Stem Cell Scientist at X-Therma Inc.
Berkeley, CA, US
Position Details:
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will excel in the dynamic environment of an early-stage startup company, enjoys working on big projects, and taking on new scientific challenges. The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work independently to achieve their goals and be capable of working on more than one project simultaneously. This role demands a highly goal-driven approach and the ability to focus on time-sensitive objectives.

-The biologist will perform mammalian cell/stem cell culture, expansion, preservation, analysis, flow cytometry, etc.
-Oversee all aspects of stem cell culture, preparation of culture reagents; culture room upkeep and restocking, cell sourcing, etc.
-Demonstrated interest in doing your best as your team pushes to make the impossible a reality.
-Must take initiative to improve standard processes, develop innovative scientific methodologies and approaches to enhance research productivity.
-Department of Defense SBIR has hiring regulations: please U.S. Permanent Residents and Citizens only.
-Start date no later than October 1, 2017.

Basic Requirements:
-Ph.D. (or M.S. 3+ years, B.S. 6+ years) in Biology, Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Cryobiology or a related discipline.
-Responses to after hour contact is expected as a professional.
-Enthusiasm to work in a fast-paced start-up environment
-Must be eager to learn, self-motivated, flexible, accountable and effectively handle multiple tasks.
- Able to work independently in a small team research environment within a larger national laboratory.
-Compliance with all EHS regulations at national laboratory level
-Primary analysis of data to enable interpretation of experiments
-Demonstrated research ability in biology/cell culture/primary cell work.

Technical Requirements:
-Strong understanding and execution of basic mammalian cell biology culture methods and analytic tools.
-Extensive experience with primary human stem cells.
-Proficiency in flow cytometry methods, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, mammalian cell culture management, and expert familiarity with experimental design.
-3+ years of experience with human stem cell maintenance; Experience with human hematopoietic stem cells desired
-in vitro directed differentiation paradigms and functional characterization of derived cell types.
-Knowledge of microarray analysis or liquid handling automation is a plus
-Bonus: Experience with cryoprotectants and freezing/vitrification methods a major plus.

Feel free to email responses to mkline@x-therma.com or click the link on this webpage.
Please title the email “RESUME: X-Therma”