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Stem Cell Research Associate (Vascular)


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

Job Description


•   The Astellas Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AIRM) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma and is 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.

Astellas is announcing a Stem Cell Research Associate (Vascular), located in Marlborough, MA.

Purpose & Scope:

•   Performs experiments and progress 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.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

•   Knowledge in stem cell biology and/or vascular biology related field
•   Prior experience working with cell cultures preferably from pluripotent stem cells (ES, iPS ), including working knowledge of knowledge and understanding of sterile techniques,cell culture practices.
•   Participates in and contributes to experimental design.
•   Makes recommendations to changes for experimental procedures to improve quality or productivity.
•   Understands and effectively conducts biological laboratory experiments utilizing internal and published procedures.
•   Ensures availability of all experimental materials.
•   Keeps current on published literature relevant to the work to increase knowledge and stay up-to-date with developments in the field.
•   Understands the proper use and maintenance of laboratory equipment and record keeping.

Quantitative Dimensions:

•   Consistently completes work effectively and efficiently
•   Communicates effectively with line manager and group members
•   Consistently achieves individual goals as set out in Star Performance

Organizational Context:

•   Reports to the next line manager.
•   Communicates with other members of multidisciplinary teams.





•   BA/BS or equivalent with relevant experience.
•   Working knowledge of routine and semi-routine laboratory procedures.
•   Solid working knowledge of applicable scientific discipline


•   Experience with developing and optimizing protocols for the directed differentiation and maturation
•   Solid working knowledge of cell/organ culture systems, flow cytometry, molecular biology, and fluorescence microscopy a plus
•   Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
•   Ability to work with a variety of personnel including staff, researchers, and academic supervisors.


•   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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