Our company seeks candidates who appreciate a working environment where personal respect and forthrightness is an expectation for all employees. We have a culture that allows for professional growth through taking project responsibility and ownership early on. Our employees understand the impact of their efforts on driving company value, which is important since everyone is an equity participant through our stock option plan.
Propagenix is continuously interested in learning about highly motivated individuals to join its staff who are interested in participating in the discovery, development and commercialization of its technologies. Please send information about your background and how you envision you could contribute.
Product Development Scientist (Rockville, MD) (multiple positions). Design and perform molecular or cellular laboratory experiments and interpret results, with focus on meeting FDA and other regulatory requirements to bring cell therapy product to market. Responsible for further developing and improving ex vivo human cell culture platform technology and cell therapy products, especially those for treating lung diseases, and moving it towards meeting FDA regulatory requirements. Optimize cell culture media formulations that support extensive proliferation and differentiation of human airway epithelial cells in vitro, and perform complex testing activities including cell growth, cytotoxicity, viral transduction, colony formation, 3D differentiation, and gene expression and functional assays. Support development of product quality control SOPs to meet GMP lab compliance. Assist in development of strategy to meet the FDA guidance on somatic cell therapy product manufacture process. Record and analyze raw data in logbooks, worksheets, and electronic programs, and report results to management. Requires a Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Molecular Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or a related field and two (2) years of experience as a scientist or a related position conducting cell biology research in an industrial setting (nonacademic). Also requires experience in: 1) using live-cell imaging and analysis platform IncuCyte Zoom, to evaluate cell growth, cytotoxicity, and to perform small molecules screening using 384-well plate; 2) 3D epithelial cells differentiation using Matrigel and air-liquid interface conditions; 3) culture medium optimization using Design of Experiment (DoE); 4) SOP development for product quality control; and 5) the development and improvement of documents, in developing study designs and protocols for special projects. Send resume with cover letter Propagenix Inc., Attn: Sherry Challberg (ref #AS2017), 9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 325, Rockville, MD 20850. No calls.