Senior Scientist, Protein Science Immunoassay Development

Bio-Techne - Waltham, MA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $96,000 - $130,000 a year
By joining the Bio-Techne team you will have an impact on future cutting-edge research. Bio-Techne, and all of its brands, provides tools for researchers in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics.

Exosome Diagnostics,a Bio-Techne brand, is focused on developing and commercializing revolutionary biofluid-based diagnostics to deliver personalized precision healthcare to improve lives. Exosomes are messengers released by all living cells into biofluids, such as plasma, serum, urine, cerebrospinal fluid and saliva, forming a highly enriched source of RNA, DNA and proteins from their cell of origin. Our proprietary exosome-based technology platform can yield comprehensive and dynamic molecular insights about cells in the body without direct access to the actual cells. Through this novel technology, we are focused on transforming how cancer and other major diseases are detected, diagnosed, treated and monitored. To this end, we will launch multiple diagnostics, including liquid biopsy tests for solid tumors and other disease areas.

We are currently expanding R&D capacity in our Waltham facility and seeking a Senior Scientist with proven experience in protein science and technology, particularly in designing, optimizing and validating immunoassay from sample to result. This position provides a wonderful opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial company growth with personal and professional development.

The position requires an individual with a can-do attitude who is adaptable and able to fill different roles and responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated track record in immunoassay development in an industrial setting, preferably under a regulated environment, and will be highly organized with attention to details and have excellent communication skills.

Key responsibilities:
Serve as an in-house subject matter expert in protein science and technology.
Provide technical leadership in immunoassay development and validation.
Develop work routines including automation and plans protocols SOPs reports.
Develop and validate custom immunoassay products in CLIA or FDA-regulated setting.
Develop in-house technology solutions to interrogate exosome protein cargos.
Lead or support projects for protein biomarker discovery including using proteomics.
Timely report and document results and progress to colleagues, clients or for IP filing.
Take routine laboratory responsibilities and be compliant with laboratory rules.

Education and Experience:
PhD in a relevant scientific field and 5+ years of experience in a molecular biology laboratory, preferably in biotech industry.
3+ years of hands-on experience in immunoassay development.
Familiarity with commercial protein immunoassay technology landscape.
Versed in cancer biology and/or neuroscience subjects.
Prior experience working with biofluids is a plus.
Prior experience working in a regulated environment is a plus.
Prior experience implementing design for six sigma is also a plus

Desired Skills:
Experienced in a variety of protein science techniques including protein extraction and detection, characterization of antibody-antigen interactions including quality control aspects, and/or in chemistry to enhance specificity and sensitivity of such interactions.
Self-motivated to prioritize schedule and undertake concurrent projects independently.
Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills in a cross-functional setting.
The ability to implement technologies developed from R&D into a CLIA or an FDA-regulated environment to provide superior diagnostic solutions for patients and users.
Excellent work ethics with high degree of professionalism and integrity.