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Associate Director, National Key Accounts Commercial Cambridge 06/17/2020

POSITION SUMMARY

The Associate Director, National Key Accounts will be responsible for implementing the strategic execution of Vericel reimbursement strategy at the key account level. This role will include identifying and managing hospital, hospital system and the military business. Additionally, this person will be responsible developing new initiatives to ensure these programs provide best-in-class support to minimize reimbursement as a barrier and enhance overall patient access to therapy while keeping a close eye on the budget and continuously looking for ways to improve efficiencies. Finally, this individual will maintain a high-level of collaboration and integration with all field teams and our case management team. This will include field rides to assist customers with challenging reimbursement situations. Furthermore, this position will work directly with Vericel’s senior leadership to ensure key tactics are implemented and tracked.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

• Manage and oversee the day to day operations of new MACI hospital purchasing customers and other accounts facing challenging reimbursement situations. Continuously look for ways to improve operational efficiencies in the MACI buying, reimbursement and approval process.

• Develop and execute strategy for Vericel’s military business which will include acting as the point of contact for distributor, the field and DoD accounts.

• Lead account execution at other systems such as Kaiser, Intermountain Health and other significant health systems.

• Collaborate with commercial operations to ensure optimal execution of patient access and reimbursement strategy while mitigating product procurement challenges at facilities.

• Understand and analyze program data to effectively communicate information on a consistent basis to different functional areas in the commercial organization (sr. management, field teams, marketing, market access).

• Conduct field visits with our cell therapy specialists to educate customers who are working to resolve reimbursement challenges.

• Contribute to payer marketing strategy and tactical execution which will include project management of key deliverables and field roll out.

• Contribute nationally to CTS business planning around key accounts and act as resource to ASD’s to identify account opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Abilities and Attributes:

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Prefer previous experience in managing a reimbursement or patient assistance program.

• Ability to interface with all levels of management and multiple departments.

• Product launch experience is a plus.

• Demonstrated knowledge of the U.S. healthcare systems, including expertise in health care financing and reimbursement policies related to the pharmaceutical industry, with application in a wide array of clinical settings and reimbursement strategies in all market segments.

• Clear understanding of the implications of payer and reimbursement policy impact on prescriber and patient behaviors as well as sales force activity.

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and excellent ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

• Willingness to work collaboratively and experience incorporating diverse perspectives into project decision-making.

• Proven ability to work with a high level of integrity, accuracy, and attention to detail

• Resourceful, tenacious, creative, enthusiastic and results-oriented.

• Self-motivated, assertive and self-confident.

• Entrepreneurial, enjoys working in a fast-paced, small-company environment.

• Strong organizational skills.

• Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills.

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all our products and services. This includes:

• Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.

• Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.

• Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.

• Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a Business or Science field.

• A minimum of 10 years of experience conducting or managing in pharmaceutical, biotech, or specialty pharmacy industries.

• MBA a plus.

• Ability to manage and work with multiple vendors.

• Proven ability to manage time effectively and handle multiple conflicting priorities.

• Experience working with sales teams in field-based environment.

• Experience working in orthopedics /rare diseases preferred.

• If based in the field expectations to be on site at Vericel’s Cambridge based headquarters once per month.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

• Occasional travel to support business needs, up to 50%

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Buyer/Planner II Material Management Cambridge 06/08/2020

Department Description:

The Materials (Supply Chain) Department and Buyer/Planner II are responsible for ensuring an uninterrupted supply of materials essential for the functioning of assigned product lines and areas.

Essential Functions:

  • Review purchase requisitions to ensure that they meet the organization’s compliance.
  • Create Purchase Orders; maintain accurate open PO lines to define inbound quantities and due dates from suppliers.
  • Managed returned goods to suppliers.
  • Confirm that modifications and changes to existing orders are properly documented and processed.
  • Track status of back orders and inventory aging report.
  • Partner with internal customers when needed to expedite purchase requisitions or identify .solutions for supply chain disruptions which may include the sourcing of alternative providers
  • Resolve pricing and/or invoicing discrepancies with suppliers.
  • Plans the replenishment of materials to support the production schedule, while controlling inventory turns and materials shortages.
  • Conducts material planning and inventory management for assigned raw materials.
  • Maintains accurate data regarding Bill of Materials associated with all raw materials.
  • Act as liaison with suppliers and Vericel finance during annual standard cost updates.
  • Requests quotes from suppliers, performs new supplier sourcing and evaluation.
  • Adheres to appropriate Standard Operating Procedures for business planning unit to ensure compliance with SOPs, ISO 9000, and cGMP procedures, MRB, Sarbanes-Oxley Controls, and corrective action goals.
  • Properly escalate any known supply chain disruptions, order discrepancies or contract matters for internal review and remediation.
  • Create, prepare, and maintain reporting to provide data to monitor trends and allow site business decisions on a timely basis.
  • Other job duties are required.

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree (or equivalent experience) and 2+ years of relevant work experience.
  • A.A./A.S and 4+ years of relevant experience.
  • GED, High school diploma or equivalent with and 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working on cross functional teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Familiar with Purchasing and Quality Systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Life Sciences.
  • Familiar with cGMP processes.
  • Experience within a regulated environment that is frequently audited by FDA, ISO and other internal and external Agencies.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Clinical Account Specialist – Orthopedics - Madison, WI Sales-MACI Madison, WI - Homebased 06/16/2020

Core Responsibilities:

  • Call on orthopedic surgeons and specialists in cartilage repair to deliver a targeted sales message based on accurate clinical information, using approved sales and marketing materials.
  • Attend surgical implantation procedures, as needed, and provide education, training and support to clinical personnel and other staff associated with use and implant of Vericel Products.
  • Ensure completion of Surgeon product training required by FDA.
  • Work with customers to educate on product and procedure reimbursement across different insurance carriers and facilities, and foster a relationship with case management team.
  • Utilize corporate resources i.e. education speaker programs, lunch budgets, and local conference attendance.
  • Knows, understands, and follows Vericel and Government regulations.
  • Territory includes Rockford, Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Madison and Green Bay.
  • Other projects and assignments as needed.

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with a science, business or marketing degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of proven successful sales results. OR sales and orthopedic background preferred.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology strongly desired in order to understand where and how products work clinically.
  • Candidate will need to undergo and successfully pass hospital credentialing requirements in order to perform certain aspects of their job, including a 10 panel drug screen.
  • Self-motivated, high commitment and dedication with proactive mindset.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills along with the ability to review voluminous amounts of information (e.g., data tables) and distill relevant information.
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships to meet short, and long-term business objectives.
  • Team player with the ability to lead and build consensus and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility, independence, initiative, creativity, confidentiality, integrity, stability and efficiency.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, strong presentation and training skills, and interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Project management skills and proficiency with Microsoft applications

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Travel minimum 90% of the time within territory. Ability to attend surgery and stand for long periods of time.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Clinical Account Specialist – Orthopedics - Reading, PA Sales-MACI Reading, PA - Homebased 07/02/2020

Core Responsibilities:

  • Call on orthopedic surgeons and specialists in cartilage repair to deliver a targeted sales message based on accurate clinical information, using approved sales and marketing materials.
  • Attend surgical implantation procedures, as needed, and provide education, training and support to clinical personnel and other staff associated with use and implant of Vericel Products.
  • Ensure completion of Surgeon product training required by FDA.
  • Work with customers to educate on product and procedure reimbursement across different insurance carriers and facilities, and foster a relationship with case management team.
  • Utilize corporate resources i.e. education speaker programs, lunch budgets, and local conference attendance.
  • Knows, understands, and follows Vericel and Government regulations.
  • Territory includes west to State College, North to PA/NY border, East to Allentown, southeast to Drexel Hill and south to PA/MD border.
  • Other projects and assignments as needed.

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with a science, business or marketing degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of proven successful sales results. OR sales and orthopedic background preferred.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology strongly desired in order to understand where and how products work clinically.
  • Candidate will need to undergo and successfully pass hospital credentialing requirements in order to perform certain aspects of their job, including a 10 panel drug screen.
  • Self-motivated, high commitment and dedication with proactive mindset.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills along with the ability to review voluminous amounts of information (e.g., data tables) and distill relevant information.
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships to meet short, and long-term business objectives.
  • Team player with the ability to lead and build consensus and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility, independence, initiative, creativity, confidentiality, integrity, stability and efficiency.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, strong presentation and training skills, and interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Project management skills and proficiency with Microsoft applications

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Travel minimum 90% of the time within territory. Ability to attend surgery and stand for long periods of time.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Engineer II Engineering Cambridge 05/28/2020

Department Description:

The Engineering department is primarily responsible for the detailed design, startup, troubleshooting, commissioning, optimization and lifecycle support of manufacturing equipment, facilities, and utility systems.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Lead Engineering specification, estimating, design, procurement, programming, installation management, startup, commissioning, and documentation of new systems and the ongoing support of existing systems.
  • Provide cost estimates for new systems and equipment, and modifications or upgrades to existing systems.
  • Lead design reviews, construction projects and installation support.
  • Perform engineering startup, factory acceptance testing, commissioning, documentation, validation support and operator training.
  • Provide day to day engineering support for process equipment such as Biosafety Cabinets, Freezers, Incubators, Autoclaves, Heat Sealers, etc.
  • Provide day to day engineering support for plant equipment such as RODI Water Systems, Vacuum Pumps, Air Compressors, HEPA Filtration, HVAC, etc.
  • Create and edit SOPs and Quality System Records based on understanding of GMP Facility systems and Engineering Standards.
  • Create engineering Reports and Protocols.
  • Provide support for BMS controls, industrial process instrumentation and PLC control.
  • Develop and maintain corporate engineering specifications, drawings and standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Biomedical Engineering or equivalent engineering field or technical science and 2 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with installing, servicing and maintaining equipment in cleanroom environments.
  • Experience with MS Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience in writing and editing Technical Reports and Protocols.
  • Experience with Quality Systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in CAD software, preferably AutoCAD.
  • Exhibits strong communication stills and the ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • The ability to react to changing priorities based on manufacturing or business needs.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • May be required to work in classified and controlled areas such as clean room environment wearing special garments. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
  • Required to work with hand tools.
  • Work includes some lifting, up to 50 lbs.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Engineer III Engineering Cambridge 06/17/2020

Department Description:

The Engineering department is primarily responsible for the detailed design, startup, troubleshooting, commissioning, optimization and lifecycle support of manufacturing equipment, facilities, and utility systems.

Essential Functions:

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead Engineering specification, estimating, design, procurement, programming, installation management, startup, commissioning, and documentation of new systems and the ongoing support of existing systems.
  • Provide cost estimates for new systems and equipment, and modifications or upgrades to existing systems.
  • Lead design reviews, construction projects and installation support.
  • Perform engineering startup, factory acceptance testing, commissioning, documentation, validation support and operator training.
  • Provide day to day engineering support for process equipment such as Biosafety Cabinets, Cold Storage, Incubators, Ovens, Autoclaves, Heat Sealers, etc.
  • Provide day to day engineering support for plant equipment such as RODI Water Systems, Vacuum Pumps, Air Compressors, HEPA Filtration, HVAC, etc.
  • Create and edit SOPs and Quality System Records based on understanding of GMP Facility systems and Engineering Standards.
  • Create engineering Reports and Protocols.
  • Provide support for BMS controls, industrial process instrumentation and PLC control.
  • Develop and maintain corporate engineering specifications, drawings and standards.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to junior staff consistent with cGMP, good Engineering practices, and company corporate quality governance.
  • Take a lead role in Engineering projects, by prioritizing work, developing work plans, and participating in cross-functional teams.
  • Serve as an Engineering department SME where required, including audits, change controls, and deviation investigations.
  • Provide expertise in process equipment design, specification development and installation of such equipment and systems.
  • Author, review, and/or manage change controls and equipment deviations pertaining to the Engineering department in Trackwise.
  • Act as Trackwise subject matter expert for Engineering department.
  • Support the Facilities team in helping to troubleshoot utility and equipment problems, including outside normal working hours if necessary
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Education and Experience:

