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Senior Scientist

Company: BioFire Diagnostics
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

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 bioMerieux 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 (1 day vs 3 days).We offer an opportunity to join us at an inflection point in our commercial growth, with our first commercial product being released new venture capital funding and recognition from major customers and government agencies fueling an expansion of our staff.THE JOBScientist is responsible for conducting experiments and analyzing samples using instrumentation at the SDx site. Position requires knowledge of analytical methods and instrumentation using Liquid Chromatography with tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). Scientist should be able to work independently and plan and execute experiments with minimal supervision.PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Implementation and development of quantitative methods for analysis of small molecules under minimal supervision. Perform analytical testing projects related to the implementation of process improvements in the development, manufacturing and quality control areas in product development. Help troubleshoot with regards to experimental protocols and/or other technical difficulties. Use knowledge and experience to perform experiments to support projects and or investigations as required. Strong focus and attention to detail, and following best practices in a fast-paced industrial laboratory environment.
  • Analyze data collected in lab experiments using graphical and statistical methods. Able to write technical report with well documented data on experiments conducted. Clearly and efficiently communicate progress using presentation tools.
  • Assist and engage in investigations, and work with personnel from operation microbiology team, formulations team to perform analytical testing and or wet chemistry experiments. Demonstrate time management and efficiency through careful planning and multi-tasking. Participate in critical cross training to ensure that lab support is available to support customer/other team requests.
  • Perform routine maintenance of the HPLC-MS instrument. Generate and maintain test methods, SOPs, and training documents. Maintain instrumentation records, calibrations, and maintenance logs. Support compilation of product or project specific documentation. Maintain inventory and order lab supplies as needed. Assist in any other miscellaneous lab activities that arise as part of the projects.KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
  • This position requires knowledge of analytical analysis methodologies and instrumentation. This includes, but is not limited to, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (LC), Mass Spectrometry (MS), and Liquid Chromatography with tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
  • B.S. degree in a chemistry or biochemistry or related field is desired.
  • Prefer 2-4 years of industrial experience with LC Mass Spectrometry (LCMS), HPLC, and UV-Vis spectroscopy.
  • Must have computer skills including Microsoft Office (MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint)
  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Excellent chemical hygiene, experience working with hazardous materials
  • Strong focus and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize accuracy while following best practices in a fast-paced industrial laboratory environment
  • Ability to build effective relationships and collaborate with team members across various levels of technical expertise, from technicians through advanced scientists
  • Must display good problem solving ability, written communication skills in English, and possess strong organizational skills.IMPACT / MANAGEMENT SCOPEDecision Making -must have the ability to work unsupervised and operate with great latitude for independent judgment and initiative.WORKING CONDITIONSExtensive standing, repetitive hand and arm motions, ability to climb steps. Lifting (up to 50Lbs) and moving containers. Working with the computer at the workstation. Constant noise is common due to the operation of equipment. Excellent personal hygiene required. Gloves are required to handle the product. Excellent chemical-hygiene and experience working with hazardous materials. Lab coats and Safety glasses are required#BmxCA

Keywords: BioFire Diagnostics, San Jose , Senior Scientist, Other , San Jose, California

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