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Don’t Just Work … Make A Difference

Cellphire Therapeutics is a fast-growing biotechnology company committed to becoming the world leader in the development of lifesaving platelet-based products. These products have the potential of transforming transfusion medicine, helping to save the lives of patients suffering from uncontrolled bleeding as a result of conditions like thrombocytopenia or due to traumatic injury.

We are also exploring the use of platelet-based therapeutics in the areas of targeted drug delivery, antithrombotic reversal, and regenerative medicine.

If you are someone who wants to make a difference and help save lives, join us.

Science. Purpose. Impact.

At Cellphire, we are led by science and are driven by a passion to make a difference in the lives of patients. We understand creating breakthroughs in science takes more than any one person. It takes a team of highly motivated, innovative individuals who are not afraid to take on the toughest challenges. No one said change was easy, but …

Together, we can develop first-in-class therapies and save lives.

Talented Passionate People
Collaborative Work Environment
Unlimited Growth Opportunities
Competitive Benefits
Hear from the Team
Learn from our talented team why Cellphire is a great place to build a career.  
“I have worked at Cellphire for the past 11 years, and from day one, I felt like I was an integral part of the team. As the company grew, I was given incredible opportunities to grow professionally—from starting out as a research associate to now managing our clinical trials. The best part is that after 11 years I still get excited and motivated about going to work.”

Anna
Clinical Study Manager

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Learn from our talented team why Cellphire is a great place to build a career.  
“At Cellphire I’m given the autonomy to approach new research in my own way. At the same time, our senior staff are right there by my side giving me support and advice when I need it. I feel Cellphire has truly helped me grow as a scientist.”

Braden
Associate Scientist

Benefits

At Cellphire, we care about our employees' physical and financial welfare. Our current benefits package includes:
100% paid Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life and Disability Insurance
Paid Time Off, Plus Holidays
401(k) Match
Stock Options
Tuition Assistance

Equal Opportunity Employer Cellphire is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Job Opportunities

We are looking for talented people who share our passion and drive to make a difference.

Apply today by submitting your resume to Jobs@cellphire.com. If you don’t see the job that you really want, ask to have your name added to our job list. We will email you if a position becomes open.

Please be aware of potential fraudulent job postings on other websites or suspicious recruiting emails. Communication about jobs will only come from Jobs@Cellphire.com.

Cellphire does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies unless we are contracted to work with them directly. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions

Controller

Position Objectives

Reporting to the Cellphire Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will:

  • Transition from existing acting controller.
  • Ensure financial reporting and controls to satisfy government contract requirements – working with existing 3rd party o/s financial vendor.
  • Ensure effective and efficient audit and tax processes.
  • Ensure effective and efficient financial processes including financial controls, risk management review, labor utilization, financial reporting, budget processes and treasury.
  • Lead financial due diligence for investors.
  • Deliver financial reporting to exec team and board – including presentations.
  • Prepare financial Analysis by request of senior Management.