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Biomedical Engineering or equivalent engineering field or technical science and 3 or more years of relevant experience. Alternatively, a Master’s degree in an applicable field with 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with commissioning, servicing and maintaining equipment in GxP environments.
  • Experience with MS Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience in writing and editing Technical Reports and Protocols.
  • Experience with Quality Systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in CAD software, preferably AutoCAD.
  • Exhibits strong communication stills and the ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Experience with HVAC and related control systems.
  • The ability to react to changing priorities based on manufacturing or business needs.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • May be required to work in classified and controlled areas such as clean room environment wearing special garments. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
  • Required to work with hand tools.
  • Work includes some lifting, up to 50 lbs.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Manufacturing Technician Manufacturing Cambridge 06/26/2020

Department Description:

Manufacturing of cell therapy products.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the execution of process steps to manufacture commercial cell therapy products meeting internal and regulatory requirements.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform manufacturing procedures inside an ISO Class 7 clean room in accordance to established SOPs, cGMPs, and safety regulations.
  • Perform aseptic manipulations of cell culture lots and final product assemblies.
  • Document production operations in corresponding batch records and log sheets according to cGMPs and established SOPs.
  • Input data from production records to existing databases.
  • General housekeeping of manufacturing controlled areas.
  • Perform clean room equipment sanitization.
  • Record equipment metrology readings to ensure the equipment operates within specifications.
  • Interact with other departments such as Engineering, Facilities, Materials Management, QA, QC, R&D, Training, and Validation.
  • Review completed production records for accuracy.
  • Work independently under general supervision and direction.
  • Organizational and planning skills and the ability to cooperate with others in a team environment will be critical to success.
  • Practice safe work habits and adhere to Vericel’s safety procedures and guidelines. Other duties as assigned.

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Biotechnology certificate or equivalent with 0-2 years of experience working in a cGMP environment in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, or 3+ years of cGMP experience with GED or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Organizational and planning skills and the ability to cooperate with others in a team environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an ISO 7 clean room environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • May be required to sit for long periods of time while performing cell culture operations.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work 1 weekend day.
  • Rotating holiday coverage.
  • Ability to gown and gain entry to manufacturing areas.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Medical Science Liaison - Orthopedics Medical/Clinical Pharma Denver, CO - Homebased 06/19/2018

Position Summary

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for providing non-promotional scientific, educational, and research support for the Vericel Orthopedic portfolio.

Essential Functions

Activities will include:

  • The MSL will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key orthopedic experts and building a well-informed advocacy base for the Vericel Orthopedic franchise.
  • The MSL will act as a conduit for providing accurate and updated clinical, scientific and medical information to Cartilage Experts, health care professionals, treatments decision makers and other members of the scientific, provider and payer community (private insurance, payers, medical groups, government agencies, and health systems with drug formularies), in compliance with all relevant company policies.
  • Maintain business and clinical knowledge of the orthopedic/cell therapy treatment landscape including current treatment strategies, current and pending competitors, and new therapeutic developments.
  • Increases Vericel’s visibility among leaders in the therapeutic field of Orthopedic & Cell Therapy Management. Identifies, establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with key Experts, investigators and institutions strategic to product development.
  • Enhances clinical/scientific knowledge of Cell-therapies, through appropriate scientific exchange, publications, podium presentations and abstracts.
  • Participates in medical education for healthcare professionals through presentations with customer visits, investigator meetings, advisory boards, medical meetings, and other appropriate venues to enhance product and disease state knowledge.
  • Collaborates with clinical team and commercial teams to coordinate and optimize educational and research support for sites/investigators participating in Vericel clinical trials. Responds to unsolicited requests regarding interest in investigator sponsored studies (ISS), and supports ISS submissions through appropriate internal processes.
  • Responds to unsolicited request for medical information associated with supported products and disease state areas. Provides effective clinical presentations to internal and external audiences and tailors presentations to meet specific needs of the audience (appropriate response to unsolicited requests).
  • Identifies and communicates key clinical and research issues and insights from industry leaders to appropriate departments to help shape company research, development, and strategies for investigational and commercialized products.
  • Facilitates the identification of medical community educational needs around cartilage treatment management, including awareness and understanding of appropriate/inappropriate use of company products.
  • Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in support of needs of Key Opinion leaders (KOLs). Maintains clinical expertise through comprehensive education including attendance at relevant symposium, scientific workshops, and review of key journals.
  • Participation in required internal training, presentations and journal clubs. Maintains appropriate communication with Clinical, Regulatory, and Legal personnel within the company to ensure appropriate timelines and procedures are met.
  • Adheres to regulatory and compliance guidelines and company policies in all aspects of scientific dissemination of information to include responses to unsolicited requests for medical information.

Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • MS, Physical Therapy degree, RN/BSN, MD, PhD or PharmD
  • Experience working with orthopedics or cell therapies.
  • 2+ years of experience as a Medical Science Liaison or a related field.
  • Must live in the United States and within 30 miles of a major airport.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-versed in clinical and basic science to be able to deliver cutting edge data and technical/practical education to Health Care Professionals (HCP).

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Must be able to drive a company car.
  • Must be able and willing to attend surgical procedures.
  • Must be able to pass hospital credentialing requirements.
  • Must be able to lift and carry instrument trays, surgical supplies and training supplies, up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to travel up to 70% of the time in the Midwest of the United States, including occasional weekend travel for conferences and meetings.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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QC Analyst I Quality Control Cambridge 07/06/2020

Department Description:

Quality Control (QC) is responsible for incoming inspection of components and raw materials, plus quality testing (e.g. analytical, microbiological) of intermediate, stability and final product samples to demonstrate that all products manufactured meet standards required for cGMP operations. Various techniques (e.g. assay transfers, validation and qualification of new instrumentation) are utilized within the Quality Control Laboratory to ensure cGMP compliance.

Position Summary:

Perform routine testing of raw materials, in-process and final products in accordance with SOPs for product release and validation.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform microbiological assays for in-process and final product samples.
  • Perform analytical methods for final bulk material/finished goods.
  • Test and disposition of raw materials and perform environmental monitoring.
  • Review of QC data for compliance to procedures and specifications.
  • Calculate and evaluate results.
  • Participate in lab maintenance and administration duties.
  • Initiate lab investigations and deviations.
  • Lab support including but not limited to glass washing, autoclaving, etc.
  • Effectively demonstrate an understanding of CGMPs and how it applies to specific responsibilities.
  • Follow accurate oral and written procedures for testing of in-process and final product samples.
  • Provide input to the technical composition of operating documentation.
  • Work independently under general supervision and direction.
  • Work in compliance with cGMPs.
  • Practice safe work habits and adheres to Vericel’s safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintain lab documentation and notebooks, ensuring timely review, reconciliation and filing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience in a CGMP lab environment.
  • Proficient in Outlook, MS Word, Excel and lab based data management systems.
  • Experience with microbiological testing or environmental monitoring.
  • Experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Requires working one day per weekend.
  • Rotating holiday coverage.
  • Rotating off-shift alarm coverage. Must carry a company issued cell phone.
  • May be required to work in classified and controlled areas such as clean room environment wearing special garments. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
  • Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Receptionist General and Administrative Cambridge 06/29/2020

POSITION SUMMARY

Act as the first point of contact for all visitors to Vericel. Answer main phone line, direct calls and messages to the appropriate departments and maintain security logs. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and provide the highest level of customer service to all employees and outside visitors, vendors, clients as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Answer Vericel’s main phone line and direct callers to appropriate departments.

• Work with building security to direct visitors to Vericel’s reception area.

• Greet visitors to the site.

• Visually monitor the Cobalt Room hourly twice daily and maintain Cobalt Room log sheets.

• Prepare materials for new employees such as Vericel ID badges, building badges, office nameplate, and mailbox.

