Our client is an innovative biotech firm. It's really a research think-tank developing new therapeutic platforms. Its innovation process starts with large unmet medical needs, and solutions are custom-designed by conceptualizing and executing genuinely novel ways to address them; this process allows consideration of all potential routes, including some that might not have been tried before, as the process is not linked to any specific background model, technology or university.

Its core area of expertise is Regenerative Medicine R&D, in particular the direct cell reprogramming approach to this field. Lead technologies, including stem cells, biomaterials and drugs have been developed over the past 10+ years and are under full IP protection.

For example, our client received the first patent in the USA for directly reprogrammed cells, a technology allowing the production of precursor cells (e.g. neural, cardiac, hematopoietic) directly from other somatic cells. He developed biomaterial that speeds the regeneration of central nervous system cells and soft tissues while inhibiting tumor growth, while their cell regeneration drug program has led to the development of a drug that not only prevents the cell or tissue loss resulting from neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke and diabetes, etc., but also has indirect regenerative effects on tissues.

Position based in Montreal.


The challenge ------

You will participate in the execution of laboratory projects and experiments, particularly in the use of rodent surgical models for testing cell therapeutics. You will be part of a progressive team helping to make and design the next generation of cell therapeutics.

The missions ------

    • Develop and execute rodent disease models (e.g. PD, stroke, cardiac ischemia, diabetes models)
    • In situ injection of cell therapeutics via stereotaxis
    • Take vitals and perform behavioural analysis
    • Recording results, performing calculations, compiling data, and maintaining records and files
    • Ensuring the cleanliness and safety of the work area
    • Keeping up to date on new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge

    About you ------

    • Technical degree, B.S. or M.S., or higher
    • Extensive rodent surgical and implantation work
    • Expertise in stereotaxic implantation
    • Expertise in behavioural analysis

    Assets:

    • Biotech industry, or GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) expertise
    • 'Golden hands'
    • Microsurgical skills