O2M Technologies is a dynamic startup company located at the heart of Chicago developing oxygen imaging technology to assist with cancer, type I diabetes, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine therapies. O2M’s preclinical oxygen imaging instrument JIVA-25 based on EPRI (electron paramagnetic resonance imaging, similar to MRI) is the world’s first preclinical oxygen imaging instrument designed for advanced oxygen measurement in tissue samples and in rodents.
O2M Technologies is looking for highly motivated individual for the position of “Lab Manager” at its “Oxygen Measurement Core” service facility. The major research direction of the core is in islet encapsulation technology for type I diabetes. The new-hire will be responsible for maintaining cell culture and animals compatible with standard lab practices. Strong background and experience with maintaining islet cell culture, islet cell isolation, islet encapsulation technology, and handling small animals is a must.
The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of in vitro and in vivo studies requiring strong sample handling and animal surgery skills as well as in vitro and ex vivo biochemical, assays, and immunohistology techniques. In addition to performing dosing, monitoring, blood sampling, and harvesting in studies for target validation, PK/PD, and technology evaluation, the candidate will support imaging studies and provide overall operational support across different functions.
Join O2M Technologies, an equal opportunity employer, that achieves success through continuous team learning and individual growth. As part of a world-class team of scientists, clinicians, and engineers, which bring together a synergy of expertise, you will be constantly pushing the boundaries and redefining the possibilities of imaging in modern medicine.
Purchase and maintain standard wet lab equipment. Purchase and maintain consumables.
Maintain cell culture clean environment as expected of a professional wet lab.
Maintain cells, animals, reagent, etc. as needed for the ongoing projects.
Design, perform and interpret data from cell-based assays and molecular biology assays
Demonstrate understanding and application of relevant scientific literature to the design of experimental protocols
Perform surgery on small animals (mice and rats)
Perform rat islet isolation, perform standard viability tests
Make observations, evaluate data, interpret results and document in a well-maintained laboratory notebook
Present results of experiments and findings in multidisciplinary team meetings
Learn and perform imaging experiments based on multimodality imaging technologies as needed. These include O2M’s core technology EPROI and small animal MRI, CT etc.
Perform cell culture works according to established protocols, routinely check medium, reagents and plastic-wares for cell cultures works, Maintain and record cell culture work performed, maintains general order and neatness of working area, reports any problems or maintenance issues, performs other duties as assigned.
Assist with other aspects of oxygen imaging service project as needed.
Comply with standard laboratory practices and company policies
What we offer:
Competitive salary and benefits
Be a part of a dynamic company developing state-of-the-art technology in close contact with world-leading experts in diabetes research and imaging
Possibility of publishing in high-ranking peer review journals to maintain the visibility in the field
Hours/Work Environment: Laboratory environment. Full-time exempt position. Weekends may be required to maintain cell culture and animals.
Background: Eligibility to work in the USA.
Location: Chicago, IL, USA.
Interested candidate should an email to email@example.com with a cover letter highlighting their work along with current CV and contact details of 3 references. The screening of position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
O2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
MS or PhD in biological sciences or related discipline
Experience with type I diabetes research
Experience with maintaining islets, MIN6, Fibroblast, beta TC6, tumor cell lines etc.
Experience with small animal handling and surgery
Experience with islet isolation
Experience performing histology, cell viability and other molecular biology techniques
Ability to work independently but in coordination with other members of the team
Highly organized with good record keeping skills
The knowledge of animal imaging using MRI or CT is a plus
Internal Number: 21_03
About O2M Technologies, LLC
O2M Technologies is a dynamic startup company developing oxygen imaging technology to assist with cancer, type I diabetes, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine therapies. O2M’s preclinical oxygen imaging instrument JIVA-25 based on EPRI (electron paramagnetic resonance imaging, similar to MRI) is the world’s first preclinical oxygen imaging instrument designed for advanced oxygen measurement in tissue samples and in rodents.