The person in the role of Biology Research Associate will work with our ventures (including Rasio Therapeutics) in the biotechnology and life-sciences that manufacture and develop products such as DNA libraries, 3D cell printing, oral vaccines and diagnostics for aquaculture, tissue engineering scaffolds, encapsulating enzymes to treat rare diseases, and oncology therapeutics.
What we do:
Early Charm, the parent company of Rasio Therapeutics, creates, owns, and operates businesses that convert science into revenue.
We are the management team, the operators, and the entrepreneurs. We do not write checks and just pop in for board meetings. We show up to our labs, our production facilities, and our offices every day to do all the heavy lifting in our portfolio companies.
Our scientists and engineers work across our entire portfolio, never just one venture. This brings extraordinary expertise to the earliest stages of product development. The lack of silos fosters creativity and attracts the most collaborative people.
Similarly, our sales & marketing team works across our portfolio enabling us to have the voice of customers heard early and often as we consider product development. Add in our experts in law, intellectual property, accounting, finance, licensing, purchasing and more to get the complete team to build our businesses.
What you will do:
You will work with our ventures in the biotechnology and life-sciences that manufacture and develop products such as DNA libraries, 3D cell printing, oral vaccines and diagnostics for aquaculture, tissue engineering scaffolds, encapsulating enzymes to treat rare diseases, and oncology therapeutics.
You will perform PCRs, culture different cell types (bacterial, yeast, mammalian), prepare plasmids for sequencing, express and isolate DNA/proteins from bacterial cultures, as well as handling other technical aspects in the assembly of our products.
You will draw from your strong technical background and organizational skills on a daily basis while working with moderate direction alongside colleagues to meet research timelines and fill product orders.
You will engage with the Chief Science Officer and other technical leads on product/ project status, providing them reports as well as working with them on determining future efforts. Normally you will work a standard Monday-Friday on a full time basis; however on a planned basis, you may need to attend to cell cultures on the weekends. We do our best to minimize this, but we cannot always control how cells grow.
What you need to be successful:
If you are both unabashedly creative and cooperatively kinetic then you’ll fit right into the culture at Early Charm.
An ideal candidate will have experience in Biological/Physical sciences or equivalent, technical aptitude or experience with PCR, Gel electrophoresis, and buffer preparation, experience with bacterial expression and protein production/isolation, an interest in speaking with highly technical customers and end users, scientific presentation and data reduction skills for scientist and non-science professionals, a willingness to learn about and engage in the business of science, and be a creative thinker with an entrepreneurial mindset.
What we will do for you:
Career development is our top priority for you. While we love the idea of people joining Early Charm forever, we are realistic to understand that we may be a steppingstone to other opportunities or a way for you to explore career options. Regardless of your reasons for joining us, our commitment is to help you while you are helping us.
Where you will work:
We are at the center of the entrepreneurial renaissance of Baltimore giving you the opportunity to interact with some of the nation’s most exciting technology companies. Located at 1100 Wicomico Street, our labs, production space and offices are intermingled with firms doing engineering design, software development, specialty textiles, robotics, and so much more. There is even a brewery.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is Our Business:
Creativity is the soul of Early Charm. We expand creativity by actively seeking out and embracing diversity in all its forms. Diversity of thought, of experience, of culture, of race, of expression and ultimately of the individual is, therefore, our soul.
Action and cooperation drive our success at Early Charm. We foster action through equity. Equity means we treat everyone with respect, empower everyone to make decisions, help everyone to advance their career and compensate everyone fairly. We encourage cooperation by being inclusive. Inclusive means celebrating each other’s differences, listening to each other’s views, and empowering each other to be individuals through our own actions. Equity and inclusion, therefore, is our success.
How to Join Us:
Please send your resume and cover letter to Olumide Kayode at firstname.lastname@example.org.