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Cell Culture Company (C3) is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on custom production of recombinant protein-based therapeutic and diagnostic large molecules. We specialize in "small-scale" manufacturing of drugs for clinical trials targeting orphan drugs, personalized therapies, precision medicines, companion diagnostics, in vitro diagnostics, and more. 

C3 also manufactures, distributes and services AcuSyst perfusion bioreactor systems.

Our advantage is our ability to deliver the highest levels of quality while reducing financial risk and increasing speed to market for our customers. Our employees are experts in upstream bioreactor technology, downstream process engineering, quality control, and regulatory compliance. 

C3 has supported 20+ FDA clinical trials and serviced 1,700+ global organizations. We are currently contracted to manufacture an FDA-approved biologic at commercial scale. We are a fast-growing company with opportunities for career growth seeking employees who are passionate about contributing to the development of new and innovative therapies. 

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, C3 is headquartered at a 33,000-square foot facility that houses corporate offices, bioreactor manufacturing operations, a GMP-compliant custom mammalian and protein production space, and a distribution center.


The primary function of the project manager is to coordinate all project-related activities for C3 Bioservices Division and to monitor progress of agreed-upon work, timelines, and costs. The project manager works closely with Sales during the quoting process to prepare a project plan outlining critical paths and milestones and determining the budget. Throughout a contract, the project manager reports the status of each task, changes in scope, and potential risk of not meeting targeted timelines and budgets. The project manager will support communication between the client and the C3 to ensure the timely flow of information between stakeholders. The project manager will proactively assess and evaluate resource allocation, execution of project tasks, and timelines for deliverables. The incumbent will drive implementation of contingency plans and problem solving. This role is empowered to motivate and influence the project team to achieve a program's overall goals.

The project manager will also be a critical part of the Continuous Improvement team at C3. Leading and facilitating lean activities and supporting Quality across the entire organization.


  • Project management of multiple complex project teams for operational excellence.
  • Plans with the project leader and team the project strategy and cross functional activities 
  • Monitors project execution and adjusts plans.  Facilitates project communications and ensures project is well documented.
  • Collaborates with the team to resolve issues and organizes team to execute on the corrective actions 
  • Ensures project work complies with established practices, policies, and processes
  • Facilitates the design and implementation of initiatives that improves business performance while establishing a sustainable model 
  • Ensures communications between Sales, Finance, and Operations are well maintained and provides documentation.
  • Follows up and drives the closure of action items from the business review meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of analytical techniques such as FACS, ELISA, PCR, FTIR, UV and Fluorescence spectroscopy, enzyme assays and other methods applicable to the testing of biopharmaceuticals.
  • Working knowledge of the application of microbiological techniques such as air monitoring, water testing, surface monitoring, and genus and species identification of various microbes.
  • Background in performance metrics and reporting for business review meetings
  • Working knowledge of quality systems and regulatory requirements (21 CRF Part 11/210/211).
  • Contributes to and supports the performance of continuous improvement.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and other applications.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate and work independently with scientific/technical and regulatory personnel.
  • Ability to multi-task, remain organized, and possess the sense of urgency needed to meet goals, objectives and deadlines.  Ability to take direction, complete assigned tasks and work independently.


  • Office conditions with standard office equipment: computer, copier, fax and phone.
  • Occasional lab/clean room work requiring gowning in booties, union suit, face mask, hood and gloves.
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time, and to use computer systems requiring frequent, long-duration mental and visual attention. 
  • Lifting requirements of up to 40 pounds occasionally.
  • Weekend work and non-standard work hours and travel occasionally required due to project demands.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

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