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Principal Scientist - Assay Development - molecula

Company: InnoTech Staffing
Location: Brighton
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionInnoTECH Staffing is looking to hire a Principal Scientist, Assay Development for an exciting molecular diagnostics start-up in the Boston area.

Summary/ObjectiveOur client, an exciting new diagnostic company based on next-generation CRISPR and Synthetic Biology technology platforms, is seeking an outstanding Assay Integration Principal Scientist to develop and launch molecular diagnostic products. The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and execution of research and development activities that enable the integration of sample preparation and synthetic biology processes onto point-of-care consumables and platforms. In addition, the successful candidate will help drive the innovation of the platform and translate improvements into new products.

  • Development of novel molecular diagnostic assays using innovative CRISPR based techniques
  • Integrate assays into point-of-care platforms and consumables
  • Independently plan, design, optimize and execute experiments
  • Conduct feasibility, development and late-stage product management studies
  • Assess the compatibility of various materials with company's biochemistry and detection strategies
  • Develop reagents within design control process and manage validations
  • Oversee critical reagent development, validation, and transfer to Operations
  • Provide data summaries, written reports and oral presentations to internal and external teams
  • Interface with molecular and engineering teams to develop novel consumables
  • Inventive, with ability to implement ideas in the laboratory
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting capabilities
  • Technical proficiency in biochemistry and molecular biology techniques, including hands-on experience with nucleic acid amplification techniques (PCR, SDA, LAMP, RPA, TMA)
  • Perform high level analysis of experimental results, DOE (JMP/Minitab) experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic team player with a positive attitude
  • Commitment to achieving goals and adhering to timelinesCompetencies
    • Communicating with Impact
    • Decision Making & Problem Solving
    • Taking Initiative and Follow-up
    • Planning and Organizing
    • Building Effective Partnerships
    • Adaptability
    • Technical Skills/Professional Knowledge
    • Project Management
    • Coaching and DevelopmentRequired Education and Experience
      • PhD in Bioengineering or Life Sciences with a minimum of 8 years of industry experience, or M.S. in Bioengineering or Life Sciences with minimum of 11 years industry experience.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of cell and molecular biology and biochemistry with the technical aptitude to learn different scientific applications quickly.
      • Experience integrating sample preparation or molecular assays into IVD consumables.
      • Industry experience in IVD product development, preferably point of care.
      • Strong background in assay development, including nucleic acid manipulation.
      • Excellent communication skills, creative problem solver in technical areas. Preferred education and experience
        • Work with clinical samples using molecular diagnostic technologies.
        • Experience developing lyophilization formulations and protocols for enzyme-based assays.
        • Experience with isothermal nucleic acid amplification technologies.
        • Experience with 510k submissions.
        • Management of external collaborators.
        • Project management experiences a plus.
        • Prior experience with managing a small team.Salary is up to $200K plus bonus and stock options and full benefits package

Keywords: InnoTech Staffing, Boston , Principal Scientist - Assay Development - molecula, Other , Brighton, Massachusetts

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