Assay Development Scientist

Job Description
Xen Biofluidx, Inc, a rapidly growing California developer of point of care and high throughput assays is looking for a Research Scientist to aid in development of innovative assays for therapeutic proteins, disease markers and commercial diagnostic applications. The successful candidate will have at least two years of hands-on experience with various immuno-based diagnostic techniques, such as ELISA, lateral flow rapid test, homogeneous assays and other biosensor-based analytical & diagnostic instrumentation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the assay development group, the Research Scientist will:

- Develop high performance systems for bioresearch, bioprocess development, and near-patient diagnostic applications including antibody screening, production and purification, antibody-antigen, ligand-receptor, protein-protein and/or protein-DNA interactions monitoring;

- Develop and perform assays for product development, process validation and quality control analysis;

- Plan, design and perform scientific experiments to benchmark system performance;

- Work closely with other Scientists and Engineers to provide scientific inputs related to company products;

- Interact with end users to identify needs and organize for specific customer applications;

REQUIREMENTS:

- PhD in Chemistry/Biochemistry or related fields with at least two years of hands-on experience in the development of immuno-based diagnostic assays preferably in a commercial environment.

- Prior work with analytical & diagnostic instrumentation, biosensors, lateral flow and/or colorimetric assay development.

- Protein expression and monoclonal antibody development experience is required.

- Strong quantitative intuition, plus excellent experimental design and data analysis skills.

- Be a 'hands-on' person who welcomes challenges, works independently or as part of a team, and has the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

- Prior experience in development and validation of ligand binding assays is a plus.

- Excellent organizational and communication skills.

- The ability to understand and communicate technical scientific information to a wide range of customers.

- Proficient in using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

- Flexibility, creativity and an internal-motivation to succeed.

Our dynamic workplace is attractive to those who are self-motivated and able to organize work, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines. Flexibility to handle rapidly changing objectives and timelines is essential.

Company

Xen Biofluidx Inc

Job Code

State or Province

California

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