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Process Development Researcher Co-Op (Fall 2023)

BlueRock Therapeutics
New York City, New York
Start date
May 19, 2023

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Engineering, Manufacturing & Production, Process
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Who is BlueRock?
BlueRock Therapeutics, a wholly-owned and independently operated subsidiary of Bayer AG, is a leading engineered cell therapy company using its unique cell+gene platform to direct cellular differentiation and genetically engineer cells to create a new generation of cellular medicines that address large patient populations suffering from neurological, cardiovascular, and immunology diseases.The convergence of cell biology and genetic engineering is creating fundamental new ways to impact disease. Founded in 2016 to capitalize on these technological breakthroughs, we are advancing our novel cell+gene platform to develop, manufacture, and deliver an entirely new generation of authentic and engineered cell therapies across three therapeutic areas: neurology, cardiology, and immunology.
What Are We Doing?
Our foundational science harnesses the ability to create and then direct the differentiation of universal pluripotent stem cells into authentic, functional cells that can be used as allogeneic cellular therapies to treat a broad array of diseases. We can also further engineer these cells, enabling them to produce enzymes, antibodies, and other proteins for additional therapeutic benefit. We are passionate about delivering on the promise of cellular and gene therapy, shaping the future of cellular medicine, and delivering new therapies to millions of patients with treatment options. We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, thrive in a fun and dynamic culture, and are steadfast in the commitment to advance cutting-edge cellular therapies to impact patients’ lives.
The ideal candidate will be excited and motivated to join a team tackling new challenges, spearheading our technological and innovative advancement of pluripotent stem cell (PSC) biology, characterization, and in vitro differentiation. The individual will participate in executing experiments, keep meticulous records of experimental details, analyze datasets, and will be involved in hands-on work in developing and scaling cell therapy manufacturing processes. Responsibilities
  • Execute in vitro experiments for differentiation, characterization and cultivation of pluripotent stem cells and derivatives 
  • Follow standard operating procedures and document experimental data in a timely and accurate manner  
  • Analyze and prepare data, present data analysis to colleagues in group and other internal meetings. 
  • Minimum Requirements
  • Have (Currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university à BS/MS/PhD in Biological, Biomedical, or Chemical Engineering or related field of study) 
  • Possess the (Ability to work a ~6-month assignment (10-12 months strongly preferred, full-time) 
  • Must be 18 years of age by the start of the internship/co-op. 
  • Must have transportation to the site in NYC, NY 
  • This position is intended to be on-site and candidates will be informed should anything change. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, sufficient to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment with changing priorities. 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence across multiple functions. 
  • Weekend hours required (there will be cell culture activities that will require limited weekend work routinely)
  • BlueRock Therapeutics Company Culture HighlightsWinner of Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work (Mid-size Company) 2023Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company for Diversity 2022Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company for Women 2022Winner of Comparably's Award for Best CEO 2022BlueRock Therapeutics is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Overall Culture on Comparably.Engineering Department is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Overall Culture on Comparably.
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    Equal Opportunity Workplace: At BlueRock, we welcome and support differences and diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  Please let us know if you require disability-related accommodation or other grounds protected by human rights legislation during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.


    BlueRock Therapeutics is a leading engineered cell therapy company with a mission to develop regenerative medicines for intractable diseases. BlueRock Therapeutics’ cell+gene platform harnesses the power of cells to create new medicines for neurology, cardiology, and immunology indications.

    BlueRock Therapeutics’ cell differentiation technology recapitulates the cell’s developmental biology to produce authentic cell therapies, which are further engineered for additional function. Utilizing these cell therapies to replace damaged or degenerated tissue brings the potential to restore or regenerate lost function.

    BlueRock’s culture is defined by scientific innovation, the highest ethical standards and an urgency to bring transformative treatments to all who would benefit. The company strives to be a top employer of scientific talent, empowering every member of the team to make meaningful and lasting contributions to the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine.

    Become a BlueRocker! We are expanding our BlueRock team at all locations. Contact us on our website to learn about rewarding career opportunities.

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