Careers

Careers

We always seek motivated, curious colleagues. If you are interested in joining our team, check out the openings below. ISurTec provides a close-knit, intellectual atmosphere of discovery, as well as an excellent benefits package including 401k match, medical and dental insurance, PTO, and paid holidays.

Please contact us at hr@isurtec.com for inquiries.

Current Openings

Stem Cell Research Scientist

Position Summary

This R&D position will help develop and test next-generation cell culture surfaces and tissue engineering scaffolds, using human iPSCs and hMSCs. The coatings and scaffolds under development are next-generation, NIH-supported, new technologies for use in drug development and bio-therapeutics production and in the broader research markets.

Qualifications

  • M.S., or B.S. degree with at least one year laboratory R&D experience
  • Stem Cell Culture or Tissue Engineering experience
  • Extensive knowledge of cell-biomaterial interactions and effects of the latter on cell morphology and gene expression is a plus

The successful candidate will take a lead role in stem cell and iPSC-derived tissue cultures, assist with technology development, and have opportunity to creatively develop novel technologies from the ground up. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience working at the interface of living systems and biomaterials. Knowledge or experience related to biotherapeutics, biotechnology, cell culture models, organotypic culture, tissue organoids, and/or cell assays for drug development will also be viewed positively.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Characterization of cell and tissue responses to coatings and scaffolds
  • Analysis of stem cell differentiation and marker expression
  • Hands-on research developing and testing coatings and scaffolds for mammalian cell culture
  • Assist with technical writing including grant applications, intellectual property, and documentation of research

Send Resume With Cover Letter To:
HR Dept., Innovative Surface Technologies (ISurTec™)
1045 Westgate Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul MN, 55114

wvandervort@isurtec.com

Quality Specialist

Position Summary

A small chemical manufacturing business is working on updating their existing Quality Management System (QMS) to the ISO 9001:2015 Standard and maintaining their current QMS. The position involves working with the Quality and Production Managers and other pertinent employees on updating documentation, including revising existing documentation, and creating new documentation required by the ISO 9001:2015 standard, as well as some laboratory activities including product analysis and inspection. In addition, the employee may be helping with instrument, process and method verification and validation activities; Quality Assurance and Control; and conducting internal audits of the QMS.

Qualifications

  • M.S. or B.S. degree in the sciences (chemistry or materials science preferred) and/or quality is required. Chemistry/experience in the coatings industry would be a plus. 
  • Preferred skills/experience include the following: 
  • Experience with controlled (Rev’d) documentation (work instructions, procedures, batch records, etc.)
  • Must have experience/training with Quality Management Systems and their documentation, particularly the ISO 9001:2015 standard 
  • Must be a great verbal and written communicator
  • Must be mechanically inclined and able to lift up to 25 lbs. 
  • Prior experience with IQ/OQ/PQ is a plus 
  • Prior experience with method, process, and instrument verification and validation activities is a plus 
  • Prior chemistry lab experience is a plus 
  • Prior analytical experience is a plus

Primary Responsibilities

  • Be physically present to work 5 days a week with a 40-hour work week during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Perform responsibilities in compliance with the QMS as described in the company’s Quality Manual.
  • Adhere to all company safety, health, and hygiene policies, procedures, and directives, including neatness. 
  • General competence of understanding and diligent execution of task assignments, independent and critical thinking, and strong communication skills (oral and written) are beneficial

Send Resume With Cover Letter To:
HR Dept., Innovative Surface Technologies (ISurTec™)
1045 Westgate Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul MN, 55114

wvandervort@isurtec.com

Internship Opportunities

ISurTec is proud to offer paid internships through the SciTechsperience internship program. Our internships are over the summer or school year and take place in both our research and production facilities. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student interested in interning with ISurTec, check out the following:

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ISurTec is a technology innovator with a deep passion for identifying, creating and commercializing new methods and products that enable companies to fulfill their mission.

CONTACT

Innovative Surface Technologies, Inc.
1045 Westgate Drive Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55114

651-209-9757

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ISurTec will consistently provide high-quality products and services that meet requirements for scientific, medical device, and industrial coatings. We will actively strive to bring excellence to the surface in all that we do, meeting or exceeding customers’ needs and expectations, and improve the quality of our products and service by enabling each employee to fulfill their job responsibilities correctly the first time.
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