Careers

Careers

Are you a bright and motivated individual seeking a career in a growing company? Celltex is pioneering regenerative medicine technology in Houston, Texas, the epicenter of some of the best hospitals and top medical facilities in the world.

As we set standards in the rapidly developing stem cell industry, we’re seeking like-minded individuals to join our collaborative culture and dynamic team. No matter your role, whether it be in the office or in the lab, with Celltex, you will become a part of something bigger than yourself as we find tomorrow’s solutions – today.

The following positions are immediately available:

 

Executive Assistant to VP of Operations

Job Purpose: Provide executive support to the Vice President of Operations.  The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external contacts on all matters pertaining to the Vice President and ensure that Operation’s departments (Manufacturing, Quality Control, CSO/Research & Development), as well as multi-departmental projects run smoothly and efficiently by providing support as needed.  Additional   support will be required for various projects such as Clinical Trials, Data Collection, Sports Medicine, Marketing, Website Design, transitioning current paper based data collection to a Software based system and Outside Sales management.

Job Duties:

Responsible for performing tactical and strategic administrative support tasks for upper level executive of the organization.

  • Works on assignments that can be complex in nature where a high degree of independent judgment, initiative, and technical knowledge are required to independently resolve problems along with having the ability to handle most unique situations
  • Answer phone, screen calls, take detailed messages from callers and greet visitors
  • Data Base Management using excel or other data repository
  • Assist with corporate meetings, preparing agendas and supporting documents
  • Frequently determines methods and procedures for new assignments and conveys this method
  • Uses ability to contribute to the development of new concepts/techniques and to complete assignments/tasks in innovative and efficient ways
  • Possesses advanced general administrative skills/knowledge required at an upper executive level
  • Usually works with multiple issues/projects and can support multiple administrative projects and their requirements concurrently while understanding how to prioritize assignments
  • Meets with the Vice President of Operations regularly to track and maintain schedules, calendars and all additional tasks or projects as assigned
  • Coordinates with other executives, direct reports, lab staff and consultants for scheduling meetings and assist with driving projects to completion
  • Secure travel arrangements including booking flight reservations, hotels, ground transportation and securing any applicable registration fees, as well as providing travel itineraries for each trip relevant to the Vice President
  • Under general supervision and acting on own initiative, performs diverse and advanced administrative duties and administrative support including shipping via FedEx, UPS or USPS, and performing basic bookkeeping work (ex. tracking and submitting expense reports, check requests, payments to vendors as assigned, etc.).
  • Collects, reviews, organizes, prints and scans to server all operational documents as assigned from various sources (mailed copies, email attachments or downloads from websites) to Business Development Operation folders on server
  • Prepares contracts, statistical reports, letters and other documents, using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Pro
  • Provide additional support to the VP’s direct reports and their departments as needed
  • Assist with project planning and tracking
  • Support training within all Operations departments as needed such as HIPAA compliance
  • Cost Analysis support may be required from time to time
  • Assists with all correspondence, generate electronic and hard copy records pertaining to FDA/Cofepris communications and published Guidance’s binders created for in-house use
  • Handles, maintains and distributes sensitive and confidential company information as necessary
  • Data input and logging all calls into company data base, as necessary
  • Reads and analyzes incoming emails, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution
  • Files and retrieves corporate documents, records and reports
  • Conducts internal research, competitive analysis, compiles and proofs data, prepares memos, collects background information and creates flow charts for presentations by executive

Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications; Word, Excel, Power Point along with Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Extremely strong English speaking and superior writing skills, bilingual (Spanish) helpful
  • Adhere to a regular work schedule
  • Understanding of Apple Products (e.g. iPhone, iPad) and the synching of calendars between different platforms
  • Familiarity with medical terminology helpful
  • Experience in an operations and business development environment
  • International and domestic travel planning
  • Ability to take meeting minutes and high-level meeting planning
  • In-depth knowledge of typing correspondences, reports and other documents
  • Ability to work and converse efficiently with all levels of colleagues, clients and other external contacts
  • Calendar Management, Google, Apple and/or Microsoft Outlook
  • Must have Advanced Excel skills such as Formulas, Pivot Charts, V-Lookup and Macros to compile and type statistical reports and charts
  • High personal motivation, self-management
  • Pleasant personality and a team player is a must

Experience/Education: College Graduate and five to ten years of C-Suite Administrative Office Support.

 

Quality Control Associate

Job Purpose: The Quality Control Associate (QC Associate) is a vital position in the quality unit operations of Celltex’s laboratory services.  The primary responsibility of the QC Associate is to test and inspect the environment, materials and samples to ensure the quality of banked and outgoing products.

Job Duties:

  • Understand Celltex SOPs and apply them as required
  • Understand cGMP/GLP guidelines and 21 CFR Part 11 procedures
  • Perform aseptic handling, sampling and testing of cell therapy products
  • Perform sterility testing of outgoing products, incoming specimens, reagents, cell cultures, and media to ensure the absence of microbial growth
  • Read and document results of ongoing sterility tests
  • Perform endotoxin testing of final products to ensure current levels are within the established acceptance criteria
  • Perform mycoplasma testing of outgoing products, incoming specimens, cell cultures, and media to ensure current levels are within the established acceptance criteria
  • Determine cell counts and cell viability for outgoing products
  • Log, document, and verify the receipt of incoming specimens
  • Perform testing of incoming products
  • Perform environmental sampling and testing to determine the sterility and cleanliness of work areas
  • Document and maintain LUMACs on assigned equipment as per SOPs
  • Maintain the cleanliness of clean rooms and designated areas, as assigned
  • Attend and participate in group and project meetings
  • Complete all assigned tasks on time per team schedules
  • Identify and report problems to the QC Supervisor
  • Report out-of-specification and/or non conformances to the QC Supervisor
  • Demonstrate cross departmental cooperation for testing needs

Skills/Qualifications: Detail oriented and organized with the ability to accurately record data and document all activities, team player, excellent writing and communication skills, ability to multi-task, and demonstrate aseptic technique. Is able to perform sterility, endotoxin, mycoplasma, cell counting (manual and automated), viability, and qPCR.  Knowledge of standard MS office suite.

Experience/Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology or microbiology.  Familiarity with microbiology laboratory techniques.  At least 1-year cGMP laboratory experience is needed in biotechnology or pharmaceutical Quality Control.  Fundamental knowledge of regulatory requirements, such as cGMP regulations is a plus.

 

Quality Assurance Associate

Job Purpose: The Quality Assurance Associate works as an integral part of the Quality Assurance team.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist with document control, records management and review of manufacturing batch records.  The Quality Assurance Associate will keep files and documents organized, working with both paper and electronic records. Perform routine tasks as needed and assigned by the Quality Assurance Manager.The Quality Assurance Associate will help maintain the Quality Assurance document control system, while making sure documents are stored and labeled appropriately.  

Job Duties:

  • Issuance and review of Manufacturing Batch Records
  • Issuance of Deviation/ Non- Conformance and CAPA numbers
  • Organize and file current documents per the company’s current filing process
  • Receive, track and file controlled documents, such as monthly LUMAC logs, batch records, Quality Control testing logs, training records etc.
  • Assist team in scanning, organizing, and indexing critical documentation
  • Use Microsoft Word and Excel to create document control documents
  • Be proactive in informing the team members of documents in jeopardy of being late
  • Databases and paper filing need organization to work correctly.  Correct, accurate filing is essential for future retrieval of records
  • Support Quality Team members with internal audits per company SOP

Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Experience in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is preferred but not required
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment/ high pressure environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS office applications, computer proficiency
  • Comfortable in responding to questions from groups of managers
  • Demonstrate skills to plan, organize, analyze, and resolve problems

Experience/Education: Associate’s degree in the Life Sciences or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.  At least 1 – 2 years’ experience is needed in biotechnology, pharmaceutical or medical devices industry.

 

Cell Manufacturing Associate II

Job Purpose: Work as an integral part of the laboratory production team.  Assist in the production of adult stem cell product for banking and for therapeutic use. 

Job Duties:

  • Conduct hands-on aseptic cell culture
  • Maintain accurate and timely manufacturing records, paper and electronic notebooks, records and logs
  • Document and maintain LUMACs on assigned equipment
  • Effectively use and maintain good aseptic technique
  • Perform clean room manufacturing operations and techniques following approved instructions and procedures
  • Perform manufacturing steps for cell culture, such as cell isolation, thawing, cryopreservation, sub-culturing, and harvesting following approved instructions and procedures
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the clean room, equipment, and storage tank areas
  • Document and maintain daily logs
  • Document manufacturing operations and steps in the batch record
  • Examine and evaluate data related to problems and propose corrective solutions
  • Attend and participate in group and project meetings
  • Recommend changes to the procedures and operations to increase efficiency, increase cell yields, and decrease costs
  • Participate in validation and research projects, as assigned

Skills/Qualifications: Cell biology; Aseptic Technique; Microbiological; Biochemical assay/ Techniques; Cryogenic Procedures; Sterilization; Equipment Calibration; Biohazard Safety; Medical Teamwork

Experience/Education: Master’s degree in biology, microbiology or another related field; or bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least two years of experience in cell culturing.

 

Cell Manufacturing Associate I

Job Purpose: Work as an integral part of the laboratory production team.  Assist in the production of adult stem cell product for banking and for therapeutic use.

Job Duties:

  • Conduct hands-on aseptic cell culture
  • Maintain accurate and timely manufacturing records, paper and electronic notebooks, records and logs
  • Document and maintain LUMACs on assigned equipment
  • Effectively use and maintain good aseptic technique
  • Perform clean room manufacturing operations and techniques following approved instructions and procedures
  • Perform manufacturing steps for cell culture, such as cell isolation, thawing, cryopreservation, sub-culturing, and harvesting following approved instructions and procedures
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the clean room, equipment, and storage tank areas
  • Document and maintain daily logs
  • Document manufacturing operations and steps in the batch record
  • Examine and evaluate data related to problems and propose corrective solutions
  • Attend and participate in group and project meetings
  • Recommend changes to the procedures and operations to increase efficiency, increase cell yields, and decrease costs
  • Participate in validation and research projects, as assigned

Skills/Qualifications: Cell biology; Aseptic Technique; Microbiological; Biochemical assay/ Techniques; Cryogenic Procedures; Sterilization; Equipment Calibration; Biohazard Safety; Medical Teamwork

Experience/Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology, microbiology or another related field.  Experience in cell culturing preferred.

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@celltexcorp.com. Our Human Resources Department will be in contact with you if the employment opportunity is fitting.