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Cell Culture Associate

CELL CULTURE COMPANY OVERVIEW:

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.

GENERAL SUMMARY

C3 is currently recruiting for the position of Cell Culture Associate, whose primary responsibility will be to perform small and large scale cell culture production of mammalian cell lines to support projects in our Bioservices Division.   This includes hands on cell culture and other laboratory work, documenting work according to GLP/GMP requirements, and supporting other lab duties as required. 

Successful candidates will have a background in cell biology and be proficient in basic laboratory skills and aseptic technique.  We look for this individual to become a versatile and valuable internal team member who is able to contribute to interdepartmental projects.  This position will work with individuals in other departments within the C3 organization to accomplish short and long-term goals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform small and large scale GMP/GLP cell culture and other laboratory work to support both client and in-house production, development, and validation projects. 
  • Accurately document all work in a clear and concise manner according to GLP/GMP guidelines.
  • Write, review, and execute standard operating procedures (SOPs) and production batch records.  May occasionally be called upon by supervisor to provide training to team members.
  • Execute equipment qualification protocols
  • Work with Quality and Engineering groups to investigate and resolve quality events and CAPAs
  • Support co-workers with cell culture or other laboratory work as necessary.
  • Perform other duties or special projects as required by the immediate supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in a GMP/GLP laboratory environment.  Ability to maintain accurate documentation according to GMP guidelines.
  • Direct experience performing mammalian cell culture is preferred.
  • Must have ability to solve problems, think critically, make decisions, remain organized, multi-task, manage time, plan and accomplish goals.  Must be able to maintain a sense of urgency necessary to meet goals and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Clean room and cell culture laboratory environment, with labcoat and other personal protective equipment required.
  • Office space with accessibility to standard equipment, computer, copier, fax and phone.
  • Use of computer system requiring frequent mental and visual attention.
  • Lifting requirements of up to 40 lbs. occasionally.
  • Occasional weekend work will be required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Please visit our website to learn more about our company:  https://cellculturecompany.com.

 

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