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Research Associate II: Tissue Engineering

As a Research Associate II, you will collaborate with the members of the Tissue Engineering, Cellular Biology, and Bioprocess engineering teams. The successful candidate will utilize their knowledge in developing & implementing appropriate cell-based assays and systems required for designing the material systems that support cells grown in small lab settings through fully scaled systems. Salary and title will be commensurate with experience.


Key Responsibilities

– As the Research Associate you will be responsible for:

– Assist in conducting routine cell culture maintanence, biomaterial screening including data analysis, using high throughput cell culture models.

– Work with team members on studying the impact of changes of inputs such as new cell lines, media formulations, and biomaterials on the generation of tissue.

– Develop, maintain, and demonstrate knowledge of principles, theories, and techniques in the area of responsibility.

– Work with scientists to execute experimental protocols in the lab.

– Communicate effectively and present work-related results to supervisor, project teams, and all functional groups.

– Effectively establish experimental methods from literature to the lab and make modifications, as necessary.

– Present data and findings at various venues, including project team, department, and company meetings.

– Maintain detailed experimental records via ELN entries


Experience, Skills, and Attributes

– BS degree with 3+ years of relevant experience /MS degree with 0-2 years in Biomedical Engineering, Biology related field or equivalent discipline.

– 2-3 years of relevant laboratory experience is required

– Cell culture experience, with work in a plate-based format, is preferred

– Knowledge in maintaining cell cultures, the ability to work in a BSL environment, knowledge of biological and chemical safety is required.

– Experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques (qPCR, Western Blot, ELISA) including immunofluorescence staining methods, cell-based assay development is essential

– Experience in 3D cell culture is desirable

– Understanding of analytical tools to assess cell/tissue device biocompatibility, efficacy, and durability.

– Familiarity with confocal and wide-field fluorescence microscopy is a plus

– An understanding of scientific and technical knowledge and its application in mammalian/fish cell culture processes.

– Experience and/or strong desire to learn biomaterial development, or biomedical device design involving fish, mammalian, or cell culture.

– Experience with electronic lab notebooks and document management systems

– Strong experimental background and a rigorous, analytical approach to problem-solving

– Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail-oriented

– Familiarity with G Suite/MS Office and ELN is desirable

– Excellent organization and communication skills, written and oral in English

– Great team player with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills


Position Details

– Competitive salary with the industry – Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance

– Unlimited PTO

– Flexible Schedule

– 401k

– Medical, dental & vision

– Access to well-being tools and development opportunities

– Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.

– In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

– Be part of the change for a better world

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At Finless Foods, our mission is simple – we want to create a future for seafood where the ocean thrives. We work toward this every day by creating delicious, alternative seafood products that help you satisfy your cravings, without bait or a hook. We are using ground-breaking (or rather ocean-breaking) plant and cell culture technology to revolutionize the way the world sources delicious and sustainable food. Good for us. Good for the ocean.

These are our values: 

  • Be driven to create a future for seafood where the ocean thrives

  • Produce safe, healthy, and great-tasting food

  • Urgently commit to a flourishing ocean and waterways

  • Respect coastal communities and their relationship with the ocean

  • Foster a diverse culture of people and knowledge

  • Believe people want to help and that we can offer them a helping hand.

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