Senior Microfluidic ImmunoAssay Developer

Prenosis - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)

Position Title: Senior Microfluidic ImmunoAssay Developer

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports to: Senior Director – R &D

Prenosis is developing a powerful and versatile handheld device for the rapid measurement of biomarkers from a single drop of blood. Using novel patented techniques based on >10 years of research, Prenosis’s device is capable of measurement of many critical entities from blood using a single platform for a wide range of applications. The technology has the potential to save millions of lives per year and billions of dollars in healthcare spending. The company is well funded with 8 current full time employees and is looking to hire for three additional full time positions.

Prenosis is looking for an individual who will be instrumental from early stage conceptual design, development, testing, and through pilot manufacturing and successful release.

Summary/Contribution of the Position:

We have an opening for an Microfluidic ImmunoAssay Developer for our Device Development team, who will be an integral part of our company. We are seeking individuals that can assume the following responsibilities and possesses the following skills and characteristics. This is a great opportunity to join a growing company.

The microfluidic Assay Developer will be responsible for translating the R&D Systems internal gold standard assay to microfluidics. S/he will be responsible for developing, making and optimizing any changes that will be needed for delivery of multiplexed assays into the microfluidic platform. Assay developer will work with internal resources and third-party partners to bring product to a fruition. Must have citizenship or hold permanent residency in US.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Product development of molecular and cell assays in microfluidics.
  • Translate product contents from current internal gold standard of R&D Systems assays to microfluidic system.
  • Project research and development as needed.
  • Use standard operating procedures (SOP) and good laboratory practices (GLP).
  • History of biochemical and/or cell-based assay development, optimization and troubleshooting in an automated laboratory environment a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of protein biochemistry and/or enzymology.
  • Responsible for performing and tracking of technical troubleshooting activities.
  • Ability to untangle and identify root cause problems in microfluidic systems.
  • Evaluate data, prepare technical reports and make scientific presentations. Outstanding scientific presentation, writing, and communication skills.
  • Support mentorship and training of junior team members.
  • Actively manage project timelines and technical risk to ensure on-time and quality delivery of projects.

Education and experience

  • MS, PhD in biochemistry, chemical or biological engineering, molecular biology, chemical engineering, or a related field.
  • A solid knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology is required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant high industry research experience is a must.
  • Experience working with or developing microfluidic assay immunocapture is a must.
  • Good user knowledge in biological reagents, i.e. antibodies, aptamers, etc.
  • Familiarity with statistical concepts and/or experience with analysis software such as JMP, Origin, and R.
  • Experience with plate-based bioassays and analytical assay development.
  • Practical experience using liquid handling robots and knowledge of biostatistics is preferred.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision a must.
  • A proven track record of accomplishments and timely delivery on goals a must.

Core Competencies

  • Ingenuity and creativity
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Scientific objectivity and focus
  • Ability to execute and deliver
  • Strong Written and verbal communications

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $90,000.00 /year


  • Microfluidic Assay development: 3 years (Required)


  • Doctorate (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)