Lead Scientist Cell Biology

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Dec 2022

ClexBio is looking for an exceptional scientist to join our R&D team in Oslo, Norway.

Using healthy human stem cells and cutting-edge tissue engineering technologies, ClexBio engineers transplant-ready tissues for patients suffering from severely limiting or life-threatening diseases. Our lead asset is a bioengineered vein graft to address chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) - a medical condition impacting millions of patients globally and with no current treatment options. We work in close collaboration with our world-leading clinical partners in Norway, Austria, and the US, and our engineering partner CSEM in Switzerland. Our scientific foundation builds on the results of more than seven years of R&D from NTNU, Harvard University, EPFL, and the University of Birmingham.

ClexBio is a young but fast-growing company consisting of a highly interdisciplinary team of excellent scientists and entrepreneurs. We are driven to make a difference by exceeding the current limits of tissue engineering and bringing engineered tissues to patients. We believe that our work should be challenging and fun at the same time.

Main responsibilities & activities

  • Responsible for planning, overseeing, and directing cell culture work in line with company strategy; Managing cell biology staff
  • Leading preparation of engineered tissues for preclinical studies with external partners
  • Leading optimization of cell/tissue culture routines and methods; Supporting scale-up of cell/tissue culture routines according to regulatory standards
  • Developing & implementing existing and new SOPs for cell culture tasks, analyses, and assays
  • Supporting routine lab activities including autoclaving, cell banking, etc

Must-have requirements

  • PhD with 2+ years of relevant industry experience or MSc with 5+ years of relevant industry experience within cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related discipline
  • Extensive hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture including basic cell maintenance, media preparation, and cell inventory
  • Proficient with common biological assays to assess cell viability and proliferation
  • Experience with microscopy and immunofluorescent/histochemical analysis
  • Experience with ELN and digital inventory management system
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, plan experiments, and document & report experimental results


  • Hands-on experience with 3D cell culture or tissue engineering
  • Experience with assay development
  • Basic experience with in vivo studies
  • Practical experience in a regulated/GMP environment
  • Leadership/management experience

As a team member, we expect you to be

  • Excited about ClexBio’s mission to engineer human tissues for clinical application and eager to be part of the long-term journey
  • Passionate, self-driven, and willing to take leadership
  • Highly collaborative yet able to work independently both in and outside of the lab
  • Proactive, straight-forward, and solution-oriented
  • Visionary and curious to leave the beaten path

To apply: email talent@clexbio.com . In addition to your CV, please include a cover letter that helps us to get an idea of who you are, why you are excited about ClexBio’s mission, and why you are the right person to help us succeed at bringing engineered tissues to patients.

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