As part of BlueRock Therapeutics vision to change the future of medicine by enabling ground-breaking cell therapies, the candidate will be an important technical contributor of a dynamic and progressive team responsible for ensuring that the company’s leading cell product candidates are delivered safely, accurately and healthy to provide benefit to patients. The position is responsible for producing cell materials for preclinical development and assessment, involving expansion of pluripotent stem cells and directed differentiation to target cell phenotypes. Duties include day-to-day maintenance of cell cultures, performing ongoing quality control testing and assessment of cells and working with leading scientists to translate cell technologies into clinical use. The resulting cell product will be evaluated in vitro and in vivo. The successful candidate has demonstrated excellent aseptic cell culture technique and attention to detail. Experience with handling larger cell cultures (>500 mL) is a plus. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in a cell culture laboratory environment, and sharing responsibilities with other laboratory team members to maintain cultures seven days a week.
BlueRock Therapeutics is a next-generation regenerative medicine company focused on breakthrough treatments and new horizons in medicine. BlueRock Therapeutics’ platform is based on state of the art pluripotent stem cell engineering tools and expansion technology. The company represents a strategic partnership between Bayer and Versant Ventures and has been granted access to one of the largest-ever Series A financings in biotech.
As part of BlueRock Therapeutics vision to change the future of medicine by enabling ground-breaking cell therapies. The successful candidate will be a key technical contributor of a dynamic and progressive team developing novel cell-based therapeutics.
BlueRock`s ambition is to have an R&D team of dynamic and highly engaged top scientists who are inspired to take project ownership and further develop themselves in one of the most rapidly growing scientific fields. At BlueRock we value open communication, collaboration and a positive and fun working environment in which both individual and team contributions are recognized. Our world-class management team is committed to fostering the growth and career development of employees.
The Toronto, Canada site is seeking a Research Associate to perform scaled cell manufacturing including pluripotent stem cell expansion and downstream directed differentiation into cell product for investigational use. The incumbent will be a key laboratory member in a dynamic and progressive team generating therapeutic candidate cell types from pluripotent stem cells. Hands on experience with mammalian cell culture processes is essential. Familiarity with scaled cell culture technologies and cGMP aseptic manufacturing requirements is a plus.
This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute to bringing a new class of cell-based medicines to patients. Collaboration with a highly-motivated, world-class team of scientists and engineers promises an exciting and engaging work environment for motivated, self-starting candidates.
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