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Satellite Biosciences is pioneering the development and implementation of proprietary, off-the-shelf, implantable satellite organs as living therapeutic solutions that can transform the lives of millions of patients who suffer from serious diseases. Building on 25 years of work in award-winning labs at top academic institutions, the platform is supported by a strong IP portfolio and is backed by a top tier syndicate, led by Polaris Partners.
We are seeking an experienced, creative, and motivated Associate Scientist to join our rapidly growing team. In this role you will contribute to the company’s platform technology of engineered satellite organs. Specifically, you will be part of our cross-functional team optimizing cell lines and implantable grafts. You will perform in vivo studies to advance our lead research and development programs.
This role is a unique opportunity to join an early-stage, well-funded Biotech startup. You will initially report directly to the Chief Technology Officer. This position is full-time with laboratory time being on-site at our facilities located in Cambridge, MA.
● Perform rodent and porcine in vivo studies at external vivarium or in collaboration with CRO.
● Conduct implantation surgery and/or train CRO personnel on surgeries.
● Conduct or oversee dosing (IP, IV, etc.), blood sampling and tissue harvest, and live imaging (e.g. IVIS, PET/CT, etc).
● Work with team leads to evaluate histopathology assays Execute studies using good documentation practice and strict adherence to all guidelines and policies.
● Participate in pre-study laboratory activities including tissue culture and hydrogel graft fabrication as needed.
● Coordinate tasks across projects, demonstrating prioritization and planning according to project timelines and goals.
● Participate in planning, experimental design and drafting standard operating procedures, work instructions, test methods, study protocols, and technical reports.
● Participate in regular internal project meetings and data reviews.
● Maintain a clear, detailed laboratory notebook to document all experiments and findings.
Required Qualifications & Experience:
● Bachelor’s or master’s degree in biological sciences and 4+ years of relevant work experience for master’s degree applicants or 6+ years of experience for bachelor’s applicants.
● Extensive hands-on experience with in vivo techniques and animal studies and tissue processing for downstream assays.
● Demonstrated experience in standard in vivo techniques, including common dose routes, surgery, necropsies, and anesthesia (both injectable and inhalant).
● Experience with implantation surgeries and survival organ resection.
● AALAS certification and experience with animal models for injury a plus.
● Willingness to work a flexible schedule (off core hours, weekends, and holidays) as necessary.
● Willingness to learn other in vivo and in vitro techniques as needed.
● Familiarity with laws, regulations and guidelines dealing with the humane use of animals in research.
● Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration, time-management, and organizational skills are required.
● The successful candidate will be an ambitious self-starter, have a strong work ethic, be able to generate high quality work under tight deadlines, and enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment.
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