Cytoink Solutions, Inc. Research Specialist Washington, DC · Part time Company website

Research Specialist to assist with biomaterials fabrication and general lab duties.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s (much preferred) degree in a scientific field related to biomedical engineering, biology, or bio-manufacturing.
  • Skills in synthesis of biomaterials and their analysis is critical. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and operate in a laboratory setting, as well as ability to work independently and with minimal supervision is a must. 
  • Experience and skills (or willingness to learn) in 3D printing, bioprinting, and microfabrication, specifically familiarity with extrusion and stereolithography 3D printing, post-print sample cleanup and processing, and laser engraving/etching. 

Additional Job Details:

  • Conduct routine activities related to maintaining and operation of a biomaterials manufacturing lab (shipping and receiving orders, inventory monitoring, processes scheduling, communications with the team, new members supervision, day-to-day safety and maintenance tasks, etc.).
  • Responsible for synthesis of biomaterials, specifically the synthesis of gelatin methacrylate (GelMA) and hyaluronic acid-methacrylate (HA-MA, alginate-methacrylate (Alg-MA). 
  • Perform basic quality control (QC) assays for biomaterials validation, such as sample preparation, cross-linking timing, and controlled degradation.
  • Maintain records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
  • Compile data and records results of manufacturing runs and QC assays, and customer reported studies/results to help track manufacturing consistency and assist with new and existing customer presentations.
  • Assist with 3D CAD modeling software to prepare the digital models for fabrication, based on customer needs (training is provided, if needed).
  • Assist with fabrication and processing of 3D prints and bioprints using a variety of 3D printing and microfabrication platforms for specific customer needs (training is provided, if needed).