Research Associate I Tissue Engineering
Durham, North Carolina
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Research Associate I – Tissue Engineering The Job Details are as follows: What we do United Therapeutics Corporation focuses on the strength of a balanced, value-creating biotechnology model. We are confident in our future thanks to our fundamental attributes, namely our commitment to quality and innovation, the power of our brands, our entrepreneurial culture and our bioinformatics leadership. We also believe that our determination to be responsible citizens – having a positive impact on patients, the environment and society – will sustain our success in the long term. We currently have five approved products on the market and a long-term mission of providing an unlimited supply of transplantable organs for those who need them. Our company was founded by an entrepreneur whose daughter was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. She sought to find treatment options and a cure for her daughter and patients like her. We are founder-led, and relentless in our pursuit of ‘medicines for life’. We continue to research and develop treatments for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, pediatric cancers and other orphan diseases. How you’ll contribute Conduct and assist in research efforts to develop tissue-based regenerative medicine products for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension and other lung diseases. + Prepare lung scaffolds and reagents for tissue engineering experiments, including cannulation and loading scaffolds into bioreactor chambers and preparing media. + Perform cell culture activities to support tissue engineering studies. + Perform maintenance, cleaning, sterilization, and set-up of bioreactors for tissue engineering studies. + Assist in execution of tissue engineering experiments, including tissue handling and dissection, monitoring and utilizing tissue bioreactor systems, and seeding cells in tissue structures. + Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of samples and data collected during and after tissue engineering studies. + Perform maintenance, cleaning, sterilization and set-up of bioreactors for tissue engineering studies. + Follow prescribed laboratory methods and protocols under GLP/GMP-like conditions. + Record all laboratory data in the in-house data management system(s). + Record and manage use of materials and reagents needed to carry out experiments. + Follow proper procedures regarding laboratory safety, use of personal protective equipment, and handling of biohazard materials, including human or animal cells or tissues. + Other duties as assigned. For this role you will need Minimum Qualifications + Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, bioengineering, biomedical science, or related discipline + Facility with appropriate word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and related standard software + Experience with laboratory instrumentation and data software + Excellent organization skills with great attention to detail and quality of work + Ability to problem solve in a creative and effective manner + Good team member skills, must work well with others + Good written and oral communication skills + Ability to initiate and manage day-to-day tasks effectively, including multi-tasking, flexibility and adaptability + Ability to organize and present data + Ability to independently follow experimental methods and protocols Preferred Qualifications + 1-2 years post-baccalaureate experience in life science, bioengineering, biomedical research, or related disciplines preferred + Experience with aseptic technique preferred Life as a Unitherian At United Therapeutics, you’ll realize quickly that it is not an ordinary place to work! When you join our company, you will learn, grow, contribute, have fun, and be challenged… all while making a difference in the lives of our patients. United Therapeutics Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities We strive to be an organization that engages the minds, hearts, and most spirited efforts of each of our employees. Our sense of purpose transforms what we do from work into mission, occupation into vocation and achievement into success. We challenge our employees with innovative and revolutionary projects, offer an environment which fosters high-level job performance and provide a highly competitive total rewards package. This is what makes United Therapeutics a stimulating place to work.