The University of British Columbia (UBC)

Stem Cell Research Technician (BB-3EE25)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


Stem Cell Research Technician

A new Stem Cell and Genome Editing Core Facility situated within the in the , , will support diverse regenerative medicine research initiatives and provide core support to researchers and highly qualified personnel (HQP) participating in cell therapy research. The Kieffer Research Group is seeking to improve life for people affected by diabetes, by contributing to the development of protocols to manufacture insulin producing cells from human pluripotent stem cells.

The candidate will play an important role as a member of the Stem Cell and Genome Editing Core Facility team and the Kieffer Research Group. The candidate will assist with the day-to-day operation of the Core, will generate human induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs), and will culture and differentiate human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and iPSCs down pancreatic lineages. The work schedule is somewhat flexible, but weekend work will be required.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Passage and differentiate cultures of human ESCs and iPSCs in the absence of antibiotics
  • Assess cell phenotype by microscopy and FACS
  • Occasionally assist in performing immunohistochemistry, ELISAs, RNA purification, qPCR, genetic engineering of stem cells using CRISPR
  • Maintain lab equipment and manage supplies
  • Prepare culture media, differentiation factors and related materials
  • Train others in cell culture techniques
  • Prepare and present reports of results
  • The candidate will report directly to Dr. Timothy Kieffer and will work with researchers of all levels and from different research backgrounds. Excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively as a member of this multidisciplinary in a biological science preferred with minimum of 2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience with cell culture
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Candidates should submit a cover letter outlining research interests and fit with the laboratory's research along with resume electronically with the subject header 'RE: Stem Cell Research Technician' to Elisa Tran at

    This posting is for the campus in British Columbia, Canada.

    Please refer to reference number EU-54350 during correspondence about this position.

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    About UBC
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