Working At Ossium


Who We Are

At Ossium, we believe that science is humanity’s best weapon in the fight against disease, and we embrace the challenge of mobilizing the world’s healthcare ecosystem to win that fight. In pursuit of this goal, we empower our employees, maintain the highest standards of excellence, and are a force for good.

Kevin Caldwell

CEO, Co-Founder & President


Listen to Kevin Speak About Our Vision

Principles


The values we live by

Impact

We are mission-driven and results-oriented. We believe that a healthier world is a better one and that our work should drive positive change.

Truth

Embracing the truth empowers us to learn from both our successes and our mistakes. We follow the data wherever it leads.

Ownership

We hold ourselves and each other to the highest bar. We care deeply about the work we do and know that even the smallest details can make a difference.

Inside Look


Day in the Life

Donor Field Services Managers

These donor tissue recovery experts work with our OPO partners to continuously improve our tissue recovery processes.  They are masters of Ossium’s recovery protocols and practices.

Production Associates

These processing experts make our cell therapy products. They are skilled in tissue processing, cell processing, and cryopreservation.

Clinical Trial Project Managers

These project management maestros ensure that our clinical trials are run with diligent care.  They work with clinical investigators and healthcare institutions to manage our research.



Words from the Team

I really appreciate that Ossium has challenged me in ways that totally throw me out of my comfort zone. It's a wonderful place to learn and grow.

Brian Johnstone

VP of Research

Brian Johnstone

VP of Research

For the past 20 years, Dr. Johnstone has been actively involved in translating adult stem cell therapies into treatments for a host of diseases affecting the major organs of the body. In 2004, he co-authored one of the first studies demonstrating the potential for treating cardiovascular diseases with novel adult stem cells isolated from fat.

Since then, Dr. Johnstone has continued to develop and test new medical uses for adult stem cells as part of his own research as well as in collaboration with international academic centers and pharma / biotech firms.

Outside of the research setting, Dr. Johnstone co-founded NeuroFx, an early-stage biotech firm developing a novel therapy for neurological disorders. Dr. Johnstone led the R&D program at NeuroFx for two years, where he was directly responsible for preclinical and chemistry, manufacturing, and controls development activities. He continues to act as an advisor for NeuroFx. Additionally, Dr. Johnstone has formed two other biotech companies, Chemigen, which is developing a small molecule drug for treating Lou Gehrig’s disease, and EmphyMab Biotech (now Allinaire), which is developing biologics to treat serious lung diseases.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Dr. Johnstone was an early employee at Sangamo Biosciences for 6 years, where he managed the preclinical development program for their lead gene therapy candidate for cardiovascular diseases, which is currently in Phase II clinical testing. Dr. Johnstone received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles.

I love working for a company that consistently sparks passion, cultivates my professional growth, and advances patient care. Each of my teammates plays a vital role and our strength, enthusiasm, and dedication combine in order to improve the business and science as a whole. I am proud and fulfilled to be an Ossie!

Hannah Miller

Manager, Cell Manufacturing

Hannah Miller

Manager, Cell Manufacturing

I was initially drawn to Ossium by Kevin's vision of changing the way we think about healthcare, and the potential to positively impact so many people. As I got to know the team, my desire to be a part of Ossium only grew! Every day I come to work energized by the passion and knowledge of those around me.

Jay Gardner

Director of People & Talent

Jay Gardner

Director of People & Talent

Ms. Gardner is a hands-on People leader with deep experience supporting high-growth startups across SaaS, cleantech, and fintech. Her focus is building scalable People and Talent infrastructure that emphasizes connection and engagement across multiple locations, teams, and levels.

Before joining Ossium, Ms. Gardner established the People team as employee #18 at Turntide Technologies, a cleantech electric motor startup with backing from Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Robert Downey Jr. During her tenure, she cemented the People team as the connective tissue for a before-its-time hybrid model of 6 offices and 40% remote staff, and drove 555% headcount growth across the company. At Turntide she rolled out multiple people-focused initiatives including introducing OKRs, creating a recruiting playbook, founding a DEBI (Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion) team, and building out the onboarding program Turntide 101. Ms. Gardner also spent 4 years in HR Consulting, working with startups across the nation to implement HR systems and best practices. Her team supported between 30-40 clients at any given time to onboard companies’ first hires, create a foundational HR base, and set the company up for future success with a focus on proactive consultative HR.

Prior to finding her calling in the People space, Ms. Gardner worked in guest operations at San Francisco’s two science museums: The California Academy of Sciences (where she presented public engagement shows underwater as a scuba diver) and the Exploratorium. Ms. Gardner received her BA in Feminist Studies from Stanford University, where she won a national championship as a member of the women’s water polo team and was named to the All-American team all four years. She also spent six months playing professional water polo overseas in Greece.




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At Ossium, we’re always looking for talented, mission-driven people.


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