Careers at Organovo

If you are interested in one of our current opportunities, please submit your resume/CV to hr@organovo.com.

Open Positions

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Organovo Inc. is an early-stage biotechnology company that is developing and utilizing highly customized 3D human tissues as dynamic models of healthy and diseased human biology for drug development.

We use proprietary technology to build functional 3D human tissues that mimic key aspects of native human tissue composition, architecture, function and disease. Our advances include cell type-specific compartments, prevalent intercellular tight junctions, and the formation of microvascular structures. We believe these attributes can enable critical complex, multicellular disease models that we will use to develop clinically effective drugs for selected therapeutic areas.

Position Overview:

Organovo is focused on the utilization of high fidelity, human 3D cell models for target identification, validation and drug discovery across a range of therapeutic areas. We are seeking a skilled Research Associate to assist with cell assay development and interrogation of disease biology to support target identification and drug discovery. The successful candidate will play a key role in the ongoing development of Organovo’s scientific technology platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and optimization of 3D primary cell-based assays
  • Conduct critical biomarker and proliferation assays (ELISA, qPCR)
  • Maintain detailed experimental records via ELN entries
  • Present and explain data results and conclusions at team meetings
  • Interact with CROs to assist with oversight of external studies
  • Prepare and solubilize compounds for testing
  • Develop or apply expertise in primary cell culture, bioprinting, and spheroid culture

Key Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in biological sciences
  • 2+ years of cell biology experience, biotech/pharma industry experience preferred
  • Cell culture experience required, experience with primary cells, co-culture systems and/or 3D cell culture models preferred
  • Hands-on experience with a broad range of gene and protein expression techniques desired (ELISA/MSD, qRT-PCR, NGS, IHC)
  • Experience with high-throughput screening assays and automation is a plus
  • Ability to independently execute experiments and perform data analysis (excel, prism etc.)
  • Strong organizational and documenting skills with keen attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Creativity and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary team to achieve technical and corporate milestones

If you are interested in one of our current opportunities, please apply here.

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Organovo, Inc., does not use free email services such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo, to communicate with prospective job applicants. If you have a question as to whether a job posting comes from Organovo, Inc., please email us at hr@organovo.com.

Research Associate, Histology

Organovo Inc. is an early-stage biotechnology company that is developing and utilizing highly customized 3D human tissues as dynamic models of healthy and diseased human biology for drug discovery and development.

We use proprietary technology to build functional 3D human tissues that mimic key aspects of native human tissue composition, architecture, function, and disease. Our advances include cell-type-specific compartments, prevalent intercellular tight junctions, and the formation of microvascular structures. We believe these attributes can enable critical complex, multicellular disease models, that we will use to develop clinically effective drugs for selected therapeutic areas.

Position Overview:

Organovo is focused on the utilization of high fidelity, human 3D cell models for target identification, validation, and drug discovery across a range of therapeutic areas. We are seeking a skilled Research Associate to assist with cell assay development and interrogation of disease biology to support target identification and drug discovery. The successful candidate will play a key role in the ongoing development of Organovo’s scientific technology platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare microscopic slides on 3D tissues for research/ drug discovery purposes, including processing, embedding, microtomy, and mounting to include both paraffin processed (FFPE) and frozen tissue under supervision
  • Perform histochemical and immunohistochemical stains under supervision from a senior histologist
  • Record data and maintain instruments
  • Evaluate and image slides under a microscope or scanner
  • Perform image quantification and downstream data analysis under supervision
  • Slide organization, prepare and maintain all necessary reagents, including stains, alcohols, and paraffins according to proper specifications
  • Handling and disposing of hazardous materials
  • Maintaining inventory and records of embedded blocks and prepared slides
  • Help with assays and other project-based needs – ELISA, qPCR, cell culture
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications:

  • Associate/BS degree in biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, or related field
  • 2+ years of industry and/or histology experience preferred
  • Ability and motivation to learn new techniques and lab skills
  • Understanding of general research concepts
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to be proactive, self-motivated, and successful in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to be flexible with workload and job duties to support team objectives
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are required

If you are interested in one of our current opportunities, please apply here.

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Organovo, Inc., does not use free email services such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo, to communicate with prospective job applicants. If you have a question as to whether a job posting comes from Organovo, Inc., please email us at hr@organovo.com.

Director / Senior Director, Drug Discovery

Organovo Inc. is an early-stage biotechnology company that is developing and utilizing highly customized 3D human tissues as dynamic models of healthy and diseased human biology for drug discovery and development.

We use proprietary technology to build functional 3D human tissues that mimic key aspects of native human tissue composition, architecture, function, and disease. Our advances include cell-type-specific compartments, prevalent intercellular tight junctions, and the formation of microvascular structures. We believe these attributes can enable critical complex, multicellular disease models, that we will use to develop clinically effective drugs for selected therapeutic areas.

Position Overview:

The Director/Sr. Director leads the drug discovery and development strategy for assigned programs. Organovo leverages innovative techniques for drug discovery including utilization of 3D approaches and emerging translational science for target identification, validation, and selection. The Director/Sr. Director will work with a cross-functional team of internal and external thought leaders to select targets and compounds as well as define development strategies and execute IND enabling studies to advance Organovo’s portfolio of therapeutics into the clinic.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct and control the activities of therapeutic area teams with overall responsibility for the advancement of assigned programs.
  • Drive collaborations with internal groups, external partners, including CROs and academia for tissue procurement, sample handling, and data generation.
  • Lead internal research teams and provide oversight and support of assigned projects and programs.
  • Apply skillsets in molecular and cell biology to contribute to multiple programs in drug discovery.
  • Apply skillsets in translational science to develop a roadmap and tactical execution plan for IND enabling studies.
  • As an influencer, this leader will define rigorous go/no go decisions with a focus on a hypothesis-driven, genetic, biomarker, and metabolomics-based methodology.
  • Manage budgets for assigned programs

Key Qualifications:

  • PhD advanced degree
  • 8-10 years experience within industry in drug discovery and development with a proven track record of advancing compounds through discovery and into the clinic
  • Industry drug discovery and/or development experience in Gastroenterology and/or GI Inflammatory Diseases is preferred
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the Gastroenterology landscape related to existing and emerging scientific insights and opportunities, unmet medical needs
  • Knowledge of, and experience with gastrointestinal physiology, immunology, and enteric nervous system

Management and Leadership Qualifications:

  • Proven track record as a Team Leader with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results
  • Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing
  • Strong judge of talent with the ability to make tough talent decisions
  • Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company
  • Connections and relationships with key opinion leaders in the field of GI disease is preferred
  • Ability to distill complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms
  • Embraces and demonstrates diversity and inclusion
  • Overall ability to plan, defend and implement a budget capable of delivering needed results
  • Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating an inspiring and engaging workplace
  • High-level negotiation skills and the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner

If you are interested in one of our current opportunities, please apply here.

Please be aware that scams targeting job seekers are increasing. Information on how to identify and report employment scams is available from a variety of sources, including Federal Trade Commission on Job Scams and Better Business Bureau on Employment Scams.

Organovo, Inc., does not use free email services such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo, to communicate with prospective job applicants. If you have a question as to whether a job posting comes from Organovo, Inc., please email us at hr@organovo.com.

Associate Director, Facility Operations

Organovo Inc. is an early-stage biotechnology company that is developing and utilizing highly customized 3D human tissues as dynamic models of healthy and diseased human biology for drug development.

We use proprietary technology to build functional 3D human tissues that mimic key aspects of native human tissue composition, architecture, function, and disease. Our advances include cell type-specific compartments, prevalent intercellular tight junctions, and the formation of microvascular structures. We believe these attributes can enable critical complex, multicellular disease models that we will use to develop clinically effective drugs for selected therapeutic areas.

Position Overview:

The Associate Director, Facility Operations will be an active player/coach who is involved in both the leadership and daily operations required to support the growing company and the necessary compliance with government regulations and corporate policies. The key areas of responsibility include facilities, environmental health & safety, and procurement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of facilities operations, maintenance, building services, engineering, planning, and security.
  • Lead environmental health and safety efforts as well as provide active sponsorship and oversight to the site’s safety and environmental compliance programs.
  • Interface with various government agencies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for the company’s facilities.
  • Develop and implement maintenance programs for the facilities and production equipment.
  • Source, negotiate and manage facility service level agreements or contracts.
  • Partner with internal team, property management, and relevant tenant representatives to design and manage tenant improvement projects and facility modifications.
  • Manage the end-to-end procurement process including obtaining quotes and lead times, requests supporting documentation, new vendor set up in Procurify, order tracking, purchase order monitoring, and issue resolution with vendors regarding invoice discrepancies.
  • Manage the administration of daily shipping and receiving duties; verify receipt of goods on POs and enter receipts in Procurify.

Key Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience within a life sciences environment with responsibilities for facilities, maintenance, and EH&S
  • Thorough understanding of life sciences building-related systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, compressed air and gas distribution, building management, communications, security, and fire protection systems)
  • Strong project management experience
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental, health and safety regulations
  • Proficient in MS Office, Excel, and Outlook, & online purchasing systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Physical ability to work in and conduct inspections of mechanical plants, rooftop equipment installations, and construction sites
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs or manipulate 150 lbs or more

If you are interested in one of our current opportunities, please apply here.

Please be aware that scams targeting job seekers are increasing. Information on how to identify and report employment scams is available from a variety of sources, including Federal Trade Commission on Job Scams and Better Business Bureau on Employment Scams.

Organovo, Inc., does not use free email services such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo, to communicate with prospective job applicants. If you have a question as to whether a job posting comes from Organovo, Inc., please email us at hr@organovo.com.