The Research Scientist will join a fast-growing team of chemists, biochemists, and chemical engineers to develop innovative medical technologies that can fast track the product development cycle. The candidate will work together with other senior scientists to lead Zymeron’s rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and point of care test (POCT) team. He or she will serve as a technical project manager for diagnostic assay projects, with main responsibilities including project planning, experiment design and execution, reports writing, collaborator communication and coordination, and scientific presentations. The Research Scientist is also expected to join other senior scientists to initiate new projects within the R&D scope of the company, including seeking new business opportunities.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct rapid immunoassay development, including reagent screening, feasibility study, assay optimization and validation, integration of off the shelf and specially designed device components.
- Implement chemistry or bioengineering strategies to enhance analyte-specific binding and minimize off-target binding.
- Coordinate technical transfer of new assays and procedures for validation and scaling up.
- Design and lead studies to test hypotheses related to target product profiles (TPP). Analyze data, evaluate results, form conclusions, and determine future experiments.
- Compile and analyze data; author reports, tech briefs and proposals; present to business partners and stakeholders.
Required Key Competencies
- Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or related fields with 2 years of post-doctoral relevant experience.
- Strong background with minimum 3 years of experience in diagnostic tests, immunoassays, or paper-based assay technologies. Hands on experience in assay optimization, experimental design and versatile laboratory practice is a must.
- Experience in fluorescent assay development and blood processing devices is preferred.
- Ability to analyze and interpret complex experiments and results in a concise fashion.
- Demonstrated attention to details.
- Strong self-direction and well-developed interpersonal skills.
- Strong oral and written skills.