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Research Associate I/II - Analytical Development

Position Overview: 

As a Research Associate I/II (RA I/II) in the Analytical Development (AD) team, you will provide key technical contributions to develop and characterize assays for cell therapy products, including analytical development in a Process Analytical Technology (PAT) framework to support process development. The ideal candidate is an eager learner and team player, who has a demonstrated track record of meticulous task execution in the laboratory. Background in PSC biology is desirable and previous experience in assay development for Cell and Gene therapies is an asset. Further, the candidate will be a self-driven individual who will seek out and take advantage of development opportunities and demonstrate continued growth and improvement.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to the development, validation, and execution of analytical methods and potency assays for the characterization of cell therapy products, including those based on flow cytometry, ELISA, and qPCR. 

  • Perform tasks that support Analytical Development activities and project goals, demonstrating increasing autonomy and competency. 

  • Contribute to experiment planning, conduct wet lab work, and assist with data analysis. 

  • Follow, author, and review standard operating procedures. 

  • Support other functional teams to facilitate seamless transfers of analytical methods. 

  • Culture, differentiate, and bank pluripotent stem cells. 

  • Prepare common reagents, buffers, and consumables. 

  • Perform varied assays and collect data.  

  • Collaborate within and across teams.  

  • Operate analytical equipment and instruments and contribute to their upkeep and maintenance. 

  • Actively contribute to workplace safety and related policies, including taking on available roles within the organization to ensure compliance.  

  • Maintain a focus on continuous improvement and refinement of the team’s workflows.    


  • MSc in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Analytical Chemistry, or related field. 

  • For RA I: MSc or BSc with 2+ years of experience in analytical method development, ideally in cell therapy.  

  • For RA II: MSc with 2+ years or BSc with 4+ years of relevant experience in analytical method development, ideally in cell therapy. 

  • Demonstrated expertise in flow cytometry, qPCR, and ELISA.   

  • Hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture, ideally in pluripotent stem cell culturing and differentiation.   

  • Analytical thinking skills, understanding of descriptive statistics and data presentation.  

  • Effective verbal and written communication.  

  • Excellent organizational skills and effective time management. 

  • A history of contributing to problem solving within a team.  

  • An open and trustworthy nature, a readiness to be mentored and to mentor others and pitch-in as needed.  

  • Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma is an asset.


Why Morphocell: 

  • Join a dynamic team of professionals committed to pushing the boundaries of cell therapy. 

  •  Contribute to groundbreaking advancements in the field of biotechnology. 

  • Opportunity for personal and professional growth in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. 

  • Competitive compensation package.

  • Group medical and dental insurance.

  • RRSP matching contribution.

  • Commuting travel benefits.

If you're a motivated individual with a passion for process development in cell therapy and want to be part of a team making a meaningful impact, we encourage you to apply for the Research Associate role. Help us reshape patient care through cutting-edge cell therapies.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to: .

Project Manager

To apply, send your resume, motivation letter and list of 3 references to

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