Scientist, Cell Biology
About VitroLabs: VitroLabs is a venture-backed company working towards a world where science is used responsibly to provide positive impact for business, the planet and all living things. By harnessing novel applications of frontier science and technology, we've developed a process to grow real leather that is slaughter-free and better for the environment. About the role: VitroLabs Inc seeks a reliable, highly-motivated and exceptionally innovative cell biotechnologist who will work both independently and with a team on the development of new animal cell lines and the development of novel media formulations. The successful candidate will have expertise in various cell biology laboratory techniques, a solid understanding of cell culture media development, and be able to translate this information toward the development of unique 3D tissue engineering products. About you: You are an experienced researcher with years of experience in cell biology and molecular biology research. Your experience is demonstrated by your accomplishments such as awards, conference presentations, journal articles, or patents. Responsibilities: * Develop and characterize cell lines (from various species) and animal component-free media formulations for 2D cell culture and 3D tissue formation. * Guide and train other members of a team in the field of cell biology and in achieving company goals. * Evaluate new methods, technologies, analytical tools, and processes to independently progress the cell culture aspects of the company's projects. * Follow Good Laboratory Practices and Standard Operating Procedures and adhere to all safety and company policies. * Maintain and update laboratory notebooks. * Analyze data, generate reports, and present findings in a concise manner to both internal and external audiences. Qualifications & Skills : * Must have an advanced degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, or a related field or an advanced degree with an appropriate level of experience. * Extensive Experience working with primary cells, cell lines, or stem cells (iPSC, ESC or MSC); design, execution, and data analysis of multiplex qPCR; molecular, cell-based, secretome, and adherence assays. * Knowledgeable in Design of Experiments (DOE), dermal tissue engineering, multicolor flow cytometry. Competencies: * Communication: The ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed, express oneself clearly in all interactions with others, and notice, interpret, and anticipate others' concerns and feelings with empathy. * Collaboration: As a team member, the ability to work cross-functionally with team leaders and at the bench alongside other pioneering scientists. Commitment to inclusivity and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications. * Change Management: The ability to demonstrate support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization's effectiveness; initiating, sponsoring, and implementing organizational change; helping others to successfully manage organizational change. * Analytical Thinking: The ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach considering implications and preparing for possible contingencies; Negotiate ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions by strategically presenting tailored information or data that will have a strong effect on their audience. Employment Requirements: Authorized to work in the U.S. Ability to work a flexible work schedule including early mornings, late evenings, and some weekends We offer great benefits, a competitive salary, and challenging, impactful work. Come and join our rapidly growing team, work with smart and dedicated people and help develop cutting edge technologies that will have a lasting impact on the world. DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and VitroLabs Inc retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. VitroLabs Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.