Scientist I, Molecular Diagnostics

An exciting new diagnostic company based on a next-generation CRISPR and synthetic biology technology platform is seeking an outstanding scientist to work as part of a product development team to engineer and launch molecular diagnostic products across a range of impactful healthcare applications. The successful candidate will contribute to new product initiatives through requirement definition, prototype design, reaction optimization, verification, validation, and assay troubleshooting.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience designing, developing, testing, implementing, and supporting molecular diagnostics assay workflows using a requirement-driven approach – equivalent academic experience is highly valued and will qualify. Experience working on cross-functional teams to apply scientific methods and product/process design principles in establishing and improving quality control and manufacturing processes is a plus. Successful candidates will join an exciting and fast-paced team focused on improving human health worldwide through a highly innovative CRISPR-based platform for molecular diagnostics.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  •  Provides substantial, high-quality contributions to projects by working independently and leveraging the active support of others.

  •  Independently identifies and utilizes relevant internal documentation and external publications to optimize procedures and processes.

  •  Creative problem solving and critical thinking skills for addressing technical issues during assay development

  •  Proactively and effectively interacts with counterparts across one or more departments to support achievement of project goals.

  •  Helps to design guard-banding parameters, verification tests and validation experiments

  •  Performs primary data analysis of results, and provides substantial contributions to internal technical reports and design documentation

  •  Writes and reviews experimental protocols and Standard Operating Procedures, incorporating input from other team members efficiently and effectively

  •  Performs molecular laboratory methods including nucleic acid extraction, reverse transcription, quantitative PCR, and various other molecular diagnostic technologies.

  •  Participates in cross-functional process development and improvement teams focused on improving efficiency, throughput, cost, and quality

Minimum Qualifications

  •  Master’s degree (+1 year relevant experience) or Bachelor’s degree (+3 years relevant experience) in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, or a closely-related discipline is required; PhD preferred.

  •  Experience with data analysis, maintenance of data quality and technical troubleshooting.


  •  Demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to cross-functional process development, improvement, and troubleshooting teams.

  •  Strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated track record of successful communication with internal teams and managers.

  •  A track record of successfully completing assignments and meeting goals within aggressive timelines.

  •  Knowledge of statistical process control charts and data interpretation.

  •  Excellent organizational and planning skills.

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