track competitor activity, and evaluate competitor product performance
  • Support quality management system initiatives, adhere to QMS requirements, act as custodian for controlled documents
Other Information: 

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. If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding position, please apply online at