Semma Therapeutics

Job Title: Sr. Research Associate – Device Manufacturing Research & Development

Job Number: 22394

Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Semma Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on developing a pluripotent stem cell-based cell therapy for Type 1 diabetes, is seeking an outstanding research associate to join its growing team. The full-time role will focus on tissue culture, molecular and cellular characterization, process and assay developments. Under the supervision of a Sr. Scientist, the SRA/Scientist will be involved in the day-to-day execution of specific projects and be responsible for experimental design, data interpretation, and presentation. The position will be located in Providence, MA.


  • This position would primarily be working on materials characterization of polymers and adhesives
  • This role will evaluate properties of new and existing materials in development (FTIR, SEM, TGA, XRD, EDS, PY-MS, Tensiometry)
  • Collaborate internally with Semma team, train colleagues in new techniques and maintain relationships with external Scientific partners

Required Skills

  • MS level with experience in Life Sciences, Engineering (biomedical, mechanical) or related discipline with 0-2 years industry experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of polymer science, biomaterials,
  • Preferred experience with implantation systems, and medical devices
  • Demonstrated excellence in planning, executing and analyzing experiments
  • Critical thinking and independence, ability to troubleshoot, solve difficult problems, and develop process and/or assay improvements
  • Attention to detail and careful record-keeping
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, able to write technical reports and protocols
  • Flexible team player excited to collaborate with internal and external partners
  • Highly self-motivated and flexibility in working schedule to accommodate weekend work if necessary


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