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Democratizing Medicine

Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology

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Company Description

Homodeus’ mission is to empower individuals to have greater ownership of their health with rapid, low-cost home and point-of-care diagnostics. We build breakthrough technology at the intersection of software, hardware, chemistry, and biology. We use this technology to champion a new era of personalized healthcare and help end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homodeus is a well-funded, rapidly growing health-tech company founded by award-winning scientist and highly successful serial entrepreneur, Dr. Jonathan Rothberg. Homodeus is a member of 4Catalyzer, an incubator of biotech and med device companies who have collectively raised over $700 million in funding to date.

Joining Homodeus is the opportunity to redesign the future of healthcare through the power of technology. Embark on a journey with us to maximize global impact, motivated by the idea that our products will change the lives of millions along with the people you love.

Job Description

As part of our team, your core responsibilities will be:

  • Optimize personal diagnostic assay designs to maximize production, performance and cost efficiency.
  • Transfer assay design to product development
  • Troubleshoot and/or performance or production related issues
  • Develop assay formats to support detection of additional disease states.
  • Prepare presentations, reports, research, and other deliverables related to assay development activities performed.
  • Actively support collaboration with external development partners
  • Periodic weekend work and long days may be required

Qualifications

Baseline skills/experiences/attributes:

  • Minimum of 9 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or Biological/Biomedical Engineering. Minimum of 4 years with a M.S or 2 years with a PhD. An additional 4 years of directly related experience in lieu of degree may be considered as well
  • Working experience with all aspects of isothermal amplification (LAMP, MDA, NEAR, RPA), as well as biological assay development and operation.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills are required, and the ability to interact well in group meetings/working environments.
  • Laser-like attention to detail, ability to follow complex protocols accurately and reproducibly.
  • Keen powers of observation, able to identify and capture critical insights associated with experiments/protocols.
  • Takes ownership of tasks and problems and provides solutions.
  • Self-starter with a ferocious work ethic who can work independently, but who also functions well in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated soft skills: able to maintain excellent rapport with colleagues in the face of tight timelines

Ideally, you also have these skills/experiences/attributes (but it’s ok if you don’t!):

  • Experience and expertise with isothermal amplification, Lateral Flow Assays or personal diagnostic workflows and reagents
  • Experience working in start-up environments
  • Familiarity with FDA approval process
  • Familiar with statistical analyses using software such as SAS, JMP, R or Minitab

You Deeply Identify with Core Homodeus Values:

  • Efficient & Speedy - you get work done in a fraction of the time as industry peers
  • Intellectually Curious - you are thoughtful & inquisitive; people enjoy working with you because they learn from you
  • Mission-Driven & Committed - you are passionate about the company's purpose and are immensely productive
  • Team Oriented - you celebrate and take joy in the success of others on the team

Additional Information

We offer great perks:

  • Fully covered medical insurance plan, and dental & vision coverage - as a health-tech company, we place great worth on our teams’ well-being
  • Competitive salaried compensation - we value our employees and show it
  • Equity - we want every employee to be a stakeholder
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits - we make your commute more reasonable
  • Free onsite meals + kitchen stocked with snacks.
  • 401k plan - we facilitate your retirement goals
  • Beautiful office near the ocean-front in historic Guilford, Connecticut
  • The opportunity to build a revolutionary healthcare product and save millions of lives!

For this role, we provide visa assistance for qualified candidates.

Homodeus does not accept agency resumes.

Homodeus is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or Veteran status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

4Catalyzer at a glance

Democratizing Medicine

4Catalyzer focuses on Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Cloud Computing, and Deep Learning. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.4catalyzer.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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