Stem Cell Research Associate, Ocular Research - 1750042399 - Astellas - Marlborough, MA | Biospace
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Stem Cell Research Associate, Ocular Research - 1750042399 - Astellas


Marlborough, MA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Research, Research Associate: Cell Biology, Research Scientist,

Job Description


The Astellas Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AIRM) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma and focused on the development and commercialization of stem cell and regenerative medicine therapies. Astellas is an R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company whose philosophy is to contribute to the improvement of people's heath around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.

Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, most essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture. There's something special about working at Astellas. It's reflected in our focus on the people we serve, the way we treat each other and the results we achieve together as a company.

AIRM has a world-class R&D team, and is pursuing a diverse range of disease indications, ranging from macular degeneration (currently in clinical trials) and other ocular indications to vascular and autoimmune disease. AIRM's intellectual property portfolio includes pluripotent stem cell platforms -- both embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells as well as other cell based therapy research programs. AIRM is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

We are seeking a highly motivated Stem Cell Research Associate, Ocular Research.

Essential Responsibilities:

* Performs experiments and process research and/or development in collaboration with others
* Makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results
* Investigates, creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement
* Performs cell culture and cell characterization experiments, including culture of pluripotent stem cells (ES, iPS) and their derivatives including differentiated cell populations
* Participates in and contributes to experimental design and data analysis
* Understands and effectively conducts biological laboratory experiments utilizing internal and published procedures
* Ensures availability of all experimental materials
* Ensures proper maintenance of laboratory equipment and record keeping
* Consistently completes work effectively and efficiently
* Communicates with other members of multidisciplinary teams.




* BS/MS or equivalent with 1+ years of relevant experience
* Solid working experience in cell culture and aseptic processing
* Working knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques, FACS, qPCR, Western Blot, ELISA, cell imaging and immunofluorescence techniques
* Attention to detail and careful record-keeping???????????????????
* Excellent and effective organizational, oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to work with a variety of personnel including staff, researchers, and academic supervisors
* Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.


* Experience with developing protocols for directed differentiation and maturation
* Prior knowledge or experience in stem cell biology or ocular biology.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time.


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