Scientist, Human Immunology

Job type: Full-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Clinical Research
Education: Ph.D.
Experience: 0-3 Years
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posted: April 15, 2019
Ends: May 15, 2019

Job Description Summary

The Scientist is responsible in providing expertise in the areas of scientific and technical leadership for the development of the assigned product line(s) in the Research and Development (R&D) department. 
This role advances STEMCELL’s long-term success in current and emerging markets through product and technological innovation and outstanding customer and product support. The Scientist serves as a scientific ambassador of the company to drive and leverage collaborations with external researchers and partners, and internally by sharing their expertise and interfacing closely with other departments.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fully responsible for the assigned product line(s) of Human Immunology Cell Separation products: set performance criteria, quality of experimental design, project planning, product optimization, and launch.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex scientific and technical investigations.

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

  • Identify and execute product and process improvement projects.

  • Development of new applications of existing products, in response to customer-driven needs.

  • In collaboration with the Strategic Marketing group, review marketing analyses, cutting edge technologies, product lifecycle management and future trends to identify customer needs.

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

  • Present New Product Proposals.

  • Generate intellectual property and assist in writing patent applications. Perform literature and patent searches to identify new technologies and scientific trends.

  • Generate technical documentation and provide pre- and post-product launch support.

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

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

  • Evaluate new technologies with the Business Development Team.

  • Serve as a scientific ambassador of the company: i) deliver superior quality presentations to internal and external audiences; ii) promote the STEMCELL brand and mission; and, iii) 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 (QMS) initiatives and requirements.

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

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Team Leadership and Management (as assigned)

  • Lead, manage and support the assigned team to maximize their productivity and performance, including the availability of resources and capabilities within the teams for all planned activities, tasks and projects.

  • Implement people-centric leadership capabilities and build a positive workplace culture within the team(s) focused on developing skill sets, capabilities and tools, facilitating continuous improvements and ensuring the assigned teams are set-up for success for the delivery of all planned goals, milestones and activities.

  • Lead people development initiatives to increase individual and team bench strength. Evaluate direct reports through regular one-on-one and team meetings. Conduct performance reviews (quarterly goals and annual reviews), and provide ongoing quality developmental feedback; facilitate promotion and compensation recommendations in accordance with Company policies and practices.

  • Build a talented team through effective hiring best practices to identify top talent. Recommend and resolve any staffing needs to ensure the team is scalable for growth (right people in the right role at the right time).

  • Build collaborative relationships with colleagues across tissue teams.

  • Responsible for maintaining a collaborative and supportive culture through effective conflict resolution, facilitation of team communication (top down, bottom up) and use of negotiation skills to reach consensus.

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • PhD with 1 year of post-doctoral training in Immunologyis preferred.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Experience working within industry is an asset.

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

  • Managed successful collaborations in the relevant field.

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

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) both in one-on-one and in group settings.

  • Detail-oriented and proficient at time management.

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

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