Senior Research Technologist, Pluripotent Stem Cell Biology

Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Research and Development
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posted: July 19, 2021
Closes: August 18, 2021

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain, distribute, and monitor cell quality of hPSC lines for use in PSC-related projects
  • Perform experiments with input from the supervisor, including establishing or improving novel methods and techniques.
  • Document experimental observations, perform data analysis and calculations, and summarize findings with guidance.
  • Troubleshoot experiments and procedures, identify abnormal or unexpected trends in data, review and report on results and provide input into future experimental design.
  • Present data at R&D data meetings and provide conclusions and future plans.
  • Prepare data summaries for the technical documentation.  
  • Perform literature reviews to identify relevant techniques applicable for the product design. 
  • Perform laboratory procedures as requested (e.g. inventory of supplies, waste disposal, and safety measures).
  • Provide training on laboratory techniques and product protocols to the laboratory staff.
  • May provide technical support to other departments as needed.
  • Support Quality Management System (QMS) initiatives and adhere to the QMS requirements, including maintenance of a detailed and accurate laboratory notebook.
  • Occasional weekend work (Saturday and/or Sunday) may be required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BSc. in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related area. 
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience performing independent laboratory experiments. 
  • Practical experience in aseptic mammalian cell culture is preferred.
  • Practical experience using a variety of laboratory techniques such as flow cytometry, qPCR, and microscopy is an asset.
  • Experience with statistical analyses of biological data is an asset.
  • Ability to apply critical and analytical thinking is required.
  • Knowledge of STEMCELL products is not an absolute requirement but highly desirable.
  • 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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