Research Technologist – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Research Technologist


Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Job Description Summary

We are looking for a Research Technologist to support a Scientist to optimize media and create high quality products for supporting the success of GUTVIBRATIONS project.

The candidate selected for this position will have the unique opportunity to be exposed to state of the art technology working on various 3D organoids culture systems derived from both primary tissues and Human Pluripotent Stem Cells (hPSCs), and study the interaction of the epithelial cells with several other tissue cells in co-culture systems. The candidate will be responsible for the testing of new and existing products, product components, competing products, platform technologies and optimize new media formulations.

This position is for a 2 years fixed-term contract.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform experiments and data analysis, document the experimental observations and calculations, and summarize the findings.
  • Troubleshoot standard experiments, review and report on the results.  
  • Present the data at R&D data meetings, provide conclusions and future plans as directed by the supervisor.
  • Perform laboratory procedures as requested (e.g. inventory of supplies, waste disposal, and safety measures).
  • Support the Quality Management System (QMS) initiatives and adhere to the QMS requirements, including the maintenance of a detailed and accurate laboratory notebook.
  • Occasional weekend work (Saturday and/or Sunday) may be required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BSc degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or related area.
  • Relevant experience in performing laboratory experiments and statistical analyses of biological data is an asset.
  • Experience in working with 3D organoids culture systems, Human Pluripotent Stem Cells (hPSCs) cultures is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation).
  • 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 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.

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