Research Scientist, In vivo

Vancouver, British Columbia /
Preclinical Research and Development /
Permanent, Full-time
We are seeking a passionate and collaborative Research Scientist to join our multi-disciplinary preclinical R&D team. This is a hands-on role focused on the execution of our in vivo surgeries aimed at assessing our bioprinted therapeutics. You will tackle the use and optimization of preclinical in vivo surgical models with the certainty that your work will have an impact on the company’s vision to transform how we treat disease.

What You’ll Do

    • Perform basic and advanced surgical procedures associated with our preclinical programs.  
    • Support animal handing such as basic manipulation, restraint, blood sampling, dosing, and injections.
    • Oversee and assist with program related husbandry and post-op duties to ensure proper animal care practices.
    • Contribute to in vivo study designs to assess bioprinted tissue device performance.
    • Contribute to defining appropriate surgical strategy, sample size, control and experimental study arms, and relevant endpoints. 
    • Assist in the development of study and animal use protocols with CROs and academic collaborators, then monitor those studies and interim reports, and review and provide feedback on the final study reports.
    • Assist in the processing, coding, storage, and transportation of bioprinted tissue sample batches for preclinical in vivo studies, assuring quality control and assurance measures are in place.
    • Secure and analyze in vivo pharmacology and biomarker study endpoints.
    • Prepare and harvest tissues from animals and liaise with internal and third-party histology teams to analyze their histology and IHC results.
    • Create SOPs, maintain rigorous experimental records, deliver experimental reports, and present experimental results to key internal and external stakeholders.
    • Contribute to scientific publications, conference abstracts, patents, and grant applications.
    • Train others on surgical techniques and processes.

Who You Are

    • Education:  MSc or PhD in experimental medicine is preferred or a related discipline.
    • Professional Experience: You have 3+ years of experience in a research laboratory and a working knowledge of animal related standards, CCAC guidelines, and federal, provincial, and local requirements is preferred.
    • Required Certification: Completion of UBC animal care training and lab rodent courses.
    • In Vivo Expert:  Subject matter expert in experimental animal handling and surgical procedures.   
    • Detail-Oriented: You have outstanding attention to detail as well as experimental process rigour. You take pride in your work and strive for excellence.
    • Intellectually Curious: You have a burning desire to learn more and aren’t afraid to ask questions.
    • Collaborative: You thrive in a multi-disciplinary team environment and believe that we can get further, faster by working together.

Aspect Biosystems is a Canadian biotechnology company combining the power of microfluidics and 3D bioprinting to create bioprinted therapeutics. Our bold team of innovators and entrepreneurs have joined us from all over the globe to move the needle on 3D bioprinting and work towards a future where our technology is used to save lives and make people healthier. 

We are endlessly curious and wildly passionate about what we do. Our team is always excited to learn and roll up our sleeves to make a difference in the ever-changing world of biotech. We believe that every person on our team is a key contributor to our success. If you are committed to make a real impact and accelerate the development of biotechnology, we want to hear from you! 

The environment at Aspect is fast-paced, collaborative, ever-changing, and supportive. We are looking for team players who bring substantial expertise and competency in their field. We offer competitive compensation packages and benefits with excellent opportunities for personal growth and career development.

At Aspect Biosystems, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or terminate, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, provincial, or local law.