Scientist, IVD Chemistry

  • Job Reference: 425086072-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Surf Search Inc
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Rapidly growing IVD biotech company is searching for a Staff Scientist, IVD Chemistry to work with the product and process development team and design reagents for point-of-care molecular diagnostic assay products. This person will be responsible for improving the technology focusing on the analytical biochemistry.

Qualifications for the Scientist, Chemistry IVD:
  • PhD in life science
  • 5+ years' post-doctoral laboratory experience in IVD product development OR BS/MS with min of 10 years relevant industry experience
  • Experience developing commercial assays from concept through scale-up and commercial launch
  • Experienced developing and troubleshooting complex biochemical mixtures for a commercial diagnostic product
  • Knowledge of technical concepts of RT-PCR assay development
  • Experience managing other scientists within an integrated multidisciplinary laboratory
  • Experience in a fast-paced startup biotech environment
Responsibilities of the Scientist, Chemistry IVD:
  • Product and process development and tech transfer of reagents used in molecular diagnostic assay products
  • Develop, optimize and troubleshoot complex reagent blends, enzyme master mixes, oligonucleotide primer blends, lyophilized components, conjugations and labeling reactions, lateral flow chemistry
  • Develop analytical methods for qualifying and troubleshooting complex reagent blends
  • Conduct product scale-up and transfer into manufacturing
  • Lead projects and supervise a small team (3-4) of scientists and technicians
  • Operate and maintain HPLC's, spectrophotometers and ion chromatographs
  • Reports to Director, R&D Biochemistry
Occupational Category: 9-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists