Research Associate, Stem Cell Team

Watertown, MA
Stem Cell Team
Full Time
The Company
Platelet BioGenesis is a venture-backed biotech startup that was spun out of Harvard Medical School to produce donor-independent human platelets. We are a highly driven and ambitious young company that values openness, transparency, intellectual honesty, and collaboration, in our endeavor to transform the blood system.

The Opportunity  
We have developed a cGMP-compliant cell culture platform to make human pluripotent stem cell-derived platelets. We are now scaling up platelet production to enable first-in-human clinical trials and are further leveraging our platelet platform for cell-based drug delivery. We are currently recruiting for a motivated junior level scientist to join our Stem Cell team to support, develop, and improve our stem cell differentiation processes.

Who We Are Seeking
We are looking for a driven independent thinker with a monster work ethic who shares our long‐term vision for developing a source of donor-independent human platelets, and leveraging Mother Nature’s drug delivery system to cure diseases. Initiative, creative problem solving, and effective teamwork skills are priorities!

What you'll be doing:

    • Perform maintenance and differentiation cultures of human induced pluripotent stem cells, hematopoietic progenitors and megakaryocytes
    • Perform routine cellular and molecular biology procedures including but not limited to flow cytometry and microscopy
    • Keep accurate and detailed records of experiments and results
    • Perform data analysis using software including but not limited to Flowjo, Excel, GraphPad Prism, and PowerPoint
    • Independently plan and execute experiments, with direction from senior scientific staff
    • Organize an effective working schedule and prioritize tasks appropriately
    • Perform lab maintenance duties, including media preparation and maintaining stocks
    • Must have scheduling flexibility to enable weekend and holiday work rotations

What you'll bring to the team:

    • Authorized to work in the U.S. – Required. 
    • BS, MS or equivalent in biological sciences or related field
    • Relevant laboratory experience in academic and/or industry settings, including mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, microscopy. Stem cell experience is strongly preferred but not required.
    • Ability to effectively work in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
    • Proven ability to analyze, interpret, and document experimental data
    • Highly motivated, comfortable at multitasking, able to problem solve on the fly
    • Strong organizational, communication, and teamwork skills

Benefits include:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
    • Retirement Planning (401k) with a company match up to 6% of your salary
    • Discretionary Paid Time Off
    • Parental Leave
    • Commuter Discounts ….. and much more!