• Field emergency calls from within the site.

• Prepare visitor passes for all Vericel visitors.

• Create, laminate and post various emergency or procedural placards.

• Deactivate and update employee access badges as needed.

• Run weekly badging reports.

• Maintain parking pass validation and EZ Ride logs and run monthly reports.

• Sort and distribute incoming mail.

• Manager locker assignments.

• Track and order printer toner cartridges.

• Correspond via email with employees for basic needs.

• Manage office supply ordering and distribution.

• Assist with site event planning.

• Act as backup to the Executive Assistant. This may include managing calendars, assisting with Board meetings, travel arrangements and expense reports.

• Assist with other administrative project as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Required Education and Experience:

• College degree preferred plus 1+ years of administrative experience OR

• High school diploma plus 4+ years of administrative experience.

• Experience with Microsoft Office 365.

• Excellent customer service and communication skills.

• Experience in a professional office environment.

Preferred Education and Experience:

• Experience working with Concur to schedule travel and/or manage expense reports.

• Experience with coordinating company events/meetings.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

• May be required to sit for an extended period of time.

• May be required to lift up to 25 pounds.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Scientist, R&D Research and Development Cambridge 06/12/2020

Department Description:

The Research and Development group within Vericel supports the continuing development, characterization and validation of manufacturing methods, novel assays, new technology and operational improvements. This group manages technology transfers, clinical manufacturing, training, database development, trending analysis and stability. The R&D team plays an important role in commercial manufacturing troubleshooting, root cause investigation, process optimization and product life cycle management.

Position Summary:

Applies scientific principles and expertise in the design and development of robust, cost-effective manufacturing procedures and associated analytical method that meet quality, GMP, regulatory and health, safety, and environmental standards.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a comprehensive solid understanding and use of scientific principles and professional practices, to solve a wide range of complex problems in creative and practical ways.
  • Leads cross-functional development teams and provides scientific support and guidance in the development, scale-up, optimization and operation of methods for the production and testing of new components, technologies and products.
  • Maintains and demonstrates significant knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories in area of responsibility.
  • Independently reviews existing process and analytical development and production data; designs and conducts necessary experiments; interprets results; recommends changes or additional experiments.
  • Designs, executes, and interprets experiments to identify new methods to enhance the manufacture of or characterization of products in regards to safety, identity, strength, purity, stability and quality with minimal direction.
  • Stay abreast of new developments/technologies in areas of responsibility. Prepares proposals for introduction of technologies outlining the positive impact to the product for cost and/or quality.
  • Participate in establishing project strategy in consultation with management.
  • Represents the corporation in the greater biotech community by publishing in peer review journals and participation in scientific/technical conferences.
  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.
  • Directs the work of more junior staff. Provides technical guidance and trains less experienced staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS and 8+ years of related work experience, or
  • MS and 6+ years of related work experience, or
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related fields and 4+ years of related work experience.
  • Advanced expertise in mammalian cell culture and related techniques.
  • Familiarity with technical writing and statistical analysis to produce research protocols and reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience working on development or support of assays and/or manufacturing processes for a biological drug in a GMP facility.
  • 4+ years of experience in isolation and culturing human primary cells.
  • Experience with medium development, cell banking methods and development of cell-based assays.
  • 2+ years of experience in developing autologous cell therapies or tissue engineered products.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in analytical methods for protein, RNA and DNA analysis.
  • Prior experience in cGMP environment and clean room requirements.
  • Prior success with cell-based assay development.
  • Good leadership and people skills, team work experience, and demonstrated conflict handling and resolution ability and negotiation skills.
  • Good achievement and record in scientific research and technical development as evidenced by research paper, conference presentation, and patent publications.
  • Self-motivated, organized, familiar with the relevant literature, attention to details.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Benefits of being part of the Vericel team

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Comprehensive health plans
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Life & disability insurance
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Employee assistance & group legal plan
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Paid maternity & paternity leave
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Generous holiday & paid time off
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Retirement & stock plans
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Commuter benefits & subsidized parking
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Strong team atmosphere

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