Research Associate Scientist


Company Description

Cellphire Therapeutics is a Rockville, MD-based biotechnology company focused on developing platelet-based products to save lives. Our lead product, Thrombosomes®, is a platelet-based freeze-dried hemostatic. Cellphire’s goal is to revolutionize hemostasis management through the development of the next generation of platelet-based products that will efficiently stop bleeding. We believe that our products will ensure platelet availability to all patients regardless of location or environment.

The Research Associate Scientist is an entry-level technical position at Cellphire. You will work with a team to plan, design and conduct complex and advanced experimentation, design and formulate biological reagents and on assays for POC and IVD instruments utilizing novel drugs under development at Cellphire. We would like you to have experience in design control, new product development, and have provided support for existing products. Prior work in cell-based therapeutics is optimum. 

Job Description

What You’ll Do  

Generally you will be responsible for: 

  • Conducting R&D assays 
  • Maintaining accurate lab data including logging and presenting in a professional format 
  • Maintaining a clean and safe lab space 
  • Training new staff in R&D methods and procedures 
  • Sharing results with the R&D team and managers through reports and presentations 
  • Conducting literature reviews and developing experimental designs to answer research questions and reach key milestones 

Your day will include the following: 

  • Designing experiments capable of addressing scientific questions in a logical manner
  • Recording, analyzing, and organizing data and results in a timely manner
  • Accurately communicating results to senior staff in the form of reports, summaries, and presentations
  • Working safely and efficiently in a BSL-2 lab environment
  • Following Cellphire policies and procedures
  • Training new staff when necessary


Who You Are  

The ideal candidate has the following:   

  • Education:  Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, organic chemistry, pharmaceutics, or related field 
  • You are currently  
    • Working within a Research Discovery group performing routine laboratory experiments with direction
    • Skilled at pipetting, measuring pH, weighing reagents, and calculating molarities/concentrations
    • Working with Research teams in a lab environment 

Additional Information

What Else You Should Know 

At Cellphire, we care about our employees' physical and financial welfare. Our current benefits package includes: 

  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Life and Disability Insurance 
  • Paid Time Off, Plus Holidays 
  • 401(k) Match 
  • Stock Options 
  • Tuition Assistance 

What Now?  

Sound interesting?  Take the next step and submit your credentials – a resume and a cover email today.  Join us and be part of a company that is making a difference and saving lives.

Cellphire is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree
Experience Level : Entry Level
Job Function : Development
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