North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Research Scientist - Biomaterial Development

inSoma Bio
Durham, North Carolina, United States
14 days ago


Company Description:

Inspired by Nature. Motivated by health.

inSoma Bio is striving to build breast implants, personalized lumpectomy molds, and repair other soft tissue defects using a person’s own tissue without the need for major reconstructive surgery.  To do this, we have developed an injectable gel that allows plastic surgeons to reliably build new tissue using a patient’s own fat.

Our products are protein-based materials designed to mimic those naturally found in the body. By borrowing from nature’s toolbox, we further modify these proteins to assemble only with body heat allowing complex cellular environments to be created with simple solution injections. By mixing our material with human fat, we can create a safer and more natural option for tissue reconstruction.

We are hiring a scientist with experience in biomaterials and implantables to help drive us through our first-in-human clinical trials, a key value inflection point for partnerships that also opens up platform use of our developing suite of products.

 Job Title:

Research Scientist – Biomaterial Development


inSoma is part of the rapidly growing biotech startup community in the Research Triangle. Our laboratory space is located in the Chesterfield Building in downtown Durham. Applicants should also be willing to periodically drive to CRO’s and partner labs in RTP for some work.

 Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated research scientist with a desire to push product development forward into critical preclinical in vitro and in vivo testing. An ideal candidate will have experience with biomaterial characterization and analysis of immunological response/vascularization/new tissue growth as well as experience developing and executing in vivo animal models. The candidates should have the ability to manage concurrent projects within the flexible dynamics of a growing start-up environment.


  • Develop and execute animal experiments compliant with FDA guidelines that will enable successful regulatory submissions.
  • Coordinate with CROs on completion and analysis of experiments.
  • Documentation of experimental protocols and the resulting data analysis.
  • Participate in strategic development of product pipeline.
  • Be open and flexible to the unique requirements of the startup environment.
  • Contribute to a safe, efficient and effective environment.



  • MS or greater in biotechnology, cell biology, biomedical engineering, or related field. PhD preferred, but sufficient experience will outweigh requirement 
  • 6+ years of research experience in a laboratory setting
  • Experience working with animals
  • Experience with biomaterial development and analysis of foreign body response
  • Comfortable with data and statistical analysis software.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and work independently.
  • Experience with any of the following is not required, but is a bonus worth highlighting: biomolecular techniques, protein design, hospital experience, experience with GLP or GMP, customer discover.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Compilation and presentation of data will be a key aspect of this position.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63813370
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina, United States
  • Position Title: Research Scientist - Biomaterial Development
  • Company Name For Job: inSoma Bio
  • Job Function: Preclinical Development
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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