What We Do
We build on the strength of our research and development expertise and a distinctive, entrepreneurial culture that encourages diversity, innovation, creativity, sustainability, and, simply, fun. Since inception, our mission has been to find a cure for pulmonary arterial hypertension and other life-threatening diseases. Toward this goal we have successfully gained FDA approval for five medicines, we are always conducting new clinical trials, and we are working to create an unlimited supply of manufactured organs for transplantation.
We are the first publicly-traded biotech or pharmaceutical company to take the form of a public benefit corporation (PBC). Our public benefit purpose is to provide a brighter future for patients through (a) the development of novel pharmaceutical therapies; and (b) technologies that expand the availability of transplantable organs. At the same time, we seek to provide our shareholders with superior financial performance and our communities with earth-sensitive energy utilization.
Our company was founded by an entrepreneur whose daughter was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. She sought to find treatment options and a cure for her daughter and patients like her. We are founder-led, and relentless in our pursuit of “medicines for life”. We continue to research and develop treatments for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, and other orphan diseases.
How you’ll contribute
The Organ Manufacturing group (OMG) at Lung Biotechnology focuses on identifying, scoping, and delivering projects in support of our mission to build cutting edge technology for organ scaffold 3D bioprinting to address the unmet needs for transplantable organs. The Research Associate II-Tissue Systems will work with the direct supervisor to establish new experimental procedures and analytical metrics to characterize the biological outcomes of different lung cell types on 3D printed lung scaffolds.
- Perform cell studies experiments to address technical challenges with efficient post-processing of 3D printed objects
- Work both independently and collaboratively to implement biochemical assays to evaluate cell phenotypes after cellularization of 3D printed scaffolds, including but not limiting to imaging (bright field, confocal, light sheet), immunostaining, and qPCR
- Work both independently and collaboratively to implement and evaluate culture methods using bioreactor systems
- Perform biochemical assays following manufacturer instructions
- Work collaboratively to plan experiments and analytical metrics to characterize the biological outcomes of different lung cell types on 3D printed lung scaffolds
- Assist with 3D printing, scaffold processing, and bioreactor assembly, for cellularization experiments
- Record and manage use of material and reagents needed to carry out experiments
- Record all laboratory data in the in-house data management system(s)
- Prepare reports, technical documents and SOPs for internal and external use
- Report and present data to other team members individually and at group meetings
- Meet 1:1 with managers to review results and progress
- Perform other duties as assigned
For this role you will need
- Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree in cellular biology, developmental biology, biomedical engineering, or a related field (RA 1). Bachelor’s Degree in cell biology, biomedical engineering or related field and 2+ years of biomedical engineering, or biotechnology industry experience OR with a Master’s Degree in cell biology, biomedical engineering or related field (RA2).
- Aseptic Technique and mammalian cell culture
- Understanding of tissue engineering concepts and field
- Knowledge of cell biology
- Experience with Imaging and microscopy
- Experience with Protein and Molecular biology assays and techniques
- Ability to initiate and manage day-to-day tasks effectively, including multi-tasking, flexibility and adaptability
- Ability to independently follow experimental methods and protocols
- Comfortable working in a hands-on laboratory environment and have good attention to detail and good lab practices
- Master’s Degree in cell biology, biomedical engineering or related field
At United Therapeutics, you’ll realize quickly that it is not an ordinary place to work! When you join our company, you will learn, grow, contribute, have fun, and be challenged… all while making a difference in the lives of our patients.
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