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Bioengineering Co-op

Aspect Biosystems

Aspect Biosystems

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024
As a Bioengineering Co-op, you will be part of a multidisciplinary R&D team focused on the development of bioprinted tissue therapeutics. In this role, you will provide support for the design, fabrication, and testing of 3D bioprinted tissue therapeutics by using and adapting Aspect’s microfluidic bioprinting technology. This is an exciting opportunity for you to work closely with a team of engineers, cell biologists, and biomaterials experts to develop bioprinted tissues that could transform the way we develop medicines and treat disease.
The hiring range for this role is $3,000 - $4,000 per month. Our ranges are based on market data and offered salaries will be based on a combination of factors including, but not limited to, the successful candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, education, and experience. Members of the Aspect team also receive equity, a comprehensive benefits package, and support for continuous learning and career progression.


  • Help develop, characterize, and validate bioprinting processes and tissue devices for therapeutic applications.
  • Prepare and process biomaterials and cells for bioprinting tissue development studies.
  • Perform in vitro assays to characterize bioprinted tissue health and function, including cell viability staining, immunostaining, and ELISA techniques.
  • Perform mechanical and stability tests to characterize new bioprinted tissue implants.
  • Create experimental reports and present experiments to key stakeholders.
  • Rigorously document all work, following documentation standards.
  • Become an expert user of Aspect’s microfluidic bioprinting technology.


  • Education: Student enrolled in biomedical engineering, cell biology or similar program.
  • Development Experience: You are familiar with cell biology techniques and principles.
  • Technical Skill Set: You have experience working in a wet lab and in aseptic conditions (stock solution preparation, cell culture, in vitro assays). Experience with 3D printing or other complex scientific equipment is an asset.
  • Problem Solver: Demonstrated ability to identify innovative working solutions to problems with challenging constraints.
  • Effective Communicator: You have superior written and verbal communication skills. You are an active listener who can communicate to different audiences in diverse situations.
  • Detail oriented: You have outstanding attention to detail, and experimental and process rigor. You take pride in your work and strive for excellence in the work you do.
  • Go-Getter: You work with a sense of urgency, are results-driven, and thrive in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary, and entrepreneurial environment. You are willing to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done.
Who We Are
Aspect Biosystems is a Canadian biotechnology company creating bioprinted tissue therapeutics to transform how we treat disease. Our bold team of innovators and entrepreneurs have joined us from all over the globe to create a new class of regenerative medicine and work towards a future where our bioprinted tissues are used to save lives and make people healthier. We are endlessly curious and wildly passionate about what we do. Every person on our team is a key contributor to our success and is eager to roll up their sleeves to make a difference in the ever-changing world of biotech. If you are committed to making a real impact and accelerating the development of life-changing therapies, we want to hear from you!
At Aspect Biosystems, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or terminate, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, provincial, or local law.