Senior R&D Scientist
Company: BioFire Diagnostics
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 24, 2022
The CompanyThe world is facing a medical crisis, bacteria are
increasingly evolving resistance to even our strongest antibiotics.
The problem is already very real and immediate; for example,
bloodstream infection leading to sepsis is now responsible for more
than half of all deaths in hospitals and is the most expensive
condition treated in hospitals. Sepsis mortality rate increases
> 6% every hour without effective antibiotic treatment. Yet,
despite the life and death urgency, and healthcare cost impacts,
current methodologies require 3 days to determine the correct
antibiotic.Specific Diagnostics, a bioM--rieux company, has
developed a breakthrough solution to rapidly determine the
effective antibiotic treatment for bloodstream and other acute
infections. Used for bloodstream infection Specific's solution
provides results 2 days sooner than existing methods, saving
patients suffering from drug-resistant infection.We have been
funded by nearly $30 M in non-dilutive government-sponsored
research support and recently $17.5 M in venture capital. This is
an opportunity to join us at an inflection point in our commercial
growth as we bring our first key product to market and with
recognition from major customers fueling an expansion of our
staff.The JobThis is the job for you if want to be where your ideas
will be central to world-changing and lifesaving products.
Microbiology R&D is at the core of our company we are seeking
an exceptional talent to join our team. This is a senior role; you
will be a key contributor and critical to the success of the
company. The job includes experimental research and development to
create a cutting-edgein vitrodiagnostic system. Experience in
product development for medical diagnostics is preferred. Ideally,
you have proven expertise in planning and executing laboratory
experiments, preparing, and giving presentations, data preparation
and acquisition, and data interpretation. Domain knowledge in
protocols, execution of clinical studies, and experience working
within regulatory guidelines is a definite plus.The job requires
in-depth knowledge and proficiency in standard microbiological
methods such as dilution and enumeration of microorganisms,
stocking frozen strains, isolation, and identification of
pathogenic microorganisms, preparation and sterilization of culture
media, aseptic techniques, components of culture media, and impact
on growth. You must be able to work in compliance with FDA and ISO
guidelines in the regulated IVD arena. Key responsibilities
- Working independently and as a member of a cross-functional
team to support microbiology research and development.
- Preparing data decks and giving presentations for various
- Working as a member of the development team executing
analytical and research studies.
- Providing team members with technical guidance and training, as
well as identifying resources needed to meet or exceed project
- Authoring and reviewing protocols, reports, SOPs, work
instructions, and other product-related documents.YouCreating
new-to-the-world, impactful products, requires passion, smarts,
strength, persistence, and hard work. You should be able to solve
difficult problems and get big things done. You will be
self-motivated, highly organized, and flexible. Ability to
independently manage a project is needed and you must be able to
adapt to shifting priorities. You should be excited by the prospect
of working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.We are adding
only the most exceptional talent to our outstanding team of
engineers and scientists. You should have a track record of success
in your education and projects, along with the following
characteristics and skills:
- PhD in Microbiology or similar discipline with 1+ years of
industry microbiology and/or medical diagnostics, or M.S. in
equivalent major with 4+ years in microbiology and/or medical
- Strong research background. Exceptional skills in preparing
presentations and analyzing data.
- Experience working with a team of microbiologists. Previous
track record of collaboration within a fast-paced environment a
- Proven proficiency in data analysis, research design,
troubleshooting, and evaluation of new technologies and
- Experience in the development and validation of clinical
diagnostic/susceptibility assays for infectious disease.
- Teamwork experience, start-up experience and knowledge of AST
is a plus, but not a pre-requisite.
- Clinical Microbiology Laboratory experience is a plus.
- Experience working with multidrug-resistant bacteria and/or
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis is preferred.
- A team player that works well can independently and as part of
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