Cartilage Tissue Specialist

Company Overview & Position Description

EpiBone is a clinical-stage company that develops revolutionary tissue engineered products for skeletal repair and is offering the chance to work with an early-stage company to support the clinical translation of innovative regenerative stem cell therapies. We are seeking a Cartilage Tissue Specialist to assist in the development of clinical-grade, stem cell-based tissue engineered osteochondral products.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Perform stem cell culture and fabricate cartilage tissue grafts with cells and biomaterials.
  • Collaborate with the Engineering team to maintain and test 3D culture bioreactor systems.
  • Develop processes to manufacture tissue grafts using cells, biomaterials, and bioreactors.
  • Transition product development procedures from R&D-to-cleanroom manufacturing.
  • Scaleup cell and tissue culturing processes for batch manufacturing.
  • Maintain materials, reagents, and cell bank inventories.
  • Participate in project planning, writing study protocol, standard operating procedures, and project report.
  • Maintain a clear, detailed laboratory notebook to document all experiments and findings.
  • Organize and present data at meetings when requested.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological science, biomedical engineering or related field with +2 years of experience or Master’s degree in biological science, biomedical engineering or related field with 0-2 years of experience.
  • Excellent mammalian cell/tissue culture and sterile technique required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with good time management and organization skills.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and excellent collaboration skills.
  • Comfortable with working traditional and non-traditional hours.
  • Familiar with data analysis using statistical tools, such as Prism, Excel, and Matlab.
  • Proficient in standard Office programs like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in Research Assistant at a cGMP compliant biotech/pharma company is highly desired.
  • Previous experience with 3D cell culture techniques using bioreactor systems is highly desired.
  • Experience working with human and animal tissues and animal surgery techniques are a plus.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • No relocation assistance is provided for this position.
  • Ability to lift 25lbs or more on a regular basis.

Employment Status

Full-time; exempt from overtime.

**Qualified applicants, please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to:**

EpiBone, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EpiBone ,Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.