Research and Development Associate II

Ossium Health

Indianapolis, IN, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 01/07/2021
  • Website: ossiumhealth.com
  • Company Address: 25 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102

About Ossium Health

Ossium is building the world's first bone marrow bank to treat blood cancers, improve organ transplantation, and repair damage from radiation.

Job Description

About Ossium
 
Ossium Health deploys cellular therapeutics, bioengineering, and other regenerative medical tools to drive lasting gains in the health, vitality and longevity of human beings. We develop, process, and bank cell therapy products that apply the power of stem cell science to revolutionize treatment for patients with blood and immune diseases. At Ossium, we empower our employees, maintain the highest standards of operational excellence, and are a force for good.
 
This Research and Development Associate II will provide technical support to programs within Ossium Health’s Research and Development groups relating to preparation of human bone marrow-derived materials for pre-clinical research.  This position will develop, improve and implement a variety of laboratory techniques and perform complex laboratory procedures to contribute to the timely completion and success of research projects. Create and maintain accurate and timely record of test results to provide Principle Investigator (PI) with information to evaluate direction of research; apply standard quality control procedures to assure accuracy of test results and make recommendations to PI as requested. Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on specialized equipment; maintain supply inventory; prepare solutions, reagents, media or stains for prescribed tests; and participate in meetings with PI to evaluate lab procedures impacting on the quality or timeliness of the research.
 
A successful candidate will be expected to exhibit individual initiative, work independently; be technically proficient and accurate; effectively communicate in both written reports and presentations.

Responsibilities

    • Maintain accurate and timely records of test results;
    • Apply standard quality control procedures to assure accuracy of test results;
    • Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on specialized equipment;
    • Maintain supply inventory;
    • Collect data; organize and centralize files, contribute to summary reports;
    • Participate in regular meetings with the PI as well as the broader R&D group.
    • Initiate and ensure compliance with applicable safety procedures;
    • Interact closely with other departments within Ossium Health, including but not limited to Process Sciences, Manufacturing Operations, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Clinical Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
    • Assist in writing and reviewing development reports, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other quality related documents.
    • Perform activities in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs)

Qualifications

    • MS or BS in life sciences, engineering or equivalent is required.
    • Applicants with an MS degree ideally will have at least 1 year of directly relevant work experience. 
    • Applicants with an BS degree will have at least 3 years of directly relevant work experience
    • Experience in aseptic and/or mammalian cell-culture operations in an industrial or clinical environment is required. 
    • Experience with isolation and culture of primary cells required. Particularly relevant is experience with stem cells.
    • Experience with flow cytometry operation and analysis of data
    • Experience with molecular biology techniques such as Western blots, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, PCR and next gen sequencing
    • Must have a strong focus on quality, attention to detail, and results. 
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills are required as well as demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams. 
    • Must be able to provide input on experimental design and interpretation of results. 
    • Experience in the creation and revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is desired
This position requires training in blood borne pathogen safety measures.  New hires will be given the option of Hepatitis B vaccination.  
 
This Position requires use of cryogenic substances (liquid Nitrogen).  Training in the use of liquid nitrogen will be provided.
 
 
Ossium provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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