About the job

CellDrop Biosciences has recently received a small business innovative research grant to investigate how cellular encapsulation can be used to extend exogenous mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) survival and promote retention in an in vivo environment. This full-time position will entail working to quantify the biomolecular response of MSCs to encapsulation at necessary throughputs to achieve commercial levels of production, prepare encapsulated MSCs for in-vivo examination of their localized retention in a rodent model, and analyze biochemical markers of tissue regeneration in collaboration with a veterinary team.

What you will be doing

  • Perform and characterize encapsulation of mammalian cells and reagents in microfluidic systems and perform a variety of biological analyses on them.

  • Design and execute systematic parameterization studies of materials, flow rates, and other key parameters for microfluidic particle generation.

  • Collaborate closely with our veterinary team to facilitate in-vivo testing

  • Optimize precise control of experimental parameters for scaling of cellular encapsulation to

    production scale.

  • Generate SOPs for CellDrop Biosciences platforms.

  • Produce, analyze and communicate scientific insights to coworkers and collaborators.

  • Work flexibly and independently as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced scientific

    environment.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS (with robust undergrad research experience), MS, or PhD in molecular biology, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, or related field.

  • Experience with molecular biology laboratory techniques such as RT-PCR, transfection/CRISPR, and gene expression analysis/next-generation sequencing is crucial.

  • Familiarity with cell handling and basic tissue culture techniques is a plus.

  • Familiarity with microfluidics and microfluidic technologies such as device fabrication and droplet

    generation is a plus

  • Experience with fluorescent and confocal microscopy techniques is a plus.

  • The ability to think critically and creatively to optimize processes and solve interesting problems is

    crucial.

To apply please send your CV/resume to CEO, Dr. Ben Noren (ben@celldrop.co)

Current Job Opening: Research Scientist

 

A little about us 

CellDrop Biosciences is an early-stage biotechnology company pioneering innovative approaches to biotherapeutics using microfluidic-based hydrogel microengineering. We are located in Laramie, Wyoming, a vibrant university town at the gateway to the Colorado Front Range. With exceptional access to outdoor recreation, a wide range of amenities, and low cost of living it enables near unmatched work- life balance.

Our company is dedicated to performing excellent science by fostering a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive research environment. The ability to exercise creativity, pursue ones passions, and cultivate holistic wellbeing are central to CellDrop’s values. As an early employee, you would join a dynamic team with ample opportunity to grow into a leadership role as the company expands. This is a unique opportunity to help drive the growth of an early startup within a well-resourced environment at the intersections of tissue engineering, cellular biology, and microfluidic design.