RESPONSIBILITES/DUTIES

  • Maintain Accounting systems and ensure proper internal controls including development, implementation, and enforcement of accounting policies and procedures that improve the efficiency of the accounting and finance organization as well as the flow of quality, actionable information within the company. Ensure financial reporting and controls to satisfy government contract requirements.
  • Responsible for month-end and year-end close process.  
  • Responsible for preparing and publishing timely monthly financial statements.
  • Coordinate and lead the preparation of regulatory reporting.
  • Maintain accuracy and audit entries on the corporate CAP table to confirm information being provided to investors and the Board of Directors.
  • Review and maintain a general ledger structure that is compliant with GAAP and government agency (DCAA, DHS, or NIH) audit compliant and appropriately aligned to the management reporting needs of the business.
  • Help prepare and present financials and associated reports in accordance with GAAP for company management.
  • Ensure effective, accurate and efficient audit process.
  • Manage accuracy, effectiveness, and timeliness of accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, payroll, fixed asset records, prepaid expenses, and accruals process.
  • Help prepare the AR, AP, payroll, general ledger, and collection functions. Provide hands-on support as needed.
  • Preparation of customer invoices in accordance with contract terms, including interface with cognizant contracting officers and payment offices, as necessary.
  • Pay vendors, subcontractors, and government, taxing, or licensing authorities on time, or as otherwise directed by company management.
  • Assure compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate, payroll and other applicable tax issues.
  • Maintain an up-to-date list of contract values and remaining backlog for projects.
  • Maintain on time and accurate GovCon invoices to provide quick reimbursement for government projects.
  • Provide support to subcontractors and clinical sites to ensure invoices are received on-time.  
  • Maintain accurate forecasting tools that ensure visibility to near-term financial performance and enable effective treasury management.
  • Stay apprised and have a strong understanding of all the local, state, and federal tax laws and business regulations that affect our companies and must ensure that the company operates within the proper parameters.
  • Coordinate the annual budgeting process in collaboration with the Executive Committee, including the subsequent monthly follow-up meetings with division leads to best monitor progress to plan targets.
  • Help executives review opportunity including anticipating future staffing needs to support growth.
  • Coordinate outside audits with outside independent auditors and regulatory agencies (NIH/DCAA/DHS), oversee preparation of items that auditors require.
  • With the support of the Director of Business Operations, act as a company liaison to banking institutions and officials, attorneys, accountants, and other vendors and consultants.
  • Lead financial due diligence for investors.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred.

Experience:  

  • At least 12-15 years of accounting experience with managerial responsibility.
  • Experienced leader with high degree of knowledge of general accounting theories, principles, and practices with a solid knowledge of general budgeting principles and practices.
  • Experience as a controller or senior level accountant at a public company.
  • Experience with hands on preparation and review of incurred cost submissions and forward pricing rates.
  • Experience being the lead on successful government audit(s).
  • Solid understanding of government indirect rate structures and competitive pricing practices.
  • Ability to plan and prepare an annual corporate budget as well as completing monthly, annual, and multi-year business forecasts.
  • Preferred, at least 3 years as a Controller with a government contractor.
  • Government contract accounting experience and a working knowledge of FAR/CAS requirements.
  • Experience with FFP, T&M and Cost-plus contracts.
  • Experience with Contract management and preparation of cost proposals and supporting documentation.

Manufacturing Director

RESPONSIBILITES/DUTIES

Provides technical and administrative managerial leadership to the manufacturing operations, process scale up, and process validation activities. The Manufacturing Director coordinates with the EVP all plans and schedules and is responsible for all technical issues including the freeze dryers. Additionally, they manage coordination of raw material delivery from the supplier to either Cellphire or a Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) and delivery of samples or vials from appropriate raw material or finished product testing facilities as needed. The Manufacturing Director supports corporate projects ensuring compliance with SOPs and cGMP practices. The Manufacturing Director must possess both the technical skills necessary to develop optimal process parameters for candidate materials as well as managerial experience and skills to direct the affairs of a program. Ensures plans and resources (people, facilities, supplies, etc.) are efficiently utilized to ensure completion of manufacturing at Cellphire and/or by a CMO to meet established production timelines and acceptance criteria. Develops comprehensive operating plans and budgets and monitors achievement of business and financial goals. Ensures the development of effective working relationships with internal; staff and external partners.

The Manufacturing Director will supervise the manufacturing team and process development team supporting both routine and R&D efforts. He/she will involve in the CMO selection and supervision. He/she will report directly to the Executive Vice President.

General

  • Reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President.
  • Makes recommendations and then manages agreed upon budgets, manpower and other resources within contractual restraints and corporate policy.
  • Makes staffing requirements recommendations for all projects requiring manufacturing.
  • Makes recommendations for any changes to any production methods.
  • Conducts briefings and technical meetings for senior management and for customer representatives.
  • Maintains the quality of the technical output and the performance of the programs.
  • Develops and implements new and unique methods and procedures for highly complex technical problems.

Product and Manufacturing

  • Leads, plans, manages, and coordinates activities to provide Manufacturing and Process Scale up management at Cellphire.
  • Provides input to the Project Manager and prepares a project plan including all steps and associated timing, resources, materials, and facility/equipment requirements and milestones.
  • Coordinates monitoring of milestones with customer and the Project Manager.
  • Prepares protocols, procedures, and specifications as required, which are in compliance with applicable Cellphire Policies and Quality System SOPs.
  • Primary coordinator for company compliance specifically in the area of cleaning validation and compliance with environmental monitoring and other applicable FDA/ICH requirements with the support of QA.
  • Evaluates production efficiencies, variances, and procedures within the department on a continuous basis for process improvement.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Supervisory Duties:

  • Manage all Manufacturing teams

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Master’s degree in physical and Biological sciences or production related disciplines, plus 5 to 10 years of relevant experience

Experience:  

  • 5-10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, process scale up, and process validation.
  • With team leadership or supervisory positions.
  • Knowledge of the Code of Federal Regulations, cGMP/ICH, and demonstration of process development and validation for pharmaceuticals and medical devices is required.
  • Background in data collection, computer systems, chemistry, biology, an/or microbiology is preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Travel:  10-25%

Clinical Research Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITES/DUTIES

THE CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR IS A MID-LEVEL, EXEMPT POSITION AT CELLPHIRE.

Clinical Program

  • Assist Clinical Director and Quality Manager in short/long-term planning
  • Participate as the Clinical Research representative on internal product development teams
  • Interface with CRO, medical monitor, regulatory consultant and sites on a regular basis to ensure effective and seamless trial execution
  • Facilitate and oversee team, CRO, and investigator meetings
  • Coordinate meetings and participate in internal and external meetings with CROs and consultants
  • Develop scientific presentations that demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the investigational drug, AE profile, therapeutic indication and protocol
  • Assist in review of clinical research budget and clinical trial agreements
  • Leadership and coordination for cross-functional internal project team, including scope management, risk identification and mitigation, timeline tracking and reporting, quality and cost of deliverables.
  • Facilitate development and reviews of study related documents, including protocols, informed consent forms, case report forms, investigational brochure, clinical study reports, developmental plans, clinical trial plans developed by CRO, and departmental SOPs

Trial Management

  • Responsible for creation, maintenance and archiving of sponsor-required clinical trial documents (TMF) and/or oversight of the CRO management of the TMF
  • Review all Clinical Trial Plans developed by the CRO
  • Partner with CRO to develop processes to facilitate recruitment, and enrollment for clinical studies
  • Track status of manufacturing schedule for clinical studies
  • Present and communicate study progress to clinical management on a consistent basis
  • Maintain and effective risk plan with Cellphire and/or CRO, internal team and other stakeholders/vendors, as appropriate
  • Oversee consistency between sites' SOPs and study requirements
  • Review monitoring reports on an ongoing basis as study sponsor
  • Assist in responding to audits conducted by Clinical Quality Assurance at selected study sites
  • Assist in the identification, assessment and management oversight of contracts, CROs, vendors, and program -related consultants
  • Train site personnel on sponsor/CRO and regulatory requirements for study conduct as required
  • Assist in developing training materials and SOPs
  • Assist the Cellphire Medical Monitor when needed in the investigation or review of corrective actions and follow-up medical care for study subjects
  • Ensure clinical trial registry requirements are met
  • Ensure proper collection, processing and shipment of specimens and clinical product
  • Develop and update instructions for use of investigational product at clinical site with CRO
  • Coordinate with manufacturing or CMO as appropriate to ensure adequate investigational drug supplies and batch acceptance maintained at the site based upon enrollment demands
  • Ensure clinical batch compliance with protocol requirements
  • Coordinate with CRO to ensure appropriate maintenance of accountability and reconciliation of investigational product
    Interface with CRO to provide any requested information on product to DMC/Medical Monitor

Regulatory

  • Communicate with FDA project manager about regulatory related amendments and/or meetings in preparation for next clinical studies
  • Review IND documents for publishing in electronic Common Technical Document format (eCTD)
  • Conduct ongoing review of regulatory document files in support of field CRO staff and site
  • Coordinate with CRO publishing company in all aspects for formatting, editing, and publishing
  • Coordinate, submit, and assist in design and development of interim documents to regulatory agency

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Supervisory Duties:

  • N/A

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree, preferably in scientific or public health discipline

Experience:  

  • 5-10 years total
  • 2-5 years performing duties of a CTA (clinical trial associate), CRC (clinical research coordinator) [as defined by Association of Clinical Research Professionals] or as a CRP (clinical research professional) [as defined by Society of Clinical Research Associates]
  • Professional certification (e.g., ACRP, SOCRA) a plus
  • Experience/qualifications in a medical profession or new product development

Additional Skills:

  • Must be well experienced with Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office Suite Products including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  SharePoint and Visio experience is desirable but not required.  Basic understanding of FDA regulations and the biologics development process desired and electronic submission requirements (eCTD).  Familiarity with FAR also is a plus.
  • A successful candidate will possess strong leadership qualities, analytical and problem-solving skills, effective writing and verbal communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work well with others and to multi-task when required.
  • The candidate must be willing to work in a fast-paced biotechnology environment and to work a flexible schedule on short notice.  Late-night and weekend work will be required occasionally but not routinely.  Limited travel may be required.
  • Cellphire is an equal opportunity employer and provides a comprehensive benefits package.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Physical Demands:

  • Travel:  As required

Research Associate Scientist – Research & Development

RESPONSIBILITES/DUTIES

THE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST IS NON-SUPERVISORY, EXEMPT, TECHNICAL POSITION AT CELLPHIRE.

General

  • Designing experiments capable of addressing scientific questions in a logical manner.
  • Recording, analyzing, and organizing data and results in a timely manner.
  • Accurately communicating  results to senior staff in the form of reports, summaries, and presentations.
  • Working safely and efficiently  in a BSL-2 lab environment.
  • Following Cellphire policies and procedures.
  • Training new staff when necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Supervisory Duties:

  • N/A

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Educational background in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, organic chemistry, pharmaceutics, or related field.

Experience:  

  • 1 year of prior lab experience
  • Required skills include pipetting, measuring pH, weighing reagents, and calculating molarities/concentrations.
  • Preferred skills include:  ELISA, flow cytometry, thromboelastography, aggregation, thrombin generation analysis, gel electrophoresis, and microscopy.
  • Previous experience in hematology focused on blood coagulation or platelet cell biology is preferred, but not required.
  • Prior industry experience preferred.
  • References upon request.

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to work within the Research Discovery group at Cellphire, performing routine laboratory experimentation with direction.
  • A willingness to work with others, an interest in the previously described duties, and an understanding of how their work fits into the larger picture here at Cellphire.

Research Associate Scientist – Hemostasis

RESPONSIBILITES/DUTIES

THE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST IS NON-SUPERVISORY, EXEMPT, TECHNICAL POSITION AT CELLPHIRE.

General

  • The selected candidate will work within the thrombotic group at Cellphire, performing routine laboratory experimentation with direction.
  • Designing experiments capable of addressing scientific questions in a logical manner.
  • Recording, analyzing, and organizing data and results in a timely manner.
  • Communicating results to senior staff in the form of reports, summaries, and presentations.
  • Following Cellphire policies and procedures.
  • Training new staff when necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • References upon request.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Supervisory Duties:

  • N/A

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree

Experience:  

  • 2 years' experience with education background in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, organic chemistry, pharmaceutics, or related field.
  • Mandatory experience in blood cell biology.
  • Previous experience in hematology focused on blood coagulation or platelet biology is preferred, but not required.
  • Previous in-vivo experience preferred but not necessary.
  • Required skills include pipetting, measuring pH, weighing reagents, and calculating molarities/concentrations.
  • Preferred skills include: ELISA, flow cytometry, thromboelastography, aggregation, thrombin generation analysis, gel electrophoresis.